The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach recently presented donations to representatives from Mission House and The ARC of the St. Johns, the latest local contributions the service organization has made from the proceeds of its 2016 Mineral City celebration fundraiser.
As the Beaches’ only day facility for people who are homeless, Mission House helps individuals to become productive and self-sufficient. In addition to providing meals, showers, clean clothing and health services, the nonprofit organization provides case management services that assist people with finding employment and accessing other needed social services.
The Arc of the St. Johns chapter helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve satisfying lives in their own community. The organization currently operates two charter schools, multiple adult day programs, continuing adult education classes, residential programs and employment programs.
Mineral City Celebration Planning is already underway for the 2017 Mineral City benefit, the proceeds of which enable the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach to provide assistance to local charities and community groups. A kick-off celebration was recently held at the Jacksonville Beach home of club President-Elect and Event Chair Billy Wagner.