Spring Has Arrived!

Need another GREAT Reason to Shop Local ...
  AND Support the Barnabas Endowment? 

     A pril 27th is going to be a great day! It's going to be one of those rare days where you can treat yourself to some new fashions, a great lunch AND support our local retailers, all while raising important funds for the Barnabas Endowment Campaign.  This is a "Win-Win"!
     10 percent of the total sales at these local shops on Thursday, April 27th will be donated in support of our Campaign for Sustainability Endowment Fund. If that doesn't make you feel good about shopping, consider this...one of our favorite donors will also make a donation to the endowment fund equal to 100 percent of the day's sales at all of the participating retailers! 
     So, please go out on the 27th and shop with abandon. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch at the Picnic Basket, then buy a piece of art to add beauty to your home from Art on Centre. Pick up something pretty, fashionable and unique at Pearl, lori lulu, and Fernandina's newest men's shop, JJ Cooper.
    At the end of the day, you should feel great knowing that your contributions will help ensure that Barnabas' programs will help serve Nassau County residents for years to come. Our local shop owners will be most appreciative, too.  Would you like to learn more about our Campaign for Sustainability? Just click HERE and scroll down to the bottom and watch a short video to get all the details.  Please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 27th and see you on Centre Street!

Barnabas Clients Tell Their Stories

If you have ever wondered how the services we offer affect our  participants, this video really answers the question. Please take a minute and watch the video, it's your donations that keep the programs going, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Whether its assistance during a crisis, medical or dental treatment or a trip to our Food Pantry, what Barnabas provides to the citizens of Nassau County is invaluable. Thank you for your donations and ongoing support! Remember, your donations make a difference!

Volunteers Make our World Go Around!
Korbyn Mingledorf (L) and Liz Williams Americorps volunteers lend a hand in the Barnabas Food Pantry.
Barnabas has served Nassau County citizens for 30 years. In that time, volunteers from the community have served our organization in immeasurable ways. Currently, Barnabas has a corps of dedicated volunteers that numbers nearly 200 strong. They lend their time and talent selflessly and many have been with Barnabas for years. If you would like to volunteer at Barnabas, please give Lynne Starling a call at 261-0700 ext 118.
To say "Thanks" to all our volunteers, we're having a 1950s-themed cook out on April 24th at 5:30 pm at Littleberry Farm in Yulee. Want to RSVP? Click HERE!

  • New to You is open Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. 
  • Donations can be dropped off at any time during these hours. Pull around to the back of the store and we will help you unload your items. 
  • We pick up larger donations on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Call us at 904-321-2334 a few days in advance and we will schedule a pickup for your items.
  • Sales at New to You help fund all Barnabas programs.
Ready, Set, SHOP!!

Speaking of New to You, visit our  Facebook page and request a copy of our Sale Calendar the next time you are in the store. Thanks for your support of New to You!  Your donations, contributions and volunteer time help to support all Barnabas programs.

Did you know New to You has its own newsletter? Stay up to date with all things New to You by signing up here

Your Monthly Donation Could Help Fulfill 
 Daily Needs in Our Community

     Every day in our community, our Nassau County neighbors struggle to make decisions about putting food on their tables, paying rent or utility bills, and purchasing medications or gas for transportation. Consequently, these individuals and families seek help from Barnabas for a range of services, including food, emergency rent and utility payments, medical and dental care, and much more. 
     The daily need for services never ends, so would you please consider helping our neighbors by establishing a recurring, monthly donation to help us provide these essentials? Your monthly gift allows you to spread the payments across the year, lessening your larger, one-time financial impact. Plus, your recurring donation helps Barnabas improve its long-range planning and decision-making.
     Please visit Barnabas' secure online donation page to set up your recurring donation. Or click on the green "Donate Now" button on the upper right. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration and willingness to help our neighbors in need.

Help & Hope Report July 2016 - March 2017

  • New to You resale store aided 169 households in need of clothing and home goods
  • Barnabas helped stabilize 260 households with rent, mortgage & utility payments and provided 21 bikes through the Bikes for Barnabas program
  • Barnabas provided 158,883 pounds of food to 1,703 households
  • Barnabas instructed 16 households with cooking & nutrition classes through our Cooking Matters program
  • Barnabas Health Services treated 1,423 patients with medical, dental and mental health services
  • Barnabas provided crisis intervention services and counseling to 113 women through the Women's Health Initiative Nassau grant program 

April 16th                               Easter
April 20th                                Annual Nassau County Volunteer Center Awards Lucheon
                                                   11:30  Atlantic Recreation Center

April 22nd                               Annual Recycle Event & Food Drive
  Utilities Complex-1017 S. 5th St Fernandina Beach

April 24th                               Callahan Food Distribution
                                                     County Multi-Use Facility/Callahan Fair Grounds

April 24th                               Barnabas Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Sock Hop
                                                   5:30 pm Littleberry Farm, Yulee

April 27th                                 Endowment Fund Fundraiser
                                                   Shop at JJ Cooper, Pearl, Lori lulu, Picnic Basket or 
 Art on Centre

September 17th                     Great Chefs of Amelia Island Fundraising Event
                                                   6 - 9 pm Ritz Carlton Ballroom

November 17th                       Empty Bowls Fundraising Event
                                                    Atlantic Recreation Center          
Please consider making a donation of canned or boxed food available for pick up by your mail carrier on Saturday, May 13. Your donations will be delivered to the Barnabas Food Pantry for re-distribution to families and individuals in need throughout Nassau County. 

Barnabas Is Now On Facebook! 

Please visit and "like" our page!  Click below:   https://www.facebook.com/BarnabasNassau
Please visit our website at: www.BarnabasNassau.org

In This Issue
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What's New?
Barnabas Center's newsletters are a great source of information about all programs and upcoming events .
If there's something
you would like to see in this newsletter please let Jeff  know! 
  or call  
904-261-7000 ext 108.
Looking Ahead
Barnabas Center will hold a 1950's themed Sock Hop for our volunteers on April 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Littleberry Farm in Yulee. This is going to be a fun event designed to say thanks for all the time and effort our volunteers give to Barnabas.
Bring your appetite because we will have burgers on the grill and lots of other goodies. For more information or to RSVP, please call Lynne Starling at 261-7000 ext. 118.
Food Distributions
Barnabas Center will conduct free food distributions in Callahan on the following dates throughout the spring:
April 24
May 8 & 22
June 12 & 26
These events are "first come-first served" and they last until all the food is gone.  The food will be distributed at the Callahan Fairgrounds located at 543378 US Highway 1.
Health Fair Held
Donna Lee and Sharon Dailey manned the Barnabas table.
Barnabas held a free Health Fair at the Multi-use Facility located in the Callahan Fairgrounds on Sat. April 8th. Lots of vendors were present and cholesterol and high blood pressure screenings were performed free of charge. A steady stream of local Callahan and Hilliard residents came by to take advantage of all the great information.