Davidson Cares adds Builders Care as Clay Day beneficiary

September 19, 2019

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We are thrilled to announce the addition of Builders Care as beneficiary of our 4th annual Davidson Cares Clay Day event on Thursday, October 24! Other sponsored charities include St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) and Investing in Kids (INK!).

 

The charitable arm of Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), Builders Care was created in 2001 in conjunction with HabiJax to fill a very specific gap in services. While HabiJax builds homes for those in need, Builders Care focuses on home repairs for low income and elderly residents in Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay and Baker counties.

 

“So many people have homes that desperately need repairs,” said Justin Brown, Executive Officer of Builders Care. “Many of them are older widows, many disabled, who need roof repairs or access ramps. We are the boots on the ground helping to keep them in their homes.”

 

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License to Party! Mirtha Barzaga hosts Bond-themed customer bash

February 26, 2019

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Davidson Realty’s Mirtha Barzaga hosted her 7th Annual Customer Appreciation Party on Saturday, February 9, at the Slammer & Squire clubhouse in World Golf Village. Mirtha invited her customers and business partners to join in the festivities.

 

The party was set to a James Bond theme including table names like “Casino Royale” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Attendees were also asked to “dress to kill”. Everyone enjoyed the dinner, desserts and dancing.

 

“This year’s party was a blast and I was thrilled to show my gratitude to those who helped me make 2018 a success,” said Mirtha. “I appreciate everyone who came out to celebrate with me!”

 

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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 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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