Tag Archives: HandsOn Jacksonville

Overcoming Obstacles to Serve Others

Mike started a fundraiser to buy new batteries for
his neighbor’s wheelchairs. He installed them all
himself, for free. He does so much to benefit his
community, all from his wheelchair. Continue reading

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Volunteer Inspires Teens With Passion for Service to Others

Christine encourages teens to volunteer, helping create a passion for service that will follow them for the rest of their lives! Continue reading

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Volunteer is Dedicated to Keeping Jacksonville Beautiful

by Shelby Durden Chris Buckley is the recipient of the 2016 HandsOn Earth Award for her work with the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission. The Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission is a local, grassroots affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest … Continue reading

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Corporate Employees Join forces to Revitalize Terry Parker High School

According to many researchers, the physical condition of a school is a stronger predictor of academic achievement than many family background factors and socio-economic conditions. On Saturday, September 12, 2015,  HandsOn Jacksonville partnered with Fidelity Investments and Florida Blue to … Continue reading

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Judy Smith – Bridging Differences, Uniting Humanity through Service

by Laura Jo Brunson Judith A.M. “Judy” Smith is not a woman easily defined.  Executive. Professor. Retired Navy Commander. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Great-grandmother. Funny. Fun. Generous. Faith-filled. Friend. While any one of those terms fails to fully define Judy, in … Continue reading

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Bringing Joy Through Music – Meet Giles Mealor

Giles Mealor has been a volunteer with Heartland Hospice for over three years where he plays the clarinet for individuals living in nursing homes and hospice care facilities. Giles has touched the lives of people in these homes throughout Jacksonville, … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Carole Ann Steiger

Meet Carole Ann Steiger Position at HOJ: Vice President/Chief Operations Officer What could you not live without? 1.  Gratitude & a deep awareness that we are able to share this amazing experience called life 2.  Freshly brewed cinnamon coffee(black) upon awakening … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Kim Bomberger

Meet Kim Bomberger Position at HOJ: Communications Director What could you not live without? I’ve learned that other than air, food, water and the sustaining hand of God, there’s not really anything I can’t live without. I can say that I … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Judith A. M. Smith

Meet Judy Smith Position at HOJ: President & CEO, plus occasional toilet plunger What could you not live without? Besides my husband, kids, grand kids, 4 cats and dog, I could not live without access to the most beautiful places … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: John E. Lawson, Jr.

Meet John Lawson Position at HOJ: Community Partnerships Director What could you not live without? Air! Haha. I suppose if I had to give a slightly-less-literal answer, I would have to say my motorcycle. There is something deeply liberating and … Continue reading

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