KISS 105.3 loves to get involved within our community. If you feel that you would like to contribute or help the community in any way here are a few local programs that do great work within our community and would love to help you get involved!
The Child Advocacy Center is a comprehensive, child-friendly facility where professionals from law enforcement, medical, child protection and therapeutic services effectively collaborate to meet the individual needs of child victims and break the cycle of abuse by working together on investigations and interventions for each child abuse case. This collaboration expedites each child's time in the legal system and ensures that children are not re-victimized by the system and that they and their families are provided the support and services needed. The staff at the Center stands by the families when their children recall their story of abuse and help the families prepare for a court system that can be frightening. Our greatest ongoing need at the Center are individually wrapped juice boxes and snacks for the children who visit the Center for Forensic Interviews or Play Therapy sessions. Other items such as children’s toys, like stuffed animals are always needed.
The Center also conducts two major donations drives throughout the year. In the summer we collect backpacks, uniform clothing and school supplies for our clients. In the late fall (right after Halloween), the Center conducts its annual Help for the Holidays campaign that matches donors to families in need. Donors can adopt a family of any size to provide holiday gifts, clothing, and even food for clients served by the Center.
Lastly, here is the link for donors to give one-time or recurring online donations to the Center: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/cac-monthly. 100% of the donations made are used to support the programs and services the Child Advocacy Center provides to abused and neglected children in Alachua County. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Alachua Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. To make this happen Alachua Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to work on construction sites and in their ReStore (the Habitat thrift store). Volunteers 18 and over may work on any construction site and in the ReStore. Volunteers between 16 and 18 will need a parental waiver and will be limited to construction sites where power tools will not be in use, but will not be limited in the ReStore. Depending on the area of interest, volunteers will work at an assigned construction site or at the ReStore located at 2317 SW 13th Street. Construction activities take place on Saturdays from 8:30a-2p. ReStore activities take place Tuesday through Saturday 9a-6p. If you are interested contact Jill Carter at 352-363-6492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County
Our Mission To inspire and empower the youth of Alachua County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive and successful citizens.
Our Vision Every child we serve will achieve on-time grade progression, graduate from high school, complete post-secondary education or training, and earn a livable wage as a productive member of our community.
Our Commitment We promise to use your investment wisely, responsibly, and efficiently to achieve a real, sustainable and measurable impact for the children and families in our community. We will be transparent and open in sharing our successes and our challenges.