INSPIRING INCLUSION

The Greater Pensacola Bay Area has an abundance of outstanding local non profits improving the quality of life for many.  Over the years Sunday's Child has supported many of these groups and their projects through grants.  All are staunch allies of inclusion and equality, a prominent part of the mission of Sunday's Child, and this is often a part of their day-to-day efforts as a charity,

 Read below and discover how these organizations are making a difference.

 
 
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Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Legal Education and Victim Empowerment project, or The L.E.A.V.E., has allowed Legal Services of North Florida to hire a staff attorney for over one year to develop enhanced advocacy and education tools to support victims of violence and bullying within our community. 

"We can’t say enough how rewarding the implementation of this project has been. We hear it from our partners. We hear it from our clients. We hear it from our staff. We always know that there are people who need help and, for any number of reasons, don’t feel safe enough, confident enough, or hopeful enough, to ask for it. We see and hear that this project has given some the hope, confidence and safety to reach out and ask. Thank you for giving us the chance to be a part of that change for them."

Leslie N. Powell-Boudreaux, Executive Director

 
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First City Arts Center (FCAC)

2000 Degrees: A Portable Glass Arts Education Program allows FCAC to outreach in every direction and to include the maximum number of people in the glass education programs. This is done through the use of a portable glass studio.  A fully equipped, portable glass blowing studio drives to the doorstep of any school, festival or function. 

“I think it is really important in a city to have a space where every aspect of the community can come and not only be a part of what we do but feel comfortable to explore their own ideas, their own thoughts, and their own abilities.”

Caitlin Rhea, Director First City Arts Center

 
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Oasis Florida

OASIS’s Mobile Outreach Unit: which operates out of a discreetly identified RV, is designed to reach people who otherwise might not be tested either in their neighborhoods or at community events. The unit is staffed with trained HIV counselors that can do on-the-spot rapid testing, provide prevention education, and direct people to case management when needed; in short, virtually all of the services provided by OASIS’s main office. Grant funds will be used to expand hours of operation of the mobile unit.

"I consider the Sunday's Child Grant the foundation of our successful Mobile Outreach Program.  Without this funding we would not have been able to operate on the level that convinced the State of Florida to fund us through the High Impact Prevention Grant.”

Kurt Goodman, Oasis Florida, Director of Prevention