Well-known local business makes Positively JAX difference through ‘Capes of Comfort’
This month's Positively JAX winner is a well-known local business with heart. Through its non-profit organization Capes of Comfort, volunteers with Snyder Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric answer the call when locals need help.
Local boy collects 5,951 stuff toys for Ukrainian children
By most accounts, Sage Goodall is a typical 11-year-old boy. He has a ton of energy, a sense of humor and a big personality. But none of that compares to the size of his heart. As it turns out, it’s a heart measured in stuffed animals — 5,951 stuffed animals to be exact.
Southeastern Grocers raises more than $1.25M to support scholarships for military family members
With the help of customers, Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Jacksonville-based grocery store chain Winn-Dixie, raised more than $1.25 million through an annual six-week donation program to support scholarships for members of military families.
Southeastern Grocers pledges $100K to support scholarships for military family members
Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Jacksonville-based grocery store chain Winn-Dixie, has announced the launch of its annual six-week community donation program to support scholarships for members of military families.
Dunkin’ gives more than 50 dozen doughnuts, gift cards to Wolfson Children’s Hospital staff
Dunkin’ of Jacksonville on Wednesday gave more than 50 dozen doughnuts to Wolfson Children’s Hospital nurses and staff. The coffee and baked goods company also presented $3,750 in gift cards to nurses at the hospital in Jacksonville.
‘It’s definitely worth it’: 4 wives share challenges, rewards of military spouse life
These are the stories of four military spouses who take this job very seriously. They are also teachers, coaches, counselors, veterans, and their biggest jobs military wives and moms. Their husbands have been deployed, at some point, leaving them behind at times that are never convenient.
News4JAX celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with food drive
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News4JAX celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by teaming up with Feeding Northeast Florida for a food drive on Monday. The food drive, part of our ongoing Positively JAX movement, was held at Channel 4, located at 4 Broadcast Place. POSITIVELY JAX: Join the movement & make a differenceSarah Hall, with Feeding Northeast Florida, said giving a little can make a world of difference. This food drive is one of the many ways we strive to be Positively JAX. And we’ll be sharing your stories all year long as part of our commitment to being Positively JAX.
Springfield residents host porch decorating contest while families are quarantined at home
Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield neighborhood held a “porch decorating contest” to distract families from the anxiety and stress from quarantining at home. The new strand of coronavirus has left many people anxious, so some residents came together to bring this idea to life! Kat Ott, a Springfield resident that helped make the contest come together, told News4Jax that 40 porches participated. “My friend, Leah Rose, and I asked neighbors to decorate their porches with what they had on hand, any theme they wanted!” Ott said. "We had about 40 porches participate and they will decorations up for a while I imagine.