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Category: Supporter Profiles

Volunteer hopes to lead by example to create a stronger community for all

For the past five years,  Lauren Cephus has worn many hats as a volunteer for The Black Commission.

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Here’s how one volunteer-led organization is fighting food insecurity in Northeast Florida

Epic-Cure is a 100% volunteer-ran organization that rescues good food from wholesale distributors, farms and grocery stores and provides it for free to people in need in St. Johns, Putnam and Duval Counties in Florida.

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The doctor is in: Volunteer brings high-quality cardiovascular care to Sulzbacher

Dr. Brian Shapiro’s presence on Sulzbacher’s campuses both as a provider and as a leader on Sulzbacher’s board of directors has made a lasting impact on those he has served and those who will be served.

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DESC volunteer inspired by loss “satisfies her soul” through volunteerism

Described as hard working, extremely passionate and kind, DESC volunteer Gaylon Hynes is known for her attentiveness to people in need and goes out of her way to find help.

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Duval County Public Schools Employee Takes Youth Success Beyond the Classroom

Through his collective volunteerism, Brandon Mack provides both direct and systemic change to the lives of underserved students across Northeast Florida, contributing powerfully to United Way’s vision of creating a community of opportunity.

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Local Light: Northeast Florida Volunteer Pursues Equity Through Agricultural and Racial Advocacy

Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks fights for equity by speaking to local representatives about the challenges faced in his community and championed solutions to social injustice such as body cameras for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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Local Light: Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry Volunteers are “Real-Life Heroes”

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities food pantry volunteers have worked tirelessly to make sure individuals facing food insecurity in Jacksonville do not have to go hungry.

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Local Light: “Rock Star” Volunteer Honors Mother by Serving Holocaust Survivors

Cecilia Cristol started volunteering with Jewish Family & Community Services because their work in the community with Holocaust survivors deeply moved me and is very personal as my mother is a Holocaust survivor.

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Local Light: Northeast Florida Volunteer Continues Grandmother’s Legacy of Service

Since 2018, Steffen has been an invaluable asset as a volunteer in United Way’s Volunteer and Community Engagement department.

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Local Light: East Jacksonville Changemaker Brings Compassion to Community

Nominated by the Kids Hope Alliance, Honey’s day-to-day schedule is built around serving residents in need in the Historic East Jacksonville community.

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