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Runway 5K for the USO – December 3

Posted on: November 21st, 2022 by brent

Come see the runway at Pensacola International Airport in a whole new way at the Tenth Annual USO Runway 5k. Registration is open, and each participant will receive a cool Tshirt, finisher’s medal, and take part in all the fun at the free post-race event. All proceeds benefit the mission of the USO which is to lift the spirits of our men and women in uniform and keep them connected to family, home, and country throughout their service to the nation.

Sign up today at RUNWAY5K.COM and we will see YOU on the runway!! Runway 5K

Capstone Academy

Posted on: July 25th, 2022 by brent

Early Learning Services – Go to Website Here

Educational Services

As part of our early intervention program, children attending Capstone Academy benefit from music, art, story time, computer, dramatic play, gross motor skills (outdoor play), fine motor skills (manipulative), and free exploration.

 
 

VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN (No VPK for the 20-21 school year).

Through the Early Learning Coalition of the state of Florida, Capstone Academy offers Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) to children who turn four years of age by September 1 of the school year. This program is free, and each class has no more than 11 children in it with a Florida certified teacher (ratio 1:11).

 
 

CHILDREN’S THERAPY CLINIC

Pediatric rehabilitation is designed to maximize the abilities of children when development is interrupted by an injury or a disability. This includes helping patients heal and learn the skills they need to grow into thriving adults.

 
 

FEEDING THERAPY

Feeding Therapy – Food Aversion Therapy

 
 

SPEECH THERAPY

Designed to develop a child’s speech, language, and communication skills.  We also offer specialized pediatric therapy in our feeding and swallowing clinic.

 
 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Designed to develop a child’s large (gross motor) muscles, and works on such skills as crawling, standing, walking, etc.

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Designed to develop a child’s fine motor skills, including such skills as holding objects, feeding self, etc. Occupational therapy also addresses sensory issues a child may have.

United Way of West Florida Tax Help

Posted on: January 25th, 2022 by brent

Residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties making $73,000 or less annually are eligible to file their taxes for free with United Way of West Florida’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Eligible participants may visit one of four convenient locations across the community or use limited virtual assistance to utilize this free service and maximize their tax return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. 

 

VITA sites are operated by IRS partners such as United Way of West Florida and are staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities.  All VITA volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. This training includes maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all taxpayer information.  

 

VITA sites will begin in-person returns on February 7th

  

Please see below for a complete list of VITA sites throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, as well as their opening dates and hours. VITA is by appointment only in 2022, to schedule an appointment simply dial 211. For up-to-date information please visitwww.uwwf.org/taxhelp.  

 

Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast
1715 E. Olive Rd., Pensacola, FL 32514
Opening: February 9  

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

 

Pensacola State College (Main Campus)
1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504 Bldg 98
Opening: February 7
Hours: Monday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday February 26, March 26, and April 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

 

Pensacola State College (Warrington Campus) 

5555 US-98, Pensacola, FL 32507
Opening: February 8 

Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

 

Pensacola State College (Milton Campus)
5988 Hwy 90, Milton, FL, 32583 Bldg 400
Opening: February 8
Hours: Tuesday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday March 3, and April 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

 

 

Filers must bring the following documentation with them when filing taxes at one of the VITA sites:  

  • State or federal photo identification 
  • Social Security cards for all members of the household 
  • All W2s, 1095s, 1098s, and 1099s 
  • Childcare provider’s information 
  • Investment statements and other tax forms 
  • Amounts of other income 
  • Bank account information for direct deposit 
  • Last year’s tax return, if available 

 

Promotional materials containing information about United Way of West Florida’s VITA program are available for distribution. To request these materials or any questions concerning the VITA program, contact Financial Stability Manager, Elizabeth Bondurant, at elizabeth.bondurant@uwwf.org.  

 

United Way of West Florida’s VITA Program is sponsored by the University of West Florida, Pensacola State College, Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, IRS, and Wells Fargo.

Manna Hat 2020-2021 Auction

Posted on: December 11th, 2021 by brent

Manna Hat 2021The 2020-2021 Manna Hat is a beautiful Resistol – George Strait 7 3/8ths

Congrats to Larry and Shotzi Clemons who won this years hat with a bid of $1300, all of which will go to Manna Food Pantries.

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 9,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 23,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believes that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Thank you to Pensacola Boot Store for generously providing the 2020-2021 Manna Hat.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Signatures.

Artist
Date/Location
Location on the Hat
Parmalee
March 13, 2020 – Wild Gregs
Left Rear Bill
Jimmie Allen November 12, 2020 – Wild Gregs Rear Bill
Riley Green May 28, 2021 – The Wharf Right Rear Bill
Luke Combs July 2, 2021 – The Wharf Front Bill
Brantley Gilbert July 17, 2021 – The Wharf Left Bill
Caylee Hammack July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Dylan Scott July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Luke Bryan July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Left Front Bill
Gabby Barrett August 13, 2021 – The Wharf Left Bill
Thomas Rhett August 13, 2021 – The Wharf Front Stack
Carly Pearce August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Niko Moon August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Tenille Arts August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Lady A August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Stack
Elvie Shane October 9, 2021 – The Wharf Right Dimple
Rodney Atkins October 30, 2021-Pensacola Fair Left Dimple
Hardy October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
John Morgan October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Left Stack
Jason Aldean October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Mitchell Tenpenny November 6, 2021 – Wild Gregs Rear Right Stack
Jon Langston November 12, 2021 – Wild Gregs Rear Left Stack
Kip Moore November 13, 2021 – The Port, Alabama Left Bill
Larry Fleet November 14, 2021 – Miracle on Palafox Right Stack
Ray Fulcher November 14, 2021 – Miracle on Palafox Right Stack
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Embrace 2022 – Fishbein Orthodontics

Posted on: November 9th, 2021 by brent

The Fishbein Embraces Initiative

 

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Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area

Posted on: December 31st, 2020 by brent

Who is IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area?

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc. (IMPACT) is an organization of women committed to improving their community by providing substantial grants to nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Started in 2003 by four local women, IMPACT has become the largest IMPACT group in the world. The idea behind IMPACT involves recruiting at least 100 women to donate $1,000 each and pooling those resources into one big grant for a qualifying nonprofit. In the 17 years since the Pensacola chapter began, this organization of philanthropic women has donated more than $12 million to charities throughout the Escambia/Santa Rosa area. IMPACT has funded 120 grants totaling $12,830,000 since 2004.

IMPACT has no paid employees or staff, so one hundred percent of each member’s annual contribution of $1,000 is pooled and awarded to nonprofit organizations in increments of at least $100,000 grants.

Click Here to find out more about joining

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Independence for the Blind

Posted on: January 1st, 2020 by brent

Prior to 1980, Independence for the Blind operated under two names: first, the Visually Impaired Program (VIP), and later, the Adult Blind Independent Living (ABIL) Program. 

From 1980 to 1993, the program was administered by Pensacola Junior College and called SCIL, Skills Center for Independent Living. After PJC lost funding for SCIL, concerned community members who saw the need for education for the blind established a corporation and opened doors for service. 

From 1993 to 1995, the program continued its mission under the sponsorship of a similar, Tallahassee-based organization called Independence for the Blind, Inc. On October 1, 1995, the corporation became a self-governing, private, not-for-profit entity fully incorporated under the name of Independence for the Blind of West Florida (IB).

IB initially served the blind in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. Today, the IB service area includes the 10 counties from the port city of Pensacola to the Apalachicola River, an area of the Florida panhandle that is home to a million plus residents. 

IB West is funded in part by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services and United Way.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower people who are Blind or Visually Impaired in Northwest Florida to achieve maximum independence. 

Our Vision

To be the standard of excellence in rehabilitation services for people with blindness and visual impairments.

Go to Independence for the Blind

Gulf Coast Kids’ House

Posted on: January 1st, 2020 by brent

Our Children – Our Future

Fighting Child Abuse In Pensacola And Escambia County

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Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a private, not-for-profit which provides services to victims of child abuse in Escambia County.

Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a children’s advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, we combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at our center. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that we can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families we serve.

Because we know that the only hope to end child abuse is education, Gulf Coast Kid’s House also offers a variety of child abuse prevention education.

Learn how you can help, call us at (850) 595-5800.

To report a case of child abuse, call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96ABUSE.

Santa Rosa Kids House

Posted on: January 1st, 2020 by brent

Click Here to reach the Santa Rosa Kids House

The Santa Rosa Kids’ House is a Child Advocacy Center serving Santa Rosa County, in Milton, Florida.

In 2003, a group of committed child advocates and Multidisciplinary Team members in Santa Rosa County joined forces to work towards creating a more collaborative response to child abuse and neglect for our county.

In 2004, Santa Rosa Kids’ House, Inc. was registered as a corporation and was granted 501©3 non-profit status. In 2005, local business man, Howard Burris, bought property and donated one million dollars towards the construction of the building. In October 2006, the board hired an interim Executive Director, Hank Shirah, to oversee the

construction of the building and promote theproject. Through 2007 and the first quarter of 2008, with a great deal of community contributions and additional fundraising events, the construction of the Santa Rosa Kids’ House was completed using state of the art equipment. The 13,000 square foot facility now known as the Santa Rosa Kids’ House was opened to the community in April of 2008 and fully occupied with the various agencies that comprise the multidisciplinary team by June 2008.

Our mission is to deliver a well-coordinated and multi-disciplined response to child abuse in an environment that puts the needs of the child first.

Our facility and grounds were designed and decorated with children in mind. Approaching the facility, visitors will see a large gazebo; children’s play area and front porch with comfortable rocking chairs, where family members and professionals frequently meet to discuss service needs. Inside, Family Greeters welcome children, families, and guests into our waiting area, complete with a salt water aquarium, toys and books designed to set children at ease. Much of our art work was created by children or with children in mind. And, our courtyard provides a small sitting area and butterfly garden where children can run and play.

United Way of West Florida

Posted on: January 1st, 2020 by brent

United Way of West Florida is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that Unites agencies, businesses, organizations, faith-based groups, government, and individuals to fight for the health, education, and financial stability for everyone is Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. We improve lives and build a strong, healthy community by strategically investing in quality programs, building partnerships, advocating for better policies, engaging people in our community, and leveraging resources. We measure success not by dollars raised, but by lives improved and changed.

With a vision of a community United to create better opportunities for all, United Way of West Florida’s mission is to Unite our community and leverage resources to improve lives. 

Click Here to reach the United Way of West Florida

Diversity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principle of diversity. We, therefore:

  • Value diversity and respect others, without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicapped individual.
  • Support affirmative action and equal employment opportunity throughout our Organization.
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.