Enriching the First Coast: Davidson Cares Clay Day Supports Five Local Organizations

September 21, 2022

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As the 7th annual Davidson Cares Clay Day draws near, anticipation is growing to raise money to support five Northeast Florida organizations that enrich the lives of children and families. “The Davidson Cares team and many supporters look forward to Clay Day all year! Even after seven years, the enthusiastic support from our participants for the youth-based organizations the event will benefit remains inspiring. We look forward to another successful event,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. The funds raised at Clay Day will be distributed to five local organizations in Northeast Florida: St. Augustine Youth Services, Investing in Kids!, Builders Care, Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center, and Hope Restored. 

 

St. Augustine Youth Services

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) is a non-profit organization that has been serving children in its residential programs for boys since 1989. Over the past thirty years, SAYS has provided treatment to thousands of children who have suffered abuse or neglect in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, and Putnam counties. “Our relationship with SAYS started when my daughter visited the campus and met a six-year-old boy who told her how safe he felt at the group home. It broke our hearts. We then learned that this boy would age out of the program at eighteen and, although they may still be in high school, are not prepared to live independently,” shares Davidson. “The funds raised by Davidson Cares will help build a permanent large pavilion where these young boys can gather for birthdays, cookouts, graduations, and other celebrations.” 

 

 

Investing in Kids! 

Investing in Kids! (INK!) helps fund efforts to directly benefit both educators and students in the St. Johns County School District. Established in 1994, INK! is devoted to fostering success for students and teachers through funding, initiatives, and inspiration. “Davidson Cares has always supported local schools, but after seeing the impact of the Five Learning Years (FLY) and Take Stock in Children programs, I joined the INK! Board of Directors,” shares Davidson.  Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that gives low-income, at-risk students the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty by offering students college scholarships and mentoring. This year, Davidson Cares has donated three scholarships for youth in the Take Stock in Children program.  “The graduation rate for students in the Take Stock in Children program is nearly 100% and many are thriving in college. So many lives have been changed by these two programs,” continues Davidson.  

 

 

Builders Care

Builders Care is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable to no-cost construction services to those in need of critical home repairs. “When I was asked to join the Builders Care Board of Directors, which is the charitable arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, I was inspired by what this organization has accomplished for Jacksonville’s most needy families,” shares Davidson.  Since 2001, Builders Care has served more than six hundred families to total more than $6.5 million worth of construction work for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it. For many, Builders Care is the last hope to maintain quality of life in their home. “Builders donate material, time, and money to ensure people can remain in their homes with dignity. Davidson Cares is proud to support this incredible organization,” continues Davidson. 

 

 

Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center

Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center is a “port in the storm of life” for youth in St. Johns County who have fallen through the cracks. Port in the Storm is a safe place for youth to seek refuge as homeless or unaccompanied youth in crisis. Through the Positive Youth Development programming, caring adults provide stability, hope, and a path to a successful future. Port in the Storm currently provides 16 beds for youth needing a place to stay as well as drop-in resources on topics including life skills, job skills, and housing assistance. “Davidson Cares is excited to be contributing to the renovation of the shower area at the Port in the Storm facility which can be used by those staying overnight or hanging out during the day,” shares Davidson. 

 

 

Hope is Restored

Hope is Restored is committed to raising awareness, educating, rescuing, and restoring victims of modern-day slavery: human trafficking. Hope is Restored was established to deliver a message, and bring hope and restoration to those seeking freedom. “The reality of human trafficking in Northeast Florida is rattling, especially how easily young adults are being coerced. Davidson Cares will be supporting education in our schools and to other local organizations to spread awareness and help prevent this awful situation from happening,” shares Davidson. 

 

It is evident that these five organizations make an incredible impact on the First Coast community. Davidson Cares is proud to support their efforts and encourage the entire Northeast Florida community to join in their efforts by buying a raffle ticket or making a donation online, every dollar makes a difference. 

 

Focused on Giving – The Landmark Foundation Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

March 8, 2022

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Since 2016, the Landmark family has graciously been a major sponsor for Davidson Cares Clay Day at the highest level. Landmark Title, through their nonprofit division, called The Landmark Foundation, proudly supports Davidson Cares. “We are honored to be a part of their annual charity shoot. We appreciate all the Davidson Companies do on a continuous basis to give back to the community they serve,” share David Heekin, President and Founder of Landmark Title. “Ten dollars from each of our closings go to The Landmark Foundation which allows us to donate to worthy causes such as Davidson Cares.”

 

The relationship between the Davidson Companies and Landmark began in 2009 during the recession when David Heekin provided invaluable knowledge in short real estate sales to Davidson Realty and their clients. During that time, Heekin provided training and served on panels to help educate others in the real estate industry about short sale transactions. This partnership only continued to grow from there. In 2013, when William Li joined the Landmark Title team as Vice President, Landmark Title rented executive suites in the Davidson Realty office because their business was expanding so rapidly. Li frequently joined the Davidson Realty team for sales meetings, training sessions, and always made himself available as a resource to Davidson Realty agents. 

 

“Landmark has evolved so beautifully over the years and has grown into a large and successful title company. Through The Landmark Foundation, their team has continued their generosity to the community by supporting various worthy causes,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from Landmark Title as they continue to support local charities. To learn more about Landmark Title, visit their website at www.landmarktitle.com or call (904) 998-9733.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

 

Intentional Givers – Matthews Design Group Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

February 11, 2022

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Matthews Design Group has been a sponsor of our Clay Day every year. This year they participated in the Double Down Challenge with a top sponsorship for the shoot and had a team in the Women’s Match Play Championship which benefitted Investing In Kids (INK!). “Matthews Design Group is an organization that is truly intentional. They are incredibly generous and support so many great causes in our local community,” shares Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty.

 

Established in 2005, Matthews Design Group has become the largest civil engineering firm based in St. Johns County and offers full-service civil and land development engineering throughout Florida. Matthews Design Group corporately and individually embraces the responsibility to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live, work, and play, and desire to support the community by giving back their time and resources. Their team prioritizes staying involved and supporting the community through charitable and professional organizations.

 

Matthews Design Group is proud to continuously be a sponsor and attendee of Davidson Cares Clay Day and help support the incredible charities they donate to. “The Davidson Cares shoot is one of my favorite events that I look forward to attending every year! Sherry and her entire team put on an amazing event, and they support fantastic organizations,” expresses Rob Matthews, Matthews Design Group President.

 

Over the past six years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $340,000 to support charities in need because of generous sponsors like Matthews Design Group. To learn more about Matthews Design Group visit their website at www.mdginc.com or call (904) 826-1334.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

 

Community Focused – Watson Civil Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

January 20, 2022

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Davidson Cares Clay Day has not only helped raise money for worthy organizations in Northeast Florida but has brought local, like-minded companies together to strengthen partnerships and relationships along the way. 

 

John Watson, President and CEO of Watson Civil, first met the Davidsons when construction began in World Golf Village in 1996. “If I was driving customers on the dirt roads of the development, John and his team would always help me get around the equipment and offer a wave and a smile to whoever was with me,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

“We are honored to contribute to Davidson Cares and the amazing local charities whom they support.  To know our financial donations directly impact children and seniors in Northeast Florida brings immense pride to our company and our employees,” shares John Watson. “Watson Civil has been fortunate to participate in Davidson Cares Clay Day since our inception. It is amazing to see the success of the Davidson Cares organization and the incredible growth of the charities it supports.”

 

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in St. Johns County, Watson Civil is a horizontal contractor that specializes in large site infrastructure, underground, road, and bridgework. Watson Civil is currently working on projects throughout the state of Florida with additional offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa. 

 

“Watson Civil has an outstanding reputation. John Watson is diligent and energetic, ready to conquer everything that comes his way,” shares Davidson. “Davidson Cares is proud to have the support of John Watson and the team at Watson Civil.”

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from Watson Civil as they continue to give back in Northeast Florida. To learn more about Watson Civil Construction visit their website at www.watsoncivil.com or call (904) 297-1800.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

A Promise to Serve – Providence Homes Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

January 14, 2022

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For the past six years, Providence Homes has generously supported Davidson Cares Clay Day with the highest level of sponsorship. The Davidson Companies have a long history with Providence Homes as they were a preferred builder in several neighborhoods in World Golf Village as early as 2000. “I love the generous hearts at Providence Homes! They do so much for the community. In the past, they have built a “Home from the Heart” benefiting Builders Care and they are currently building their seventh Homes for Hope project in Kettering at eTown,” shares Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “We have so much respect for Providence Homes and how they treat their employees and customers.”

 

Providence Homes is an award-winning home builder based right here in Jacksonville with a promise to provide a superior home building experience from start to finish. As one of Jacksonville’s only 100% ENERGY STAR® certified home builders, Providence Homes is committed to building each home with the same attention to detail as they would with their own.  Since becoming an ENERGY STAR® partner, Providence Homes has built more than 1,800 ENERGY STAR® homes which have helped Jacksonville families save more than $5 million in energy bills. With nearly thirty years of experience, Providence Homes has not only made a tremendous impact on the local community, but has helped others internationally through Homes for Hope, Hope International, and New Story. Providence Homes is currently 80% complete on a community of 131 homes in El Salvador.  Davidson Realty is honored to have the support of  Providence Homes as they continue to make a difference in the Northeast Florida community. 

 

“We are very proud to have helped Davidson Cares achieve their goal of $75,000 this year for three incredible local charities. This is the sixth year we have been a major sponsor in the Clay Day shoot and we continue to give back to help prioritize the needs right here in our own backyard. I can’t say enough about the work that Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) is doing for those in need in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. We are grateful to Davidson Cares for organizing this event each year,” shares Sean Junker, President and COO Providence Homes.

 

Over the past five years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $340,000 to support charities in need because of generous sponsors like Providence Homes. To learn more about Providence Homes visit their website at www.providencehomesinc.com or call (904) 447-0724.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

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