As the PACE Center has been closed for some time, with no re-opening date known, the Special Projects team at the Center decided that something was needed to cheer up the girls who would usually be studying at PACE, so asked for volunteers to donate and make up goodie bags. Each bag was to contain a number of items, including candy or chips, nail care, lotion, a game (word search, etc) and a lip balm, and Ms Mary, who started, and still runs, 'Mrs Mary's Boutique' at the Center, wrote a letter...
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - starting at 10:30 am I am sure that you have all been busy spring-cleaning & decluttering while you've been at home! Now is your time to donate all of your unwanted, but gently used, items to help raise funds for those in need.We have...
Thank you to all who took part in the DWA Shamrock Scramble. It was a wonderful day with the weather co-operating as well, and great to get out & socialize before the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus. At the time of writing, we do not have the details...
DWA Spotlight on Charity
Spotlight on Charity – Sulzbacher
Sulzbacher opened in 1995 in response to the explosion of crisis homelessness in Jacksonville and nationwide. it differs from other shelters in that it also provides services to include street outreach ( they added a mobile unit this year), primary and behavioral health care, dental care, permanent housing (Sulzbacher Village for women and families), job placement, and early learning. The center has remained open during the COVID-19 crisis to provide for the city’s most vulnerable. Among critical items needed are masks. If you are interested in learning how to make masks to donate, email Jan at JanMalick2@gmail.com.
Spotlight on Charity – Gabriel House of Care
The mission of GHOC is “to provide affordable, temporary housing in a community of healing environment for adult organ transplant and cancer patients and their caregivers who come to Jacksonville for treatment.”
DWA has been supporting the house primarily through meals and fellowship on an almost monthly basis. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the meal program has been suspended until further notice. We look forward to resuming this rewarding support of the residents when Gabriel House of Care allows this program to restart.
Thank you so much for supporting Ronald McDonald House! We truly appreciate it!
The Deercreek Women’s Alliance has been an active organization in Deercreek since 1999.
The Alliance’s primary function is to promote an awareness of the needs of local charitable organizations and to raise funds for these charities through a variety of activities and social events–and to have a great time while doing it.
The Alliance is open to any Deercreek or Edgewater resident or Deercreek Club member.
The Alliance is proud of the donations made in the past, totaling about $300,000. There is always more to be done and we continue to look for new areas where our help can make a difference.
Your Deercreek Women’s Alliance is open to all ladies who reside in the Deercreek neighborhood. You do not have to be a member of the Deercreek Country Club to enjoy a membership with the DWA. If you are not yet a PART OF THE HEART OF DEERCREEK and would like to join the DWA, please contact membership chairperson Mary Stelbrink at 363-2360. Membership is $25 a year.
PACE Center for Girls
If you are a teenage girl or the parent of a teenage girl, please consider donating clothes that are no longer worn to the PACE Center. Vicki Khan would be glad for you to drop off clothing donations to her home at 10148 Deercreek Club Road East, 904-923-3538.
Mandarin Food Bank
The Mandarin Food Bank helps to feed over 20,000 needy members of our Jacksonville community each year. They rely heavily on donations to keep their pantries stocked. So, the next time you purchase nonperishable BOGO items (buy one/get one free) at the grocery store, please consider dropping off your extra ones at Carmen Kelly’s home for delivery to the Mandarin Food Bank. Carmen’s address is 10139 Bishop Lake Road, W. She may be reached by phone at 519-0622. Thank you!!!
DWA Ongoing Charity Drives
PACE School for Girls: Clothing of all sizes for teenage girls is needed. Donated items can be dropped off at Vicki Khan’s home at 10148 Deercreek Club Rd, 519- 7722.
Jacksonville Humane Society: The JHS can always use bags of dried cat and dog food, blankets, towels, pet toys, bowls, flea killing soap and pet beds. Donations can be dropped off at Jill Cole’s home, 8233 Persimmon Hill Lane, 519-6948.
Mandarin Food Bank: Any non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, jelly and oatmeal can be dropped off at Carmen Kelly’s home at 10139 Bishop Lake Rd W, 519-0622.
Books-A-Go Go: Used or new books for children from Pre-K to 5th grade can be dropped off at Natalie Jackson’s home at 10135 Deercreek Club Rd. E, 519-5802.
Alpha Omega Thrift Store: The Alpha Omega Store have a truck that comes into the community on the second Tuesday of each month. To schedule a pick up or to drop merchandise, please contact Elizabeth Curtin on firstname.lastname@example.org