Monthly Archives: April 2011

Honoring Dr. McIntosh – a Local Health Care Hero

Dr. Charles B. McIntosh has dedicated a lifetime to improving the lives of families in the Jacksonville community. As the first African-American pediatrician to practice in Jacksonville, he noticed that there were many more health issues extending beyond his office … Continue reading

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Joann Manning Brings “Sunshine” to First Coast Kids Affected With HIV

Joann Manning has been giving herself to the Jacksonville community for more than 20 years. With the help of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Joann has devoted her time into making a difference in the lives of children through Camp … Continue reading

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Volunteers Give Gift of Reading to the Visually Impaired

WJCT radio is the community supported public broadcasting station for the First Coast area.  WJCT’s Radio Reading Service has provided years of service that has enriched the lives of visually impaired community members. This invaluable service enables visually impaired citizens … Continue reading

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Peg Chassman Makes Life Better for First Coast Families

As a lifelong volunteer, Peg Chassman has spent the majority of her life providing better opportunities for families and children. As past-president of the YMCA’s Community Initiatives Board, she helped low-income families find work, clothing and better living accommodations. Since … Continue reading

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Professional Women are Making GOOD Things Happen in Our Community!

The Professional Women’s Council, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce has been enhancing the lives of the community since 2003.  PWC is a network of women supporting each other and building relationships, businesses and futures within Northeast Florida. This group partners … Continue reading

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Ray Storms Opens Heart and Home to Sudanese Refugees

Ray Storms is providing a brighter future for the Lost Boys of Sudan. For more than six years he has been volunteering with the Alliance of the Lost Boys, helping them assimilate into and become responsible stewards of the Jacksonville … Continue reading

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Trailblazing Priest Works to Break Down Racial Barriers

The Reverend Davette Turk spent nearly 30 years forging hope and new beginnings in the Jacksonville community. She became the first female priest of the Episcopalian Diocese of Florida.Thanks to her trailblazing, more than 30 women have since joined the … Continue reading

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17 Year Old is Making a Difference of the First Coast

Matthew Pendleton is receiving HOJ’s Youth Works Award for his outstanding community service on April 21 at Celebrate!GOOD. Matthew Pendleton is a natural leader. This 17 year old is a powerhouse of service, mobilizing those around him to get involved … Continue reading

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Some “GOOD” Thoughts from Our CEO

To Celebrate!GOOD.  That’s our mission for the HandsOn Jacksonville event coming up this Thursday evening.  Please let me share some thoughts that were inspired by a friend of mine, Tracy Connors, executive editor of the second edition of Volunteer Management … Continue reading

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JSO Officer’s Selfless Acts Bring Hope to Family

Lt. Jeff White has been a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for more than 13 years. After learning that one of his fellow officers was going through unimaginable turmoil, Lt. White initiated ways to raise awareness, funds and community … Continue reading

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