‘I feel blessed’: Hundreds in need receive cold-weather gear through local clothing drive
Volunteers gave away thousands of sweaters, jackets, blankets, long-sleeved shirts, even socks and shoes, on Wednesday to keep people warm during the winter at the annual Mister Rogers Neighborhood Sweater Drive.
Jacksonville to move people living on streets into hotels
Residents say they have been told to leave the property by MondayJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Help is days away for those living in a homeless camp in Downtown Jacksonville. At a news conference Wednesday, the city said eight to 10 extended-stay hotels will be participating. Rapid Rehousing specialists will be available at those hotels starting Monday to help people get checked in. This project is a collaboration with the city, Sulzbacher, Mental Health Resource Center, Changing Homelessness, additional area homeless providers, Downtown Vision and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The mission is across the street from the homeless camp.
As Jacksonville homeless camp grows, city hopes to gain more funding
“A lot of people don’t care and some people do care,” Creed told News4Jax. Sometimes you might get one meal a day.”At 62 years old, Creed should be planning for retirement or spending time with loved ones. Ju’Coby Pittman is the CEO and president of the Clara White Mission, which helps Jacksonville’s homeless people. “We do need help. This is not the way I want to live.”LINK: Jacksonville homeless shelters & servicesThe city is looking forward to more Cares Act funding to help homeless people and get more of them in hotels.
Locals are remembering Eartha White who was known to help everyone in her community, including veterans
As Veteran’s Day approaches, locals are remembering Eartha White, the creator of the Clara White Mission, named after her mother. White was known to help everyone in the community, including veterans, often she would lay wreaths on Veteran’s Day. Dozens came to honor the woman who has helped so many in the community, including veterans. She was known of one of a few African American women that could go between the black and white community, to get a lot of social issues addressed. Veteran’s Day is November 11th.
10.5 acre farm breaks ground in Moncrief food desert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Clara White Mission broke ground Thursday morning on a new farmers market and training center. “We crave healthy, fresh, delicious food so it’s been a really good response to the farm so far,” Schott said. RELATED: Jaguars Foundation, Sysco Foods, more companies chip in to support Clara White MissionThe Clara White Mission said the second phase will help improve access to fresh food for people in the community. The revamped farm and new farmers market is set to open in Summer 2021. Clara White Mission relies on donations from generous community partners and members in order to operate.
Clara White Mission thanks donors, raises $537K in funds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Clara White Mission is thanking donors in the community who stepped up when the Jacksonville nonprofit was in a funding crunch. The Clara White Mission was working to raise $425,000 by Aug. 30. Without the money, the Clara White Mission would have had to cut its vocational program from five days a week to three days a week. "Our vocational program helps homeless veterans, ex-offenders and low income, and without that support, that program would have been ceased," said Ju'Coby Pittman, the CEO of the Clara White Mission. If the vocational program was cut, there would be more than the students who would be affected.
Clara White Mission exceeds goal, donations keeps programs going
ModernCities.comJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Thanks to generous donors in Northeast Florida, the Clara White Mission will be able to continue its mission of feeding the hungry and training the homeless to become self- sufficient. The Clara White Mission now wants to thank its donors and celebrate the success at a celebration that will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. The Clara White Mission serves an estimated 400 meals every day, houses about 32 homeless veterans daily and provides 150 acres of fresh produce in food deserts in Jacksonville. The Clara White Mission was founded by Dr. Eartha M. M. White whose compassion for humanity moved her to action. It is the Clara White Mission, and after more than a century of service, it remains devoted to the humanitarian goals pursued by its founder.
Clara White Mission needs $425,000 to avoid cutting services
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Clara White Mission said it needs nearly $425,000 in funding by Aug. 30 to avoid cutting services from five days a week to three. "What I can say is, I have my team behind me and, if somebody is out there watching that has the resources (can) help the Clara White Mission," Our community has always been good to us." We will release more details Tues. at 10 a.m. #IAmEarthaWhite pic.twitter.com/Sr9gcwpdFD Clara White Mission (@ClaraWhiteJax) June 28, 2019The mission, located on West Ashley Street, provides services to thousands of homeless and low-income people every week. Due to the growing demand for services and significant funding cuts, the mission said its already reduced its services to five days a week. The Clara White Mission is issuing a call-to-action campaign asking for donations.