Davidson Cares Clay Day: Giving Back to Northeast Florida

December 11, 2020


It is no secret that 2020 has been a year of ups and downs. Despite the overwhelming obstacles, Davidson Cares Clay Day 2020 raised more than $40,500 for outstanding organizations to continue their vital work for our community thanks to the generosity of sponsors, volunteers, and participants.  


“We considered canceling the 5th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day, but knew the need from the charities that benefit from the event was too great. We thought even if we raised less money than normal, it was still funds the charities needed. Our team got creative and staggered the times for check-in and shooting, and did not gather for lunch or awards. We offered lots of snacks and drinks and handled the awards virtually the following day. We missed some of the interaction but the day was a huge success,” shared Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson. 


Congratulations to this year’s winners which included: ECS (1st Place – North Course), Providence Homes (2nd Place – North Course), Steve Merill’s Team (1st Place – South Course), and MasterCraft Builder Group (2nd Place – South Course).


Over the past five years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $202,500 for organizations dedicated to supporting and uplifting Northeast Florida residence. This year Davidson Cares donated $13,500 to St. Augustine Youth Services, Investing in Kids!, and Builders Care. 


St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) has been serving Florida’s at-risk youth since 1989. SAYS provides coaching, counseling, and care centered around family-style therapeutic group homes and outpatient community services. Over the past thirty years, SAYS has provided treatment for thousands of children who have suffered abuse or neglect. Their programs bring crucial mental health services to hundreds of young people in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, and Putnam county. 


Investing in Kids! (INK!) help fund innovative programs and classroom resources for St. Johns County public school students. Established in 1994, INK! has inspired the greater community to invest in education. The funds raised from Davidson Cares Clay Day will support their Five Learning Years (FLY) and Take Stock in Children programs. FLY was developed to ensure children are prepared for success when starting kindergarten by providing educational intervention. Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that offers students college scholarships, mentoring, and hope for a better future. INK! is the exclusive umbrella agency for this program in St. Johns County. 


Builders Care is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides little to no cost contracting services to those in need of critical home repairs. Their mission is to provide quality home reconstruction to those who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Since 2001, Builders Care has assisted more than six hundred families totaling more than $6.5 million worth of construction to Jacksonville’s neediest families. Builders Care enlists volunteers and construction professionals to make homes handicapped-accessible, repair roofs, siding and leaks, and any other necessary repairs. 


It is clear that these organizations are making a huge difference in our community. Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have raised more than $40,000 for these worthy causes and Davidson Cares is grateful for the continued support from their network of trade partners and friends who have helped make an impact when our community needs it the most! If you are interested in donating to these organizations, please visit www.davidsoncares.com.

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