The holidays can be difficult for seniors, the homeless, and low-income families. But, of course, the 2020 holiday season is unlike any other. The global pandemic has put an unprecedented strain on northeast Florida food banks and charitable organizations. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to make this unique Thanksgiving holiday a bit brighter for those in need.
Floridians are known for their generosity, good hearts, and giving spirits. That’s why your First Coast Honda Dealers proudly support the many volunteers who are willing to give of their time and energy to help those less fortunate. Volunteering is easy. You’ll just need some identification, a willingness to work, and a reliable vehicle.
Here are 7 ways you can volunteer in Jacksonville and surrounding areas this holiday season:
Ready. Set. Volunteer!
Founded in 1953, the City Rescue Mission is one of Jacksonville’s best-known charitable organizations. They offer a wide variety of volunteer options, especially during the holidays. For more information, please call 904-421-5149 or visit crmjax.org
In partnership with United Way of Northeast Florida, volunteers are needed at the Northeast Women’s Veterans organization to help distribute Thanksgiving meals on Monday, Nov. 23rd from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The facility is located at 103 Century 21 Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32216.
If you can volunteer, please wear a mask and adhere to all CoVid safety guidelines. For more information, please visit forwomenvets.org or call 904-862-6039.
Aging True Community Senior Services is a proud member of Meals on Wheels America. This local Jacksonville charitable organization delivers approximately 300,000 meals to home-bound seniors and disabled resident in Duval County and surrounding areas. Volunteers are always needed, especially during the holidays.
For more information on how you can volunteer, please visit agingtrue.org or call 904-807-1203. All volunteers are provided with orientation and training.
Feeding Northeast Florida is a community organization dedicated to helping eliminate hunger throughout the northeast Florida region. The need for volunteers during this Thanksgiving is particularly great due to the pandemic. The food distribution facility at 1116 Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL continues to remain open during the CoVid outbreak as an essential service and is following the strictest health and safety guidelines.
For more information, please visit feedingnefl.org or call 904-513-1333.
Trinity Rescue Mission has been helping the homeless and underserved in Jacksonville since 1962 with a wide variety of services and programs. This Thanksgiving, the organization will once again be providing meals, shelter, and care to brighten the holidays.
For volunteer opportunities, visit trinityrescue.org or call 904-355-1205 for more information. Trinity Rescue Mission is located at 622 West Union Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The Mission adheres to all CoVid guidelines for safety and cleanliness.
The American Red Cross of Northeast Florida is bringing hope and caring during the holidays and is at the forefront of the area’s CoVid relief efforts. There is an urgent need for Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteers who support emergency services, including feeding the hungry, registration, information collection, and more.
To find out how you can give back to the Jacksonville community through the nation’s premier disaster relief organization, visit redcross.org or call the regional headquarters at 904-358-8091.
Jacksonville Grocery Helpers offers opportunities to provide grocery shopping services to the general public, seniors and shut ins. They also provide other services such as errands and odd jobs. These type of shopping services have exploded during the pandemic and more volunteers are needed as people continue to quarantine at home.
For more information, please visit care.com.
If you’re planning to transport meals or other items to shelters, churches, or charitable organizations throughout Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Lake City, or surrounding areas, the versatile, sporty, and spacious 2020 Honda Passport from your First Coast Honda Dealers is a great choice.
The five-passenger Passport features best-in-class cargo space, a lively 280-hp V6 engine, a variety of seating configurations, as well as Honda’s available, award-winning Honda Sensing® suite of cutting-edge safety technology. With up to 100.8 cubic feet of cargo space* with the rear seats folded, the Passport is easy to load and unload, too, and even offers a hidden storage compartment beneath the floor.
Happy Thanksgiving from Your First Coast Honda Dealers
We wish you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving. If you’re in the market for a new Honda in Jacksonville or a quality Certified Pre-Owned Honda in northeast Florida, now is the time to save during Happy Honda Days at your First Coast Honda Dealers. Contact your closest First Coast Honda Dealers store and take advantage of money-saving Honda lease and finance offers. All our dealerships adhere to the strictest COVID-19 health guidelines to ensure a safe shopping experience.
Cargo volume based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.