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
$8,000 of pet food, supplies, monetary donations and 50 very large bags of towels and blankets were collected in March. Than You to the St. Johns County Community for their generosity and to the 24 host donation collection sites and volunteers for helping make this drive so successful. Each animal shelter and food pantry with clients having pets greatly benefitted form al the donations.
Pictured below are Mike Murphy from St. Augustine Humane Society and Malea Guiriba, Founder of Pie in the Sky.
Backpacks for Homeless High School Seniors Enrolling in Higher Education
Once again we will be providing new backpacks with academic planners, insulated water bottles and gift cards for incidentals to High School Seniors in the St. Johns County School System ASSIST Program (homeless and unaccompanied youth) 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.
Please consider helping with this endeavor by making a monetary donation.
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)
Please subscribe to our newsletter for dates as they are scheduled for events.
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: