"St. Johns (County) Community Active Residents Engaged in Service"
St. Johns CARES Meetings are held at 7PM
on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except December)
164 Everest Lane, Suite 1
St. Johns, FL 32259
Click here for a map with directions!
January agenda draft HERE
November minutes HERE
January guest speaker - St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Johns CARES Kids Meeting:
2nd Wednesday of each month (except December)
6:45 PM at Primrose School on Crosswater Parkway
785 Crosswter Parkway (Nocatee)
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Click here for a map with directions!
St. Johns CARES & Helping Hands of Nocatee working alongside each other in growing partnership. The Evolution of Giving in St. Johns County
Meg Balke, President of St. Johns CARES (top left); Anne Crane, Founder of Helping Hands of Nocatee (top right) and Kathy Bravo, Founder of JCP Cares (center)
Volunteer Signup & Event Calendar
St. Johns CARES, Inc. (formerly JCP CARES) is a nonprofit organization committed to helping local charities in St. Johns County. We provide assistance to local charities and those in need through donations and time. We divide our charity efforts into five different categories; Animals & Environment, Senior & Veterans, Children & Education, Medical and Homeless & Abused. We focus on these categories throughout the year.
Helping Hands of Nocatee has joined St. Johns CARES as St. Johns CARES Kids to work alongside one another supporting the charities in St. Johns County with more family and kid friendly activities.
Valentines for Veterans will be Saturday February 10th at the Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans' Nursing Home from 9 am - 11 am. Mark your calendars and look for details in February newsletter. Get the whole family in the fun making valentines for these special men and women!
December and November brought our community together in a big way:
MANOFA members shared a late holiday celebration in Hastings. Visit the Photo Album page under the Events tab for pictures of the fun!
VyStar Credit Union, led by Brian Corson, VP of the 210W branch, and the Hilts family and friends come through at the last minute to provide the December holiday dinners in Hastings and Armstrong! Teamwork makes the dream work and these wonderful volunteers prove it!! Visit the Photo Album page under the Events tab
11th Annual Giving Tree 12/11/17: This year's Giving tree was a great way to end a year of generosity by those in our community. The drive netted $40,000 in item and cash donations for in-county charities. See our Giving Tree page under the Events menu for a description of the annual Giving Tree and see the slideshow on the Photo Album page.
2nd Annual Psych Ed Connections Turkey Trot and Fun4FirstCoastKids 11/23/17: Fun Run & Parade presented by www.CrosswaterConnect.com!. Proceeds of $2,000 were netted to benefit St. Johns CARES. See the Photo Album page for a slideshow of the fun run and parade!
Annual Food Drive Saturday, 11/4/17: We are still collecting for the food drive, but the proceeds so far are around $30,000. St. Johns County residents who depend upon the donation centers we support are now less hungry this season. Read about the event and its history at our Food Drive page under the Events menu. Thank you to sponsor KDRONE Concepts for providing aerial photography!.
Coats for Kids - 700 coats were collected during the month of November supporting Somebody Cares St. Augustine and the St. Johns County School District Homeless Student Task Force. Thank you to all who participated, especially the Creekside HS Engineering Club!
For pictures and information on recent events please visit Photo Album page. Prior year events are on the Past Events page under the More tab
See more slideshows on our Photo Album page!
THANK YOU to our generous Partners: