What a month! While many organizations slow down and catch their breath in the middle of summer, and people take off on vacation, Barnabas was in full swing! After the Nassau County Record printed a story about our SnackPacks program, Barnabas Center was contacted by Action News Jax to shoot a video piece for the evening news. Journalist Kaitlyn Chana and a cameraman soon appeared and spent some time speaking with Wanda about our quest to raise funds to feed Nassau County's hungry school children.
The video news story aired the same evening on CBS 47 and Fox 30. The following day, Barnabas' Development Director, Tania Yount received a phone call from a member of the First Coast Honda Dealers. After seeing the story on the news, the dealers were moved to donate $25,000 to get Barnabas halfway to our goal of $50,000 to feed all 500 homeless and food-insecure children. Often these children and their families do not know where their next meal is coming from.
"This community is exceptionally generous and when we acknowledge there's a problem, we have lots of community partners. We are just delighted that the Honda dealers saw fit to donate to this very important program, " Tonia Yount explained.
While a large donation is a godsend, Barnabas is still in need of donors and contributions to achieve our goal of feeding all of the 500 homeless children in Nassau County. To make a donation, press the button below: