Are you looking for ways to give back to our community? We are pretty lucky here on the Emerald Coast to have so many giving non-profit organizations and charities with dedicated missions to help people in need. The opportunities are endless when it comes to ways that you can get involved in helping these organizations. Giving back is such an important part of building up the communities that we live in, and you know what? You will build yourself up in the process of lending a helping hand to those in need. Let’s talk about a couple of these charitable organizations in our area.

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This non-profit organization is so important to our community. They offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Organizations like the Shelter House are the only hope for escape and survival for some victims that either don’t have anyone else to turn to or are afraid and ashamed to ask loved ones for help. This Shelter House is changing lives and they need the continued support of our community to keep doing so.

 

Their Story

“Supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence by providing shelter, intervention and primary prevention programs to the community through education, awareness and advocating for social change.” That is the Shelter House mission statement. All services provided by the Shelter House are free and confidential for victims and include a 24-hour hotline, counseling services, transitional housing, supportive services for victim’s family members and much more.

 

How You Can Help

The help of the community is what allows so many non-profit organizations in our area to continue to thrive. There are plenty of ways that you can lend a helping hand and give back to the Shelter House.

children-772424_1920Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast

This organization is bettering the lives of our youth, with clubs scattered all along the Emerald Coast. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast has grown exponentially since being founded in 1968 with only 15 members. Well over a thousand children now benefit from the educational and support services that they provide. The Clubs offer programs that focus on three priority outcomes:

  • Academic Success
  • Good Character & Citizenship
  • Healthy Lifestyles

 

Their Story

“To inspire and empower all young people to achieve their full potential.” That is their mission statement. “Improving the lives of all Emerald Coast youth as the premier youth development organization.” That is their vision. Both their mission statement and their vision are coming to fruition here on the Emerald Coast, thanks to the continued support that they receive from the community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast offers a fun and safe environment for children to learn and grow in all aspects of their lives.

 

How You Can Help

Do you want to lend a helping hand to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast? There are plenty of opportunities for you to give back to this organization.

 

 

Are you new to the area and ready to become a part of one of our beautiful communities along the Emerald Coast? With extensive knowledge of communities all along the Emerald Coast, Melissa Clements can help you get acquainted and find the perfect home in the right community for you. Contact her today with any questions that you may have.