BB&T hosts “Financial Education Day” at Magnolia Project

Apr 6, 2011  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

The BB&T Bank Bus made a stop at the Magnolia Project yesterday to provide financial resources for Project participants and other interested persons in Pearl Plaza.

The bank pulled over 35 credit reports and talked with more than 50 prospective clients. The bus was there from 10am-2pm.

The big, brightly painted vehicle is a mobile community financial education tool that is equipped to provide the following to community members and area residents wherever it travels:

  • Free Annual Credit Reports
  • BB&T Products & Services: Checking and Savings Accounts
  • BB&T Careers: www.bbt.com/careers
  • Web-based Financial Education Resources

Photo Courtesy of BB&T

The importance of children’s health care: bringing attention to the issue

  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

At our Springing into Children’s Health Care event on March 26, we were able to complete Florida KidCare applications for 90 families in Northeast Florida, allowing them to take the first step towards accessing health care for their children.

But that was just one step in linking our region’s families to programs. Where can you find out more?

March for Babies with Healthy Start

Mar 30, 2011  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Every day, babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. We invite you to make a difference for Northeast Florida’s babies by joining the Healthy Start Coalition to “March for Babies.”

The First Coast March of Dimes’ 5k walk is May 7th at 9 am at the Northbank Riverwalk, 300 W. Water St.

If you can’t walk with us, please help by donating to our team. The March of Dimes supports the Coalition by funding programs like the Camellia Project, which aims to improve health knowledge and behaviors and provide support for women who have had a baby in the NICU, to reduce the risk of recurrent poor birth outcomes.

Springing into Children’s Health Care

Mar 29, 2011  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Thank you to everyone participated in and supported our Springing into Children’s Health Care event on Saturday, March 26. The event was a complete success and tons of fun!

Ronald McDonald entertained families, while community organizations provided health and vision screenings, children’s health insurance enrollment and many other services.

We had more than a dozen vendors and estimate that around 500 people attended. But most importantly, we completed Florida KidCare applications for 90 families — which means we helped nearly 200 children take the first step towards accessing vital health insurance. Families came from all over Jacksonville and from as far as Clay and Baker counties specifically to sign their children up!

For more information on Florida KidCare, call regional outreach coordinator Jack Johnson at 904-723-5422 x123 or complete the online application.