Free lunches for children will be served throughout Brevard County as part of Florida’s Summer BreakSpot and United Way of Brevard’s Feed and Read.
Click here for BreakSpot and here for Feed and Read.
Winners were announced Friday (May 1) for the Health First Stars of the Space Coast Awards, presented by 2-1-1 Brevard to recognize the “stellar” work of local nonprofits.
- Brevard Schools Foundation for the Health First Supernova Award, recognizing a nonprofit for magnifying impact.
- Brevard Achievement Center for the Central Florida Hand Center Lodestar Award, recognizing a nonprofit board for leadership.
- Susan Thomas of Rolling Readers for the All Pro Garage Doors Superstar Award, recognizing an employee of a nonprofit for exceptional work.
- And Nana’s House for the Grimaldi Candies Community Star Award, which was determined by online voting.
Do you have diabetes? Are you at risk for diabetes? If have high blood pressure or are overweight or if you have a family member with diabetes, you could be at risk.
As part of a partnership with the Florida Department of Health, 2-1-1 Brevard and other 2-1-1’s in the state are emphasizing programs that can help.
Dial 2-1-1 for more information about diabetes prevention, treatment and support.
Finalists have been named for the Grimaldi Candies Community Star Award as the result of online voting. They are: Brevard Achievement Center, Family Promise of Brevard and Nana’s House.
The winner of this award and three others will be announced during the Health First Stars of Space Coast Awards to honor the “stellar work” of nonprofits, which will be presented May 1 by 2-1-1 Brevard.
Other award nominees are:
- Brevard Schools Foundation, Central Brevard Sharing Center and The Haven for Children for the Health First Supernova Award.
- Brevard Achievement Center and Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless for the Central Florida Hand Center Lodestar Award.
- Linda Ahearn of Catholic Charities, Patricia Nellius of Brevard Family Partnership and Susan Thomas of Rolling Readers for the All Pro Garage Doors Superstar Award.
Tickets are available online for $35 each for the May 1 event at Exploration Tower. (Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, beginning at 11:30 a.m.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to pay by check.
Free online tax preparation is available through www.myfreetaxes.com/UnitedWayofBrevard for households earning less than $60,000.
Also, United Way of Brevard and the AARP Foundation each are offering free help with tax preparation at multiple locations in the county. Click below for more information on days, times, places and documents to bring.
UPDATE: The Chandlery raised $600 for 2-1-1 Brevard in Feburary. Thanks to owner Caroline and manager Amanda!
ORIGINAL STORY: What better way to PARTY than WITH A PURPOSE of helping a local nonprofit?
The next “Party With A Purpose” – from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 – will be FUN and a FUNDRAISER to benefit 2-1-1 Brevard.
Caroline Caudill, owner of The Chandlery in downtown Melbourne, hosts the monthly events featuring prizes and special offers. Her store also offers promotions throughout the month to benefit the featured charity.
2-1-1 staff visited two sites operated by Aging Matters in Brevard in February to learn more about its programs. 2-1-1 specialists made 1,229 referrals to the nonprofit in 2014.
The sites visited: Community Kitchen in Rockledge, where as many as 2,000 meals are prepared each weekday for Meals on Wheels and congregate meals for senior citizens; and The Sunflower House in Merritt Square, which provides resources and support for older adults and caregivers.
Last year, staff from 2-1-1 Brevard staff began visits to nonprofits that receive significant numbers of referrals or that provide services that meet specific needs.
Here’s where staff went last year: