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Generation WORKS

February 7, 2015

Women of all ages came together to lead the community (yes, men and boys were in attendance) to make a positive impact on this city.

We kicked off the day by hosting the grand opening of Unity Plaza in Riverside! After a nice breakfast and lots of excitement, everyone set out to make an impact on their various designated work sites.

We teamed up with agencies all over Jacksonville to find a large span of projects. There were gardening/beautification projects in various Duval County schools, painting classrooms at the Hubbard House, sorting food for those who are hungry at Feeding Northeast Florida. No matter what type of work you were looking for, there was a project right for you.

We look forward to seeing you again next year for Generation WORKS to once again make a lasting impact. Stay tuned for more information on the next Generation WORKS.

GENERATION WORKS is about the way women work and wisely lead, creating transformational change.

GENERATION WORKS is an action-oriented program that harnesses the energy and interest in community and social change.

GENERATION WORKS galvanizes the leadership of women and girls who will wire, weld, wash and “work” their magic to transform our communities in a dedicated day of service. Whether it will be weeding a community garden, the cleaning of a community space or painting of a school, the wonder of W and willingness of WOW will come together and lead the way.

GENERATION WORKS is an action-oriented program that harnesses the energy and interest in community. It is about the way women work and wisely lead, creating transformational change. GENERATION WORKS is a dedicated day of service led by women and girls, with the objective of bringing sustainable change and impact to our neighborhoods. Volunteers will wire, weld, wash, and work their magic to transform our city for the greater good. Each project has a limited amount of volunteers it is able to accommodate, if you should get locked out of any projects please feel free to choose another or contact us.

Below are the 10 agencies and projects that our volunteers executed on February 7th. We are proud to have partnered with the following agencies on these projects to improve the lives of those they serve, as well as ours.

Hubbard House: Confidential address, available after registration
Presented by Florida Blue
**Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
Painting the hallway, lunchroom, and 5 classrooms to bring color and life into the room where every year 250 child witnesses of domestic violence come for therapeutic services.

Sulzbacher Center: 611 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Presented by CIT
**Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
Hosting an adult BINGO game for the population of homeless people that the Sulzbacher Center serves. There will be gift card prizes to places like Wal-Mart or Publix to help provide essential products.

Rethreaded: 820 Barnett Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Presented by Stein Mart
** Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
Create and arrange decorations for Valentine's Day sale. All proceeds and efforts go to help break the cycle of the sex trade. Rethreaded offers the oppressed a chance to grow into the fullness that they are.

City Rescue Mission: 5343 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205
Presented by CIT
Volunteers will work in the thrift store and spruce up the center and transition homes that serve the homeless population in Jacksonville. This will increase the quality of living for all of those that turn to the City Rescue Mission for help.

Angelwood: 11251 Phillips Parkway Drive E. Jax 32256

General indoor and outdoor cleanup at the Career Development Center that works to improve the lives of those with developmental disabilities. Activities include moving furniture, yard work, and possible light interior painting.

11461 Scott Mill Road. Jacksonville FL 32223

Yard work and water sealing the fence at group home for ladies with developmental disorders.

Habijax:
Presented by UNF
**Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
This is an outstanding opportunity to come together to help families in need. Volunteers will be working on any of the 5 houses that Generation WORKS sponsors to bring homes to families.
**Please note that you will also need to register on the Habijax site before volunteering.

Feeding Northeast Florida: 1116 Edgewood Ave. N, Jacksonville, Fl 32254
Presented by Winn Dixie
Inspect, sort, and pack food to be distributed to agencies that feed those who are hungry.

Dignity U Wear: 136 Myrtle Ave N, Jacksonville, Fl 32204
Presented by Wells Fargo
Sort brand new clothing by gender and size to provide for those in need.

Children's Home Society of Florida- Buckner Division: 3027 San Diego Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Campus-wide landscape and clean up including trimming bushes, weeding, raking leaves, and distributing mulch. The Children's Home Society works to break the cycle of child abuse and transform their lives for the better.

MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation: 1096 West 6th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209

Sprucing up the center that works with children to develop champions in the classroom, on the tennis court, and throughout the community. Work will include touch up painting, grounds and area cleanup, some pressure washing, weeding garden areas, and general cleanup of the center.

Duval Couty Public Schools (The Jacksonville Public Education Fund): Multiple site options

Options to work on any of the 5 schools that are in need with the goal of providing a cleaner and better campus environment. Tasks are to include courtyard transformation, assembling picnic tables, planting a vegetable garden, reading initiative, and learning about basic computer applications.
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