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Category: Volunteerism

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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United Way volunteer discovers his passion for community service

Steffen’s combination of willingness to be of service and ability to guide and encourage others makes him a much-loved asset as a United Way of Northeast Florida volunteer.

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How COVID-19 reminded the world of the value of educators

During this unparalleled time, we have been prompted to remember the value of teachers in our children’s education.

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City Year volunteer hopes to make a lasting impact on local youths

Though young, Jessica Rainer, City Year Jacksonville volunteer, has spent many years of her life serving others and eventually, discovered her passion for improving the lives of youth.

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Volunteer handy man uses ordinary skills to make an extraordinary difference

Never seen without a smile, his pick-up truck and a toolbox, Peter Madorma has dedicated more than five years of service at Pace Center for Girls in Jacksonville.

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Award-winning volunteer encourages neighbors to “show up” for community in tangible ways

Ayleen Supernault is not just any volunteer. She’s the “Volunteer of the Year” for United Way partner Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSSNF).

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