Davidson Cares Clay Day: Changing Lives in Northeast Florida

October 29, 2021


Davidson Cares is committed to supporting organizations in Northeast Florida that focus on enriching children and families. This year, thanks to generous sponsors, volunteers, and participants, Davidson Cares Clay Day 2021 raised more than $75,000 for three organizations to continue their incredible work for our First Coast community. 


“The 2021 Davidson Cares Clay Day was the most successful in our six-year history. We sold out forty sporting clays teams and had fourteen beginner skeet shooters. The sponsors and shooter’s generosity enabled us to help so many in our community through Investing in Kids, Builders Cares, and St. Augustine Youth Services.,” shared Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson. 


Congratulations to this year’s winners which included: Hoodz Team (1st Place – North Course), Hutson Companies (2nd Place – North Course), HB Next (3rd Place – North Course), Steve Merill’s Team (1st Place – South Course), Thomas May Construction (2nd Place – South Course), and JCTS Club Team (3rd Place – South Course). Additionally, congratulations to Cooler & Cocktail Raffle winner Kaitlin McCurdy and Concerts for a Cause Raffle winner Rick Wood. 


Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $345,000 over the last six years for organizations dedicated to supporting and uplifting Northeast Florida residents. This year Davidson Cares donated $25,000 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 hopes 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. 


These organizations are changing lives in our community. Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have raised more than $75,000 for these worthy causes and Davidson Cares is grateful for the continued support from their network of 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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