Davidson Cares Clay Day: Focus on Five Learning Years

October 11, 2018

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We are less than 3 weeks from this year’s sport shooting event, the 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day! This year’s event will directly benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), Take Stock in Children and Five Learning Years (FLY).

 

The services these organizations provide are vital to Northeast Florida’s children. We want to give more information about each charity to let Clay Day participants know exactly where their contributions are going. Here we are focusing on FLY.

 

What is FLY?

According to the Florida Department of Education, extensive research on infant brain development shows that a child’s first five years are the most important time for learning.Because of this, FLY aims to prepare kids for learning success to ensure all children arrive at kindergarten academically, socially, emotionally and physically ready to learn.

 

FLY was created in 2012 after the INK! Executive Committee met with Dr. Joseph Joyner, then Superintendent of St. Johns County Schools, to discuss the issue of children entering kindergarten unprepared. The INK! team began forming FLY to ensure all kids benefit from these crucial years and start school ready to learn.

 

What programs do they offer?

FLY utilizes several resources to promote early learning including Nemours BrightStart!, Head Start, Healthy Families Florida, and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) programs. Through these programs, every child in Florida regardless of family income has access to programs to prepare them for kindergarten. Learn more at the FLY web page.

 

How is FLY continuing to develop its services for kids?

The FLY task force meets regularly to determine current efforts to prepare kids for kindergarten and develop strategic plans to expand services where possible.

 

In addition to participating in Clay Day, how can people help FLY?

They accept tax-deductible donations (one-time or ongoing) through the INK! website. INK! eagerly encourages individuals andcompanies to donate. Nearly 90% of INK! donations are returned to schools to directly help students!

 

About Davidson Cares Clay Day

The 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day will be held at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports on Thursday, October 18. The event includes two sport shooting events, sporting clay and beginner skeet. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels are invited to participate. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. and shooting starts at 1 p.m.

 

Participants can shoot 100 sporting clay targets for minimum donation of $150. New shooters can receive instruction while shooting 50 skeet targets for a minimum donation of $100. All participants receive a catered lunch, commemorative T-shirt, shot gun shells and a gift from Davidson Realty.

 

Visit DavidsonCares.comto register or pay by cash or check at one of Davidson Realty’s offices in World Golf Village (100 E. Town Place, St. Augustine) and Jacksonville Beach (1500 Beach Boulevard, Suite 215).

Davidson Cares Clay Day: Focus on Take Stock in Children

October 9, 2018

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The 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day is fast approaching and we are thrilled to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event and supporting raffles to Take Stock in Children (TSIC).

 

Since 1998, TSIC has been under the umbrella of INK! (Investing In Kids), which is the only direct support organization of the St. Johns County School District.

 

“Local schools benefit immeasurably from INK! and its programs like Take Stock in Children, which helps kids overcome difficult odds and pave the way to college,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty and INK! Board Member.

 

What is Take Stock in Children?

TSIC is a nonprofit organization working throughout Florida to provide opportunities for a post-secondary education in an effort to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students.

 

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Davidson Realty agent Erin Mount steers donation effort for returning sailors

October 3, 2018

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Amid her busy schedule as a Davidson Realtor, Erin Mount recently organized a donation drive for single sailors of Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) returning from deployment. It all started when a friend asked Erin for a donation to help returning sailors. She jumped at the opportunity to help—even seeking donations from others to maximize the effort.

 

 

Friends, local businesses and attendees of the monthly World Golf Village Networking Group all contributed to the drive. Agents and staff at Davidson also stepped in to help, including Gail George, Terri Apodaca, Liz Pappaceno, Ron Savarese, Mirtha Barzaga, Steve Rodriguez, Ethel Henry, Rebecca Schaffer, Kim Keith, Andrea Gallagher, Mattie Zebendon, Jim Davidson, Rochelle Richardson and Troy Silhan.

 

 

“Everybody was more than willing to participate,” said Erin. “I purchased the baskets and local businesses and individuals volunteered to fill them.”

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Davidson Cares Clay Day: Focus on St. Augustine Youth Services

September 24, 2018

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We are already preparing for this year’s sport shooting event, the 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day! This year’s event will directly benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), Take Stock in Children and Five Learning Years (FLY).

 

The services these organizations provide are vital to Northeast Florida’s children. We want to give more information about each charity to let Clay Day participants know exactly where their contributions are going. This month, we’re focusing on SAYS.

 

What is SAYS?

SAYS is a non-profit organization that offers services to children in need and provides a safe, therapeutic environment for boys who have suffered from severe abuse and neglect. Many of the kids they help are referred by the Department of Children & Families or other welfare agencies.

 

SAYS was established in 1989 and has helped thousands of First Coast kids. In 2017 alone, the organization served 800 youth in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Putnam counties!

 

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Jaguars tickets & fishing charter among Davidson Cares charity raffle prizes

September 6, 2018

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In association with our annual sport shooting event on October 18, Davidson Cares is running three raffle contests.

 

Jaguars Package – Sponsored by Dreamfinders Homes, the Jaguars Package includes 30 tickets to the Jags vs. Colts game on December 2 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The package also includes two parking passes in Lot V for pre-game tent tailgating and Publix gift cards worth $125.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing Package – Courtesy of TECO, the Fishing Package includes a half-day fishing charter and lunch with Captain Leon Dana, as well as three Costa halyard retainers, three Buff multifunctional headwear bandannas and three Huk performance fishing hats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooler & Cocktail Package – Arthur Rutenberg Homes presents the Cooler & Cocktail Package, including a 65-quart YETI cooler and an assortment of 14 liquors (between .75 and 1.75 liters each) from Broudy’s Fine Wine & Spirits. Plenty of party snacks are also included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are on sale at DavidsonCares.com. Purchase one ticket for $10 or 15 tickets for $100.

 

 

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