California Closets: Collecting Donations for Pace Center for Girls in Southwest Florida

Through the end of August, California Closets of Southwest Florida will be hosting its 4th annual clothing drive in support of Pace Center for Girls.

Donated clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry will be delivered to Pace’s upcoming annual Love That Dress event during which community members can purchase tickets to “shop” the collected items. All proceeds support Pace’s ongoing mission to aid women ages 11-18 who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, foster home placement, neglect, grief, incarceration of a family member and physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.

In exchange for a clothing donation, California Closets’ local clients can receive up to 15% off their next project.

California Closets of Southwest Florida is the largest single contributor to the clothing drive and owner Suzi Woods sits on the board.

DO YOU HAVE CLOTHING TO DONATE? If so, please send donations to Pace Center for Girls, 3800 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

You can also join the donation drive virtually: Use the hashtag #makespaceforpace and post a video of yourself “making space for Pace” as you clean out your own closets. Challenge your friends to do the same.

Paul Davis Restoration: Committing to Support Hubbard House through Generation Works

Generation WORKS is a dedicated day of service led by women and girls (of course men and boys are welcome too!) with the objective of bringing sustainable change and impact to our neighborhoods.

Volunteers will wire, weld, wash, and work their magic to transform our city for the greater good. Paul Davis will have a group of volunteers supporting Hubbard House this year.

The mission of Hubbard House is safety, empowerment, and social change for victims of domestic violence and their families. Let’s assist this great organization with some sprucing up of their outdoor spaces as well as prep work for their upcoming fundraising walk.

FirstService Residential: Hosting Teddy Bear Drive to Support The Center for Child Protection

FirstService Residential is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Travis County child abuse victims.

The Center for Child Protection is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center and the only non-profit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. For more than 30 years, the Center has been the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. Every month, more than 300 child victims and their siblings receive a teddy bear or stuffed animal after visiting the Center. The teddy bear provides comfort and a sense of safety during a difficult time, and it represents a new beginning for these children.

With a continually increasing number of children visiting the Center each day, we are asking for support in keeping their teddy bear and stuffed animals supply fully stocked. We are asking for new stuffed animals only please and have provided a wish list for easy ordering to send bears directly to our collection office (link below).

Bears can also be dropped of during normal business hours to the Austin office: 7 Lakeway Centre Court, Ste. 102, Lakeway, Texas 78734.

Floor Coverings International: Donate to our Hope Harbor Home Giving Tree

Hope Harbor Home is a local shelter for victims of domestic violence in Brunswick County, NC.

The Giving Tree represents 50 young children’s Christmas wishes. Each card has the child’s age, gender and 3 wishes.

Please help us make their Christmas Day a little brighter by placing a gift under our Hope Giving Tree located at 4902 Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28470

We will accept donations in cash to buy remaining toys for the children and items needed by the shelter. Checks can be written to Hope Harbor Home, Inc., and mailed to the attention of Kimberly Gallimore Lewis at the address above.

FirstService Residential: Safe Place Easter Basket Donation Drive

The FirstService Residential Austin team and residents of Tuscan Village are gathering donations and assembling over 100 Easter baskets for girls and boys ages 1-18 in support of SAFE Place Shelter. The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence.

Donations are being accepted through Monday, April 15th and we will be gathering to assemble Tuesday, April 16th from 9am – 11am at the Austin corporate office. Donation ideas for Girls: Make-up, lip gloss, nail polish, fun jewelry, hair accessories, mirrors Donation ideas for Boys: Sunglasses, grooming kits, soaps, socks, chap sticks, gadget toys Donation ideas for both boys and girls: Chocolate bunnies, water bottles, wrapped candy, note pads, travel games, fun socks, sun block, gift cards, ear buds/earphones.

Please contact Linda Michael or Jo Hall for further questions regarding the event.

Paul Davis: Join Us at the Moo-ve It 5K

This family-friendly event will consist of a one-mile fun run to begin at 9:30 a.m., a 5K at 10 a.m., and a post-race block party on Bay and Ocean Streets, which will include music, beer and food for race participants. Additionally, silver and gold level sponsors will be honored with a VIP rooftop brunch reception after the race. The proceeds from the MOO-VE IT 5K will benefit the Justice Coalition of Northeast Florida. The Justice Coalition is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates on behalf of innocent victims of crime. The Justice Coalition’s mission is to serve the needs of innocent victims of violent crime, publicize unsolved murders and missing persons, and to promote community safety in six Northeast Florida counties. This event is near and dear to the heart of one of our Paul Davis team members. We are proud sponsors and encourage everyone to come out and Moo-ve It with us! Register now!

FirstService Residential: Help Us Collect Socks & Suds for Emergency Shelter Residents through February 18

The FirstService Residential New Jersey High-Rise team will be collecting new socks, soap and other personal care items for St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter in Jersey City, NJ from January 28 through February 18. St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter is a supervised 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round emergency shelter facility for single women and men offering emergency housing and food for those in need. Collection boxes will be placed in the front lobby to place new socks, soap, shampoo, etc. Thank you for your support!

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