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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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I Pink I Can Run 2021

Posted on: December 12th, 2020 by brent

I pink I can runJoin the Krewe du YaYas at our 8th Annual I Pink I Can Run 4 miler run walk for breast cancer . 

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and after speaking with local officials,  we believe the safest course of action is  to pivot our event from a live run/walk to a virtual event.  Although we won’t be together physically, we look forward to uniting our community virtually in the fight against breast cancer. 

How will this work?? Run or Walk ANYWHERE you like! The Virtual Run/Walk can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even a treadmill. Sign up now, and then gather some friends, decide on a route, and, of course, plan how you’ll celebrate after you rock your 4 miler between February 20 and February 28, 2021.  

New this year.  ALL PARTICIPANTS  WILL RECEIVE A PERFORMANCE TECH SHIRT, a VIRTUAL BIB and A GREAT FINISHER  MEDAL!!   Shirts and medals will be available for local pick up AFTER the event or if preferred, they can be mailed directly to you for an additional charge of $5.00.  **** Please choose the mail option  when registering if you want your items sent to you directly.   Domestic shipping only.  

Local shirt/medal pick up will be determined at a later date (end of March 2021).  Stay tuned for more details.   

All proceeds from this event benefit The Keeping Abreast Foundations’ mammography and breast health programs.  The mission of the Keeping Abreast Foundation is to inspire hope and enhance life for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, advoca­cy, education and support services!     Because of your continued support, you have enabled our foundation to provide services to 1,548 individuals at a total cost of $307,158!

Rates: $30 thru Saturday, February 28th, 2021

The Keeping Abreast Foundation is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization; therefore, we are unable to offer refunds.     

Register Here

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.

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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.

Manna Food Pantries

Posted on: January 1st, 2020 by brent

Our Mission: To offer emergency food assistance, service the food-related needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger.

Through strategic partnerships and innovative programs, Manna fills a number of gaps in services to children and the elderly in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Senior hunger is a nationwide problem and is prevalent in our area. Every month thousands of senior citizens choose to pay bills, buy medication or buy food. At the same time, many of the thousands of children in our area who receive free or reduced meals at school have no access to food on the weekends. A hungry child cannot learn and grow. 

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Manna provides a number of programs and services addressing these specific issues as well as the hunger challenges facing more families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties than ever. 

Manna Programs and Services

Pantry Services
School Resource Office Food Program
Ministry Village at Olive
Backpack4Teens
Healthy Seniors Food Program at Westminster Village
Tummy Bundles
Gulf Coast Kid’s House and Santa Rosa Kids’ House
Lutheran Services Florida

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Posted on: December 30th, 2019 by brent

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

MISSION

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

VISION

All youth achieve their full potential.

BEING A BIG BROTHER OR BIG SISTER IS ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE THINGS YOU’LL EVER DO.

If you would like to register to become a volunteer, you can do so by providing your zip code, completing form that comes up, and a Match Specialist will get in touch with you. You may always call our offices at:

Escambia / Santa Rosa Counties – 850-433-5437