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Burger Battle By the Bay – May 1st

Posted on: April 9th, 2021 by brent

Burger Battle By the BayThe Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Pensacola – Cordova to bring you the —- Annual Burger Battle By the Bay. Cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19, this event is expected to be bigger and better than ever.

Make plans to join us for the best burgers in Pensacola! Burger Battle by the Bay will be held at Community Maritime Park on Saturday, May 1 from 11:00am – 1:30pm.

Attendees get to taste numerous samples of grilled burgers made by both professional and amateur cook teams and vote for their favorite! Proceeds benefit Take Stock in Children – Escambia County and the other community service projects of the Pensacola SubWest Rotary Foundation and Cordova Rotary. You can purchase tickets online through the Burger Battle by the Bay 2021 Facebook page.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at gate.

Fiesta Pensacola – Children’s Treasure Hunt – April 17

Posted on: April 9th, 2021 by brent

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       Children’s Treasure Hunt, presented by Zaxby’s

Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Downtown Pensacola at Museum Plaza

FREE! FREE! FREE!

The Treasure Hunt is at your leisure for children ages three to ten years old. All registered children will be entered into grand prize drawings, based upon age: 0-2 years old, 3-4 years old, 5-7 years old, and 8-10 years old, with multiple prizes per group. 

Prizes include: bicycles, tricycles, summer camp sessions, water activities, art easels, Sky Zone tickets, and so much more!
 

This FREE event will include fun for the whole family! FREE registration and FREE lunch are from 11:00AM-2PM.

 

The day will include games for children and families, face painting, snow cones, interactive museum scavenger hunt, and visits from various community organizations 

There will be special appearances by the 2021 Fiesta Children’s Court, along with some of our favorite local friends, Lil Zak of Zaxby’s, Kazoo of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Don Tristan DeLuna the 70th!

All families in attendance will receive FREE lunch of Zaxby’s chicken, hot dogs, chips, snow cones,

Pepsi products and water.

PACE Center for Girls – Menu of Giving

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 by brent

Pace Center for Girls

Despite not hosting our annual crowd-pleasing amateur chef competition, we wanted to uphold the spirit of Men Who Cook with our Menu of Giving, proudly presented by The Bear Family Foundation. 

Each year, we ask our event guests to “Raise A Paddle” to sponsor a Pace girl. These dollars make it possible for Pace to give the girls those “extras” outside of just academic and therapeutic support.

This year, you have the opportunity to select HOW you want to support Pace girls! 

It may not be as filling as tasting 40 different bites but we promise that it will be FULLfilling as you help change the lives of young women in our community.

We look forward to seeing you at our event in April 2022!

Ready to order? Click the link below to get started!

 

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Embrace the Community

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by cali

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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Pensacola Eggfest – Good Food Cook Book

Posted on: October 27th, 2020 by brent

The EggFest team is re-imagining its event for 2020. The annual Pensacola foodie event, normally held at Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium, raises money for local charities while serving up some of the best barbeque in the South. This year will focus on all of the yummy and unique recipes celebrity chefs and cook teams have shared over the years in a scaled-down format that lets barbeque lovers get their hands on the actual recipes.

“Pensacola EggFest has raised more than $360,000 for local charities like childhood cancer and systemic hunger and has served more than 20,000 meals to those in need,” said Lisa Long, EggFest co-chair. “We have to keep that going — it’s our mission — and the community is depending on it. EggFest will not only survive, but thrive in 2020.”

Today, the charity is launching the pre-sale of Good Food, a collection of stories and recipes from EggFest Award-Winning Pitmasters from across the U.S. That will be followed by a Launch Party where past celebrity chefs and judges will be on hand to sign the Good Food recipe books and dole out bites of their favorite dishes cooked on a Big Green Egg.

“This really is the heart of EggFest,” said co-chair, Jerold Hall. “Good Food is all about harnessing the love of barbeque and camaraderie of cooking to raise money for well-deserving charities. This recipe book will take Pensacola EggFest to the next level, putting the much sought-after recipes right into the hands of barbeque foodies from all over the Pensacola area. And there will be plenty to eat, too!”

Those interested in getting in on the pre-sale of Good Food, the Pensacola EggFest Recipe Book should go to www.PensacolaEggfest.com and watch for the launch. Details to follow on the Celebrity Chef Launch Party date and location. All recommended precautionary health measures will be taken.

Animal Allies of Florida Needs Your Help!

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Candy

A fire has left Animal Allies of Pensacola heartbroken. They lost 17 precious cats as well as many supplies for their current and future foster animals.  They are in dire need of cash donations as well as pet food, litter, blankets and cleaning items.  Consider donating online at https://www.ecaafl.org/ or on their Facebook page.

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.