The program admits school-age children, who attend a short information session, a shelter tour and a free book, courtesy of The Jim Moran Foundation. They're taught how to read an animal's body language in a stressful shelter setting. Some animals get very lonely being in a shelter environment and they enjoy the company. To encourage interaction, the young volunteers offer treats to animals when they approach the front of the kennel, positively reinforcing their behavior. Once the animals associate humans with happy things, they're more likely to interact with potential adopters and find their furever home.
One of Clay County’s oldest nonprofits was honored this week for serving citizen with intellectual disabilities.
The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation awarded Challenge Enterprises of North Florida the top prize of $10,000 for outstanding community service at its 25th Celebrate Clay breakfast on April 24. The event was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center on College Drive.
Challenge Enterprise’s Katie Vineyard said the funds will go towards the nonprofits’ mission of empowering those with disabilities to rise above their challenges and become enterprising members of the community. This has been their mission since the beginning.
Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is calling for an Equal Pay Ordinance.
Author Roger Smith, Ph.D., will present a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Lightner Museum. The lecture will close out the Lightner Museum's spring lecture series, which is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.
Jobsite Theater will bring George Orwell’s dystopic literary masterpiece “1984” to life in a gripping stage adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan, running April 27 through May 20, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. Macinnes Place, Tampa.
Jobsite Theater is the resident theater company at the Straz Center. Jobsite is funded in part by the state of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Gobioff Foundation, Rollin’ Oats Tampa, Creative Loafing, and Illumination Advertising. Jobsite is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all gifts made to Jobsite are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Wells Fargo & Company has announced plans to provide $200bn in financing towards sustainable businesses and green projects by 2030, in addition to improving transparency and carbon risk reporting across its own accounting and lending practices.
This past year Lake County Rowing Association (LCRA) received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of South Lake County (CFSLC) which was used to purchase a competitive 8+ racing shell.
On Friday, April 20, LCRA’s Youth Team hosted a ceremony, christening the sleek black racing shell, “Foundation” in honor of its generous sponsor. With champaign bottle in hand, CFSLC Executive Director Michael Herrera officially christened the boat while rowers, staff, city officials, family, and friends looked on with pride.
Wells Fargo will accelerate its commitments to tackling climate change with new plans to support low-carbon and conservation businesses. ... the transition to a low-carbon economy and promoting environmental sustainability through our products and services, operations and culture, and philanthropy.”
First 1,000 Days Sarasota County is a collaborative initiative of 32 partners strategically led by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and facilitated by Bill Little, the former director of the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County. The initiative has pledged to raise $1 million for a three-year pilot program to connect families in need to a system of care. The initiative launches April 25 with an announcement at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Participating partners include All Faiths Food Bank, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Jewish Family & Children's Service, the Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center and more.
Another thing employers can to do to help their workers be successful is to focus on equity, said Danette Howard, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the Lumina Foundation. Howard said she often sees schools and employers focus on diversity, such as hiring or enrolling students of color.