Since 2012, as a result of your continued support of Jeep Beach, The Mid Florida Jeep Club has been able to donate over $750,000 to a variety of very deserving charities.
For 2017, Mid Florida Jeep Club has named 28 charities supported by Jeep Beach 2017. In addition, we are able to provide additional donations to give back to the community from the generosity of our fellow Jeepers like you. So thank you for your support of Jeep Beach and the charities below.
MFJC Title Charities
Boys & Girls Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties
Our club chose the Volusia/Flagler County Boys and Girls club as our local charity. The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, character-building experiences and Hope and opportunity. The United States is facing a national crisis with soaring high school drop-out rates, coupled with low fitness and high obesity within our young people. Boys & Girls Clubs are providing solutions to this national epidemic through homework help, engaging and fun nutritional tips, energizing sports and recreational activities and challenging academic programs. Throughout America, Clubs are reaching out to a generation at risk by providing positive guidance and exciting opportunities.
Using horse related activities to positively impact well being of those with special needs, Hope Reins is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Center (PAC) located in New Smyrna Beach FL with Path Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors on staff.
Hope Reins professionals work with assistants and volunteers to plan and implement the best possible riding program for each participant. Participants in our program show improvement in balance, muscle tone, posture, flexibility and motor planning, as well as cognitive abilities, social skills and emotional and psychological well-being. Evaluations and progress reports are provided at regular intervals throughout the program.
Hope Reins serves individuals from 4 years old and up who have cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities. To learn more about this terrific charity,
Childhood Cancer Foundation
Help families with a child fighting cancer by assisting with non-medical needs. Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides support to families with children (19 and under) that have been diagnosed with cancer.
Childhood Center Foundation helps the families who have a children that has been diagnosed with cancer. They pay electric bills, buy groceries, clothes, shoes, gas cards, and pay for car repairs or help find transportation. They buy birthday, Christmas and End of Treatment gifts. Childhood Cancer Foundation even puts on Fashion Shows – not just to raise money – but to give the children suffering something fun and positive to focus on. They hold their hands, dry their tears, listen and we hug. Childhood Cancer Foundation does whatever can be done to help.
Blue Ribbon Coalition
Champions for the responsible use of public lands and waters for the benefit of all recreationalists. The Blue Ribbon Coalition is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting responsible recreational access to public lands and waters. They want to keep your land open for use, whether you recreate on a mountain bike, snowmobile, motorcycle, personal watercraft, ATV, four-wheel drive, horse, or your hiking boots.
Today, the Blue Ribbon Coalition is a respected national recreation group that represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide.
MFJC Rubicon Charities
2nd Harvest Food Bank – To create hope and nourish lives though powerful hunger relieve program. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties – http://www.feedhopenow.org
Building Remarkable Communities – Assists victims and children of domestic violence in shelters or prior to shelter placement – http://www.remarkablecommunities.com/
DC Strong Inc. – Jeepers who created a pediatric cancer support organization that brings gifts, support and mentorship to children battling cancer, bringing joy and happiness back into the lives of pediatric cancer patients across America– http://www.dcstrong.com/
Excellence in Education – Program that offers High School Juniors and Seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties an incentive to do their very best in school. Winners can receive a laptop computer and one luck person will win the grand prize of a new car. –https://www.facebook.com/ExcellenceinEducationChallenge
Foundation 37 – Helping local people in excruciating circumstances that cannot find help elsewhere. Foundation 37 is a community based, volunteer organization committed to significantly impacting people’s lives within the area we work and reside. We recognize a real need to help individual people ease the stress caused by unforeseen circumstances. While most organizations help communities on a much larger scale, we have decided the missing piece of the puzzle is helping one person at a time. – https://foundation37.org
Gifts of Love Community Coalition – Foodbank and weekend food program for underprivileged kids in Southern Volusia county – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gifts-of-Love-Coalition/740100862766318
HUM (Halifax Urban Ministries) – Provides survival necessities to the poor and homeless of our area. We offer homeless prevention & assistance services throughout Volusia Co. from HUM service centers and distributed services at 30 partner & school locations. Flagler residents may access services at our Ormond Beach locations. – http://www.halifaxurbanministries.org/
MFJC Teachers Supply Fund – Our own school assistance fund to help teachers purchase special items for their classrooms – http://midfloridajeepclub.com
MFJC Youth Athletics Fund – Our own support of various youth athletic programs in Flagler and Volusia counties. http://midfloridajeepclub.com
Pawsibilities – Rescue and rehabilitation of dogs, cats, and horse and places these animals in their forever homes. Pawsibilities is a no kill animal rescue group in Port Orange, FL dedicated to saving lives and promoting responsible care. – https://www.facebook.com/pawsrescue1/
Project Linus (Volusia County Chapter) – Blankets and afghans to provide love and security to serious ill or traumatized children. Project Linus, with chapters in all 50 states, continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug. http://www.projectlinus.org/
Wreaths Across America – Remember our fallen US veterans via purchase of wreaths for laying at local cemeteries. In 1992, Worcester Wreath found themselves with a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season.Morrill Worcester realized he had an opportunity to honor our country’s veterans and arrangements were made for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington in one of the older sections of the cemetery. This began what is now Wreaths Across America with over 700,000 wreaths placed at 1000 locations in the US and beyond. http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/
MFJC Sahara Charities
Bikers Against Child Abuse – Create a safer environment for abused children – http://florida.bacaworld.org/florida/crossroads-chapter/
Camaraderie Foundation, Inc. (CF) – To provide healing for the invisible wounds of war for services members, veterans, and their families – http://camaraderiefoundation.org/
Camp Boggy Creek – Camp environment for serious ill children and thier families – http://www.boggycreek.org/
Children’s Home Society of Florida, North Coastal Division – Provide a safe and stable environment for children who can no longer live safely in their homes – https://www.chsfl.org/NorthCoastal
Easter Seals – Camp Challenge – Team Jay Project – Team Jay project is working on several projects to improve Jay’s home as he fights Leukemia – https://www.facebook.com/groups/581712191911395
J.O.S.H. (Just Our Soldiers Helpers Inc) – Increases moral of deployed service member in our armed force through care packages – https://www.justoursoldiershelpers.org/
Marine Science Center (Friends of) – Education center for guests and a rehabilitation center for sea turtles, tortoises, and birds – https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Marine-Science-Center-266755206716415/
Oceans of Hope – Provides adaptive ocean sports opportunities for limited mobility individuals – http://oceansofhopefoundation.org/
Special Olympics – Provide year-round sports training for Special Olympic athletes – http://specialolympicsflorida.org/volusia/
The TEARS Foundation (Florida Chapter) – Compassionately lifting financial burdens from families that have lost a baby – http://www.thetearsfoundation.org/
Volusia County Reef Research Dive Team – Help keep the FL coastal reefs clean, protect our marine life, and determine new artificial reef locations – http://www.floridadiveconnection.com/volusia-county-reef-research-dive-team/
WORCINC.ORG – Provides Adult education and job training to persons with disabilities – https://worcinc.org/