The annual Uplift with A.S.S.I.S.T. Dinner and Silent Auction was held on October 19 in the First Coast Technical Center’s Character Counts Conference Center. The master of ceremonies was Michael Israel, St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) Homeless Liaison, and the keynote speaker was Richard Hardy of The Hardy Group. More than $7,000 was raised which will benefit SJCSD homeless students and unaccompanied youth. Funds will be used to assist with school supplies, field trips, school, athletic and club fees, senior/graduation fees, transportation and more.
Holiday food baskets and gifts will soon be distributed to SJCSD families in need. Please contact Jan Caban, Family Services Facilitator, or Mitch Moody, Family Advocate, to donate or request services at (904) 547-7598 or visit http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/homeless/donate/