Day of Service
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
Scholars are not limited to the below non-profits. If a Scholar has prior experience with another local non-profit that benefits Gainesville’s community development, formally request a new placement by emailing us before Monday, October 7, 2019.
4 Key Development Topics
Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida
We keep families close to their hospitalized child though two programs: Ronald McDonald House Family Room and the Ronald McDonald House
The Repurpose Project
The Repurpose Project is a non-profit community based effort to divert useful resources from the landfill, redirect these items to the public for art and education, inspire creativity, and help us all rethink what we throw away. We offer lower cost used supplies to the community and protect the environment by replacing the need for newly manufactured items.
Days for Girls
The Alachua County Chapter of Days for Girls wants every girl, everywhere, to have what she needs to manage her menstruation by 2022. By providing sustainable menstrual hygiene supplies to the local community, it is giving women and girls across Alachua County the tools they need to succeed.
GRACE Grows is a fruitful garden that provides the GRACE Marketplace Café 13 with fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to be prepared for individuals experiencing homelessness. In partnership with UF’s Doctor of Plant Medicine Program, the garden also provides a vocational training program for individuals to learn about horticulture and become Certified Horticulture Professionals.
10CAN serves military and first responder families, underprivileged families, and children through: outdoor recreational therapy, agri-therapy, adolescent development programs, public awareness and speaking engagements, service projects and food procurement.
Keep Alachua County Beautiful
Our mission is to beautify, conserve resources, recycle, educate and preserve our community's environmental legacy. As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Alachua County Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation to preserve and protect our environment. Through our everyday choices and actions, we collectively have a significant impact on our world.
Community Weatherization Coalition
In Alachua County, some citizens are spending approximately 25% of their monthly incomes on utilities. The Community Weatherization Coalition helps people, especially in low-income communities, to afford their utilities and make their homes more energy efficient.
CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services
CDS is strengthening communities by building strong families through its targeted prevention programs for youth and families within the Gainesville community. Our programs fall into the categories of prevention, counseling, and youth shelters. Each and every one of our programs is targeted towards providing free, no-barrier prevention programming for youth and families within our community.
Grow Hub is a non-profit organization that strives to cultivate, empower, and assist disabled adults and veterans with sustainable living through education, training, and job opportunities.
Humane Society of North Central Florida
Humane Society of North Central Florida serves the Gainesville community via its efforts to eliminate needless euthanasia of companion animals. It offers adoption programs and low-cost veterinary services (primarily spay/neuter and vaccines) to help find homeless animals their forever homes and keep pets from becoming homeless to begin with.