2013 PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RUNWAY RUN 5k
Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Runway Run 5k at Pensacola International Airport on December 7, 2013.
Pensacola International Airport and the City of Pensacola will welcome thousands of runners and walkers to runway 17/35 to give residents and visitors a view of the airport they have never seen before. The course will consist of 2 separate loops up and down runway 17/35 and taxiway A as runners make their way around 3.1 miles of airport ground.
Greg Donovan, Airport Director, says, "We are thrilled to put on this event and to help support the USO. We plan to make this a yearly event at the airport and hope to see it grow into a staple 5k in the area."
"This will be a family friendly event benefiting the USO," Heidi Blair, Director of USO Northwest Florida says, "The USO and the Pensacola International Airport have consistently looked for ways to support our nations heroes. What a fun way to show our troops that we are there for them every step of the way!"
So gather your friends, kids, and neighbors for a Runway Run 5k! Please visit http://www.werunwild.com/airport5k for more details & to register! For more information visit http://www.werunwild.com or call (850) 435-9222
FIRST CITY ART CENTER TO HOLD ITS FIRST KIDS’ HOLIDAY CLAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
First City Art Center will hold its first Kids Holiday Clay Ornament Workshop at 1060 N. Guillemard St. Sessions will be held on Dec. 7th and 14th, with ornament pick-up on the 21st. Students will make 3 ornaments and a necklace from clay using cookie cutters. Ornaments will be fired after the first session and the students will glaze during the second session. A ribbon will be added for hanging.
Finished pieces will be ready pick-up on December 21st. This will be a fun workshop with cookies and cocoa after the sessions! The cost is $20 per student and all materials and firing are included.
This workshop will have two age groups. For ages 5-9, the workshop will be held from 10am to 12pm. (Parents must be present on FCAC campus). For ages 10-14, the workshop will be held from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
***Parents of students taking the class will receive a 15% discount on Make-Your-Own-Glass (MYOG) if they book and take a MYOG during the time of the class.
*** For more information about FCA workshops or to sign up, call 429-1222 or visit http://www.FirstCityArt.org
TOYS FOR TOTS KICKS OFF IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY
The Marine Corps Reserves has teamed up with United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC) to run the Toys for Tots holiday toy drive. Applications are open and will be available through Dec. 6. The drive strives to provide holiday toys for struggling families in Northwest Florida.
Child(ren) must reside in Santa Rosa County
Child(ren) must be ages newborn to 14 years old
Families must meet income requirements
Where to sign up:
Apply in person at the following locations:
Gulf Breeze: Interfaith Ministries Thrift Shop (4339 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.) (850) 934-1688 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm
Jay: Jay Town Hall (3695 Hwy 4) (850) 675-4556 Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
Milton: United Way of Santa Rosa County (6479-A Caroline St.) (850) 983-7200 Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
Please bring the following documentation:
Valid Photo ID (drivers license, college ID, etc.)
Proof of Residency if not on ID (utility bill in clients name, government letters)
Proof of Income (check stub, bank statement, letter of determination from government)
Proof of Each Childs Age (birth certificate, shot record stating birth date, letter from school)
Toys will be distributed to families in need on December 12th in Santa Rosa County. Distribution site location and times will be given to clients upon application approval.
To Donate: Look for official Toys for Tots boxes at locations such as Toys R Us and Walgreens and drop your donation of a new, unwrapped toy into the box. For a full list of box locations, visit www.unitedwaysrc.org.
UNITED WAY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
United Way of Escambia County is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation help for those with low-to-moderate income. In 2013, 52 volunteers helped return over $900,000 in earned income tax credit and a total of over $2.8M in refunds to 2,055 families in our community. The overall financial impact of this initiative was $3.3M.
As a VITA volunteer, you will:
Volunteer in the role of either as a Tax Preparer or Greeter.
Be able to commit to one to four hours per week from January 14th through April 15th.
Receive IRS training and certification.
Expand your knowledge of federal tax return procedures.
Add a new skill to your resume.
Receive CRA credit (for depository institutions only).
Serve local citizens and help stimulate the local economy.
VITA site locations will include Pensacola State College (multiple campuses), Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Central Credit Union (Spring Street branch) and St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Navarre. Sites will open January 14, 2014.
Training starts for volunteers in December for sites in Pensacola, Milton and Navarre.
United Way will train tax preparers and greeters. The online portion of the training can be completed at the volunteers pace.
VITA is funded through grants awarded to United Way of Escambia County from Wal-Mart, Regions Bank, Bank of America and United Way Worldwide.
If you are interested in becoming a VITA volunteer, please call 850-444-7128 or email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By living core values of serving the community with Integrity, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Volunteerism and Excellence (I LIVE), United Way of Escambia County is working to meet a mission of uniting our community and resources to improve lives.