Pecan Park Thanksgiving Food Collection Drive

A Thanksgiving food collection drive to benefit victims of domestic violence and their children will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Pecan Park Flea and Farmers Market.

“We are thankful for the services provided by Hubbard House and are proud to promote their efforts in community awareness about domestic violence,” said Elizabeth Biddle.

The Pecan Park Flea and Farmers Market hosts a wide variety of booths with an eclectic array of merchandise including billiards and dart supplies, herbs, vitamins, beauty supplies, perfumes, military surplus, uniforms, tapes and CDs, sports paraphernalia, pets and pet supplies, fresh fruits and vegetables, antiques, clothing, and shoes.

The Pecan Park Flea and Farmers Market is located off I-95, one exit north of the airport, at 614 Pecan Park Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the Hubbard House booth located at Row B-101.

For more information call (904) 751-6770.

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Hubbard House is a nationally recognized leader in domestic violence intervention. Founded in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic child care, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit http://www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.

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The Allstate Foundation Gives $10,000 to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Hubbard House has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to support its domestic violence emergency services and shelter.

This grant comes at a critical time for Hubbard House, a time when the economy is creating an increase in the demand for services but a decrease in funding. Within the last year, Hubbard House has provided its life-saving services to 13 percent more people – that’s 656 more victims and their children – all while experiencing a 12 percent reduction in staff because donations are down.

Coinciding with the statistics Hubbard House has seen, the city of Jacksonville has also seen a 10 percent increase in domestic violence police reports while all other violent crime is down.

“These statistics are sobering – each number represents women, children, and men whose lives have been turned upside down by someone who is supposed to love them,” said Jami Bueker, Chief Development Officer of Hubbard House. “We are grateful for the help that The Allstate Foundation is giving to us to support our efforts with ending domestic violence.”

“Together with The Allstate Foundation, we are building relationships with local non-profits that are providing essential services to the people of Northeast Florida,” said David Bird, President, Allstate Workplace Division. “We recommended Hubbard House because of their commitment to making our community a better and safer place to live.”

Within the last year Hubbard House provided services to 6,231 victims of domestic violence and their children, answered 3, 429 hotline calls, and provided 48,599 hours of counseling.

ABOUT THE ALLSTATE FOUNDATION

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream.

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit http://www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.

Help Make Hubbard House Home for the Holidays

While many celebrate the blessings of the holiday season with their families, other families are living with the terrors of domestic violence. The Hubbard House domestic violence emergency shelter will be home to more than 80 women, children and men looking for safety over the holidays. For those who have been affected by domestic violence, holiday joy is often more of a wish than a reality. Hubbard House relies on the generosity of the community to help make the holidays a little easier for families who have experienced violence in their home. There are several different holiday donation opportunities that the community can take part in to lend a hand and make someone’s holiday season brighter.

Holiday donation opportunities include:

Holiday Food Drive – Nov. 1 – Dec. 31: Hubbard House provides victims and their families groceries from which they are able to prepare three meals a day, in addition to snacks. Hubbard House relies on the community to help keep the food pantry stocked year round. You can help by donating non-perishable food items or by organizing a food collection drive through your place of employment, with your family and friends, or through your civic or church group.

Thanksgiving Baskets Collection Drive – Nov. 16 – 19: With your help, Hubbard House provides families with Thanksgiving food baskets that include turkeys (via gift cards) and all the fixings associated with this great American tradition.

Holiday Toy Store Drive – Nov. 29 – Dec. 23: The Holiday Store gives those who are affected by domestic violence the opportunity to know the joy of giving, even during crisis. Families in shelter, or those who have recently left shelter, are able to select toys and gifts for their loved ones from items that have been donated by the community.

Holiday Adopt-A-Family – Dec. 13 – 15: With your generosity, Hubbard House can fulfill the holiday wishes for up to 40 families. Donors contribute gifts for an entire family. Hubbard House provides a family wish list which details the family member’s needs, wants, and toy requests. It is estimated that it will cost approximately $50-$75 per person in the family.

For more information on all of Hubbard House’s holiday donation opportunities please visit http://hubbardhouse.org/hh/holiday.aspx. If you are interested in being involved in any of Hubbard House’s holiday programs or would like more information please contact April Griffin at (904) 354-0076 ext. 652 or holidays@hubbardhouse.org.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the 24-Hour Hubbard House Domestic Violence Hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

FREE Concert to Benefit Hubbard House

Natalie Tidwell

Dynamic Marketing and Promotions has teamed up with the Riverside United Church of Christ to sponsor a FREE concert to benefit Hubbard House, Saturday, November 6th, at 2858 Post St., Jacksonville, FL 32205.

The concert will feature singer/songwriter Natalie Tidwell, from Nashville, TN. She has been called country’s newest rising star. She will perform some of her own songs as well as popular country songs by other artists. To learn more about Natalie Tidwell visit www.natalietidwell.com.

Local rock band Kym Berry and Crew will open the show. Donations will be accepted at the door to help Hubbard House continue to provide its life-saving services to domestic violence victims and their children.

For more information about the event contact Dynamic Marketing and Promotions at (904) 327-7076.

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Hubbard House is a nationally recognized leader in domestic violence intervention. Founded in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic child care, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

Hubbard House Announces Winner in Youth Art Contest

 

Mariah Blanton, an 8-year-old from Glen St. Mary, Florida, is the grand prize winner in Hubbard House’s first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest. She will receive a party for 10 at Jungle Quest, an indoor facility for kids that offers rock climbing, zip lines, tree houses and more.

 

 

Hubbard House held the contest in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence among youth. “We all need to take an active stand against the violence and abuse that plagues our community. Domestic violence prevention is such an important step to ending the cycle of abuse,” said Laine Reinecke-Clayton, Hubbard House Community Education Manager. “This contest gave youth the opportunity to be a voice in this critical violence prevention effort.”

 

Grand Prize Winner:

Mariah Blanton, 8, Glen St. Mary, FL

 

Honorable Mentions:

Katelyn Burroughs, 8, Jacksonville, FL

Barry C. Case, III, 11, Jacksonville, FL

Luke Do, 7, Bryceville FL

Tania Edwards, 7, Jacksonville, FL

Ka’Ron Forest, 8, Jacksonville, FL

Daniel Green, 8, Jacksonville, FL

Amiea Jackson, 9, Jacksonville, FL

Sarajane Kinny, 7, Jacksonville, FL

John Ramos, 5, Jacksonville, FL

Ty Sullivan, 7, Jacksonville, FL

 



The artwork of the grand prize winner and 10 honorable mentions will be on display online at www.hubbardhouse.org/hh/special.aspx and www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc.

 

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the 24-Hour Hubbard House domestic violence hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.  

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.