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December 2011 Charity of the Month: Sulzbacher Center

The Sulzbacher Center seeks to “empower homeless and at-risk men, women and children to achieve a better life through a full range of services, both direct and in collaboration with community partners,” that allow them to successfully reintegrate into the community (1). As Northeast Florida’s “only provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women, and children,” the Sulzbacher Center provides food and shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (1). Through job placement assistance and life skills programs, Sulzbacher provides those in need with the resources necessary to transform their lives.

The Sulzbacher Center relies on the strength and generosity of businesses, religious groups, civic organizations, and individual volunteers throughout the community for support in feeding and sheltering some of Jacksonville’s most needy residents. Want to get involved? Information regarding volunteer opportunities can be found on the Sulzbacher website.

Donations to support the Sulzbacher Center will be accepted at our registers throughout the month of December.

Reference:

“About Us.” Sulzbacher Center – The Way Home. 2011. Web. 01 Dec. 2011. <http://www.sulzbachercenter.org/index.html&gt;.

Photos courtesy of Sulzbacher Center

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – Sulzbacher Center

posterfor1stplacesportsI wanted to take a moment to spread the word about a great event for a worthy organization. Native Sun had the privilege of working with the staff at Sulzbacher Center when they were our GreenApples Charity of the Month in December 2008. We also took the opportunity to cook, prepare and serve dinner to the many homeless men, women and children that Sulzbacher helps. Click here for pictures. It was a humbling, eye opening experience and one that I think greatly impacted all who volunteered.

On Saturday, March 28 Sulzbacher is hosting the “Walk a Mile in their Shoes” 5K run and 1-mile walk to raise money for their services for the homeless.  This is a great cause and a healthy, fun way to show your support! Click here to register online.

I’m also excited that 1st Place Sports has teamed up with Sulzbacher to host the race. They are so great when working with us for our annual Native Sun Mandarin Run each November. This year they topped off their race donations for a solid $1000 to support Camp JADA!