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.
Backpacks for Homeless High School Seniors Enrolling in Higher Education
Thank you to all who contributed to the Backpack Project. Anti-theft backpacks packed with insulated water bottles, academic calendars and gift cards were delivered May 10th to the St. Johns County School District A.S.S.I.S.T. Program for distribution to the Homeless High School Seniors Enrolling in Higher Education. The backpacks serve as recognition of the students' hard work and accomplishments despite all odds. The backpacks also serve as encouragement as they continue their efforts to fulfill their education goals as they work towards a future of greater opportunities and experiences.
Scholarships to help defray college tuition were awarded to two of these students.
We extend best wishes to all of these students as they work to improve their futures.
Thank you to Michal Israel, District Homeless Liaison, and Mitchell Moody for their continuing assistance and dedication to these students.
Sunscreen and Insect Repellent Needed
Summer weather brings the challenge of sun burns and biting insects. Homeless individuals living out of their cars, on the streets or in the woods can benefit from donations of sunscreen products and insect repellent. These items can be dropped off at locations such as Home Again St. Johns on SR 210 or St. Francis House in St. Augustine. Monetary donations can also be made on their websites. If you hold a neighborhood drive for these items, please contact president @stjohnscares.org or 904-507-7740 if you would like assistance in picking up and delivering a collection of these items.
Alpha-Omega Miracle Home
Alpha-Omega Miracle Home in St. Augustine helps women of all ages and their children through difficult circumstances. They have a group of apartments where a community of young mothers and other women find healing and make progress towards independence. Currently clothing dryers are needed for two apartments. if you or someone you know has a working dryer to donate, please call 904-823-8588.
5/21/21 update: Thank you to the donor of two used clothes dryers.
Alpha-Omega also needs the following: new or gently used crib mattresses (mattresses only) for crib & toddler bed frames. Also in need of a trundle bed, a dark color leather (wipeable) couch & chair or couch & loveseat and 3-4 tall dressers.
Congratulations to our Graduating Volunteers
Congratulations to all our volunteers over the years graduating from high school or college this year. We hope that you will continue to experience the joy of volunteering to help others in need. Our best wishes to your futures.
How You Can Help Others in Need
St. Johns CARES Planning Meetings
6:30 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except December) currently held through video conferencing (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting invitation/access)
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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
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THANK YOU to our generous Partners: