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A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

Are you still looking for a gift for a special someone on your list? This holiday season, you can honor that special person and help kids in crisis at the same time. 

Daniel is selling commemorative bricks to pave the way for their new Education Center, which will help fill the educational gap for abused, foster and formerly homeless kids. Your engraved brick will become a permanent part of the Daniel Education Center campus, leaving a lasting legacy of love and hope for children in the community for years to come.

Bricks cost $200, which includes an engraved mini brick replica the honoree gets to keep to remember their special gift. Please visit Daniel's website to learn more.

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

 

As you start to put up your holiday lights around and in your home, think of snapping a quick photo and sending them to us.

We might feature your photo on air and online.

Send them to news@firstcoastnews.com!

MORE HOLIDAY COVERAGE

San Marco Streetscape Project on Hold for the Holidays

San Marco Streetscape Project on Hold for the Holidays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The contractor redesigning much of San Marco Boulevard is taking a break to give businesses and their customers better access to the area.

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

 

Ever wanted to be a part in writing the next great musical? Here’s your chance. The Jacksonville BUZZ Magazine is partnering with Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission to announce the third round of the Musicians Against Homelessness competition in which musicians can win cash and prizes, all while raising awareness of the plight of many in our community who find themselves homeless.

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Tis the season for big family gatherings! Between holiday parties, late night feasts and traveling, healthy habits can easily go right out the window.  The American Heart Association-Go Red For Women movement encourages everyone to enjoy traditional meals in moderation during this holiday season. Extra calories can quickly convert into additional pounds, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Give your family the gift of a healthy heart by using the following tips to help make smarter choices over the holidays.

Winn-Dixie Partners with Feeding America to Help Fight Hunger

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announced it has joined forces with Feeding America to launch the Give a Meal program, which gives Winn-Dixie guests and team members the opportunity to help provide food to nearly 37 million Americans — including more than 14 million children — facing hunger this holiday season. Give a Meal runs through Jan. 3 and is available in all of Winn-Dixie’s 482 stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Every $1 donated during the campaign helps provide eight meals to people in need.

Local Kids Open Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jacksonville’s own Shannon Behrens (Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 15) and Cole Scherer (The Bolles School, 14) will sing and dance in the opening number for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, alongside 140 of their fellow Stagedoor Manor students.  The number – an all-new original song written specifically for the event – will be a special celebration of the famed Parade’s landmark 85th Anniversary.  Following the opening, the students will then make their way to the top of the Parade route and march the entire length of the Parade, eventually escorting Santa Claus into Herald Square for the NBC national telecast’s finale.  This year’s appearance will mark Stagedoor Manor’s third consecutive Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performance.