Ponte Vedra Women’s Civic Alliance (PVWCA) celebrates donation drive recipients


The Ponte Vedra Women’s Civic Alliance (PVWCA) held its first annual meeting Sept. 16, where President Mary Gentile and Volunteer Services Coordinator Maggie Bowers welcomed this year’s recipients of the alliance’s donation drive, Project Play and Project Storybook.

Founded by Ponte Vedra High School students Tess Reiman, Clarke Russell and Mark Davey, the two sister organizations supply books, toys and games to children moving into Habitat Homes in Northeast Florida. Since its inception in 2013, Reiman’s Project Storybook has delivered more than 1,000 books to children in Northeast Florida. As an offshoot of Project Storybook, Project Play raises funds in addition to purchasing and presenting toys, athletic equipment and games to the children it serves. Seniors Davey and Russell established Project Play in 2015, and have since provided hundreds of toys to local kids.

The PVWCA supports community projects in St. Johns County and the surrounding areas financially, programmatically and through volunteer services.