"St. Johns (County) Community Active Residents Engaged in Service"
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.
2021 Pet Food Drive
Not only are the animal shelters in great need for Pet Food, individuals seeking assistance at local Food Pantries are also concerned about their pets. Pets continue to be a source of comfort for so many during the pandemic isolation and the unknown future. Unfortunately, some are forced to make very hard decisions to give up their furry companions or give part of their own meager food supplies to their pets, all adding to their life stressors. Senior citizens in particular are more likely to give up their own food to feed their pets.
Due to the pandemic, the Annual Dog Day Afternoon Event this Spring has been postponed until Spring 2022. Instead a Pet Food Drive will be held March 8th to March 26th.
Numerous locations will serve as host donation collection sites (see list following this article).
Donations of dog and cat food will be collected in the designated boxes. Some locations will also host a 2nd box for used towels and blankets for animal bedding.
Food and linen items will be distributed to local animal non-profit organizations, with some food allocated for local Food Pantries for clients with pets.
The goal for this drive is to help those with food supply challenges be able to keep their pets fed and, in their home, rather than dropped off at a shelter or abandoned on the streets.
Please consider donating at one of the host donation collection sites listed, holding a neighborhood drive or making a monetary donation for the purchase of pet food.
2021 Pet Food Host Donation Collection Sites
Anastasia Plaza, Cobblestone Village, Johns Creek Center, Julington Village, Plantation Plaza, Shoppes at Mission Trace, Shoppes at Palm Valley
St Johns County Public Library Branches:
Anastasia Island, Ponte Vedra, Southeast Branch
Ponte Vedra Beach:
Primrose School at Crosswater Parkway, Vystar
Ancient City Gymnastics, Flagler College Staff, Ocean Grove RV Resort, UPS- Palencia Commons
Bartram Academy, Bartram Trail High School, Goddard School St. Johns, Kiddie Academy St Johns, Pet Supermarket SR 13, Plantation Dry Cleaners, Rebel Yoga, UPS at Julington Village
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)
St. Johns CARES Sharing Meetings are held the 1st Friday of each month at 1 PM through RingCentral videoconferencing. For meeting access information, email email@example.com
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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: