Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on the Space Coast
Nothing reflects the spirit of the holidays more than a gift from the heart to help those in need.
Looking for a way to spread the joy of the season? Look no further than one of the dozens of local charities and non-profits who will gladly welcome any gift you can give. One of the nicest things about contributing to these organizations is that your gift will keep on giving as they work to help those who need their services. And if you’re feeling the pinch this year, remember most of these groups rely on the help of volunteers to the keep on going, so giving the gift of your time will also be greatly appreciated. For more information about all of these organizations, including volunteer opportunities and other ways your can help, visit the website of your desired organization.
- Art, Culture and Education
- Civic, Environmental and Animals
- Health and Hospitals
- Human Services and Children
Art, Culture and Education
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Mission: Honors and memorializes astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program.
BCC Planetarium and Observatory
Mission: To excite public interest in science through the presentation of multi-media shows, films, exhibitions and events and providing access to the night sky via telescopes in the Observatory.
Event Information: Public shows and Observatory on Friday & Saturday evenings at 6:30PM; Wednesday matinees at 1:30PM.
Brevard Art Museum
Mission: To enhance and enrich the quality of life of the community and its visitors with an enduring appreciation of art through exhibitions, collections, and educational programs.
Brevard Children’s Chorus
Mission: To utilize the incomparable power of music, with choral singing at its foundation, to heartily enrich the lives of young people and develop their character.
Events: December 11, 2010 Holiday Concert with Brevard Community Chorus
January 8, 2011 Winter Auditions 9-12 PM, Central Church of Christ, Cocoa, FL
April 30, 2011 Relay for Life, Viera High School
Brevard Community Chorus
Mission: To share the joy and artistry of musical expression with the community through rehearsal and performance of the larger works of the choral repertoire.
Event Information: Holiday Concert, December 11 at 7:30 pm
Concert with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra (Women Chorus only), February 5 at 2 and 8 p.m. Spring Concert, May 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Brevard Community College Foundation
Mission: To provide private financial resources to enhance the programs and services of the College and benefit its students, faculty, staff and the community.
Brevard Cultural Alliance, Inc.
Mission: To build and sustain a vibrant and dynamic arts and cultural sector integral to Brevard County’s quality of life
Events: Fall for the Arts; Art of Sand; Art In Public Places, Artist-In-Residency programs
Brevard Library Foundation
Mission: To provide financial resource for the Brevard County Library service to enrich and accelerate innovation within the library experience.
Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
Mission: To operate and maintain a museum for the education of the public about regional cultural heritage and to preserve historic artifacts and natural history specimens.
Brevard Schools Foundation
Mission: To match community resources with the needs of schools. Solicit funds through grants and/or private resources. These supplement dollars provide the means for teachers to undertake special projects not supported through existing budgets and programs.
(321) 633-1000 ext. 756
Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Mission: To unlock the potential within individuals and communities by creating exceptional live symphonic music.
Event: Free 4th of July Pops Concert at Cocoa Riverfront Park
Brevard Watercolor Society
Mission: Dedicated to excellence in education, exhibitions, and community service.
Event: Splash 2011-Watercolor Exhibition and Juried Art Show of Brevard Watercolor Society members. Azan Shrine Temple, February 26 and 27, 2011.
Mission: Wildlife conservation through education and participation
(321) 254-9453 ex 242
Event: Safari under the Stars takes place annually the last Saturday night in April.
Central Florida Accordion Club-Brevard Chapter
Mission: Statement: To promote appreciation of the accordion to the general public; also to provide support and encouragement to accordion players of all skill levels.
Christian Preparatory Learning Center
Mission: To provide quality Christian education to students grades 3-12.
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
Mission: To provide affordable community theater and promote lifelong education in the performing arts for Brevard County residents and visitors.
Cultural Homestay International
Mission: To promote international understanding, friendship, and goodwill through cultural homestays.
Dance Arts Centre
Mission: To bring positive change through creative movement and the arts.
Event: “Hear Me Dance,” a student lead dance concert, January 28, 2011
Annual Recital, June 18, 2011
Florida Institute of Technology
Mission: To provide quality education, further knowledge through basic and applied research, and serve the diverse needs of local, state, national and international constituencies
Events: Botanical Fest – March 5, 2011
Sporting Affair – March 18, 2011
An Evening of Hope III – April 8, 2011
Capstone Classic – June 3, 2011 (tentative)
Greater Canaveral Barbershoppers
Mission: To vigorously promote and continue the tradition of barbershop singing (both choral and quartet) and have fun doing it.
Event: Annual Show – Feb. 12, 2011 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Greek American Association of Brevard ( GAAB)
Mission: To educate the public on Greece and promote Hellenism by conducting cultural, educational, charitable and philanthropic events.
Event: FIT International Festival, February 2011
Harbor City Harmonizers Barbershop Chapter
Mission: To represent the best of barbershop harmony and support our Barbershop Society in its musical education in our community.
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc.
Mission: To enhance the development and operation of the Moore Memorial Park and Cultural Center through fundraising programmed activities and physical improvements.
Event: Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities, April 14-16, 2011
Indialantic Chamber Singers
Mission Statement: ICS believes that choral music of all types nurtures the human spirit and is integral to the preservation and development of the cultural arts.
KLD Youth Foundation
Mission: Changing lives by educating and empowering young people
Event: Dancing with Brevard, June 2011 (tentative)
Lighthouse Christian Academy of Merritt Island
Mission: To provide scholastic excellence in a loving environment through Christ-centered, bible based education.
Literacy Alliance of Brevard
Mission: To promote English literacy skills in individuals so they may reach their full potential in their jobs and communities.
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Mission: To improve the quality of life for all residents of Brevard County through cultural, educational, recreational and community arts programs by providing access to high quality, challenging and diverse touring and local performing arts events.
Melbourne Art Festival, Inc.
Mission: To promote and encourage artistic endeavors, education and appreciation in Brevard County and to organize and present an annual art festival.
Event: 2011 Melbourne Art Festival, April 23 and 24, 2011 in downtown Melbourne,
Melbourne Chamber Music Society, Inc.
Mission: To present internationally acclaimed chamber music ensembles to Brevard audiences.
Events: Escher String Quartet-December 7
Spanish Brass-January 21, 2011
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Ensemble-February 11, 2011
St. Petersburg String Quartet with Tao Lin piano-March 18, 2011
Melbourne Civic Theatre
Mission Statement: To provide affordable cultural entertainment, opportunities for participation in all aspects of community theatre and to enhance
community interest in the performing arts through volunteer opportunities and dramatic productions.
Events: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, December 10-24
Over the River and Through the Woods, January14-February 20, 2011
Noises Off, March18-April 24, 2011
Melbourne Community Orchestra
Mission: To increase the awareness and knowledge of orchestral music within Brevard County.
Events: Concerts December 8-9, 2011
January 26-27, March 2-3, May 4-5 and June 22-23, 2011
Native Heritage Gathering, Inc,
Mission: To provide cultural education and celebration regarding the Native American Culture.
Event: Native Rhythms Festival, November 2011 (tentative)
No Limits Academy
Mission: To provide an individually tailored, multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other physical disorders.
Event: Annual Everyone Can Dance Ball, Spring 2011
North Brevard Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Mission: To promote and facilitate preservation of historical structures and sites in North Brevard County.
Platinum Coast Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s International
Mission: To promote the musical art form of barbershop harmony through performance, education and outreach.
Event: Annual Show, March 5, 2011, 2 p.m. at Gleason Auditorium
Singing Valentines available February 12-14, 2011.
Precision Contemporary Dance, Inc
Mission: To develop, educate, and promote the art of dance in our community.
Event: School Recital May 28, 2011
Rolling Readers Space Coast, Inc.
Mission: To inspire children’s love of reading, touch their imaginations and creativity through books and build a community of successful, life-long readers by providing trained, committed volunteers and new books to elementary-aged school children.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Mission: To enrich, serve and shape of the cultural life in Central Florida through the presentation of orchestral music.
Space Coast Writers’ Guild
Mission: To help train, develop, and promote writers and the writing profession and to provide writing educational opportunities that motivate and advance the works of writers of all ages.
Event: Annual Writers’ Conference, January 28-29, 2011
Strawbridge Art League
Mission: To expand the role of the visual arts on the Space Coast and bring a focus to the visual arts community.
Event: VISION, February 2011 at the Henegar Center for the Arts
Titusville Playhouse, Inc
Mission: To provide quality live theatre and theatre education to the citizens of Brevard County.
Association of Fundraising Professionals-Space Coast Chapter
Mission: To advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.
Event: National Philanthropy Day, Fall 2011
Brevard Business Leadership Network
Mission: To promote the employment of qualified workers who have disabilities, and assist businesses and organizations in the recruitment, hiring, training and retention of employees with disabilities.
CBACC Institute for Best Business Initiatives, Inc
Mission: To support the advancement of educational, cultural, business, and environmental issues utilizing best practices and to educate the business community to share best practices.
Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Mission: To serve as the voice of business, enhance quality of life in the community and act as a catalyst for business success.
Mission: To serve the community by fostering the success of new and existing businesses, creating an environment where entrepreneurs are motivated, educated, and encouraged to exchange ideas and information vital to business growth.
Events: January 25, 2011 “Banking and Finance”
March 22, 2011 “Sales and Marketing”
May 17, 2011 “Presidents’ Panel”
Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Mission: to serve the business community within Brevard County’s largest city, serving as a voice to improve, expand and continue the exceptional relationship with the city, county and state of Florida.
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
Mission: To serve the community and support it with an en educated future workforce by starting economic and business education early on and continuing it through all grade levels.
Event: Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame dinner, March 5, 2011
Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida
Mission: To shape, facilitate and develop a thriving business environment by promoting and connecting member businesses with business opportunities to assure the performance, growth, survival and long-term prosperity of our member businesses
Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce
Mission: To develop, enhance and maintain a strong and diverse business climate and support a prosperous community.
Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech
Mission: To provide women with opportunities, tools and connections to advance their global influence and success.
(321) 674- 7007
Event: Annual Women’s Business Expo and Women’s History Month Luncheon, Spring 2011
Civic, Environmental and Animals
Brevard Nature Alliance, Inc.
Mission: To support and protect Brevard’s natural resources through education, ecosystem and growth management initiatives, stakeholder involvement and encouragement of nature-based activities that promote quality of life experiences.
Event: Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival, January 26-31, 2011
Central Brevard Humane Society
Mission: To provide an animal welfare shelter and programs that foster a humane ethic toward all animals. We also strive to deepen the community’s commitment to spaying and neutering, as well as to the adoption of homeless companion animals. (321) 636-3343
Events: Mardi Gras Paws in the Park (February 27, 2011)
Brevard’s Poshest Contest (Summer 2011)
Paws at the Pier (September 17, 2011)
Paws in the Park (Fall 2011)
Coastal Poodle Rescue
Mission: To speak out against the harmfulness of over breeding, promote the cause of spay/neuter and educate the public about the pleasure of poodles
Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club
Mission: Focusing on enriching the lives of individuals and the community locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, through volunteer efforts supporting education, and improvement of life for youth and adults.
www.cocoabeachwomansclub.org also on the CBACC website
Events: January 22, 2011, Fashion Show and Luncheon
March 5, 2011, Space Coast King/Queen Gala dinner and dance
March 19, 2011: Pelican Home Tour
Humane Society of South Brevard
Mission: Dedicated to improving the lives of homeless cats and finding permanent homes for them. At our Pet Adoption Center, we make it a priority to provide individual attention to all the cats in residence.
Junior League of Central & North Brevard
Mission: We are an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Event: Pumpkins in the Park, Fall 2011
Junior League of South Brevard, Inc.
Mission: To promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Event: Festival of Trees, November 2011
Keep Brevard Beautiful
Mission: To motivate and educate business, school groups and individual partnerships to reduce litter, recycle, landscape and beautify for the environmental and economic benefit of Brevard County
Pilot of Club of Titusville, Inc.
Mission: To further Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational and research programs in communities throughout the world.
Rotary of Palm Bay
Mission: To provide service above self and stamp out polio worldwide
SPCA of North Brevard
Mission: To shelter and find homes for unwanted animals, to educate the public about spaying and neutering pets, to reduce overpopulation through low cost surgical sterilization and to promote the health of pets and their families through appropriate pet care.
Event: 2nd Annual Happy Tails Dog Stroll, April 2, 2011 at Sand Point Park in Titusville from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Zonta Club of Melbourne
Mission: Zonta International (of which Zonta Club of Melbourne is a member) is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Health and Hospitals
American Heart Association
Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
(800) 257-6941 ext. 8090
Event: Start! Heart Walk. Visit brevardheartwalk.org
Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation
Mission: To provide quality, community-based services to frail elders and caregivers with an emphasis placed on Alzheimer’s/dementia-related diseases through care management, adult day care, transportation and home-based services.
Event: Alzheimer’s Barbeque and Car Drawing May 21, 2011
With the help of the Boniface-Hiers Auto Group the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation has been provided with some of the most collectible cars in the world for raffle. Visit www.alzbbq.com.
Brevard Heart Foundation
Mission: To improve and promote healthcare for Brevard County citizens through programs that target identified community needs.
Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation, Inc.
Mission: To provide comprehensive patient/family support services, community outreach and education. The Foundation assists any Brevard and Indian River Counties’ uninsured and underinsured cancer patients undergoing treatment.
321-952-8837, ext. 231
Event: Caring Hearts, Spring 2011
Circles of Care, Inc.
Mission: To promote and provide high quality comprehensive behavioral healthcare services at a competitive cost, in an ethical, fair and courteous manner for our individual and corporate customers.
Community Treatment Center, Inc.
Mission: Provides Level III Residential Substance Abuse program, serving individuals who are indigent and have no insurance, by providing licensed rehabilitation and treatment services.
Health First Foundation
Mission: Positively changing the health and well-being of our community through philanthropic initiatives that support Health First and its family of not-for-profit health care providers including Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital Hospice of Health First and the Health First Aging Institute.
Events: Health First Benefit Ball-April 16, 2011
Grape Escape, Fall 2011
Health First Golf Classic, September 2011
Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
Mission: Healing Families, Healing Communities through philanthropy and volunteerism
Event: Annual Masquerade Ball, October 2011
MIMA Foundation of Brevard, Inc.
Mission: To add to the quality of life in Brevard County by supporting health-oriented educational programs and providing assistance grants to patients in need.
(321) 725-4500, ext. 7274
Event: MIMA Foundation Pro Tennis Classic, May 1-8, 2011 at Kiwi Tennis Club
Project Response, Inc.
Mission: To enhance the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS and work to prevent further spread of the disease; reduce fear, ignorance, and discrimination and increase community support and compassion for those affected by AIDS.
Space Coast Cancer Foundation
Mission: To assist cancer patients and their caregivers in our community with the financial and emotional demands that are associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We provide direct financial assistance to help pay for pain and anti nausea medications.
Event: Annual Daffodil Gala
Space Coast Runners
Mission: To promote and encourage running as a means of healthful exercise, to support recreational, international, amateur, competitive and non-competitive running and to promote and conduct races or other running-related activities.
Events: December 11-Reindeer Run 5K
January 15, 2011-Sun & Fun 4 mile
February 12, 2011-Tooth Trot 5K
February 26, 2011-Eye of the Dragon 10 K and 2 mile
April 2, 2011-Downtown Melbourne 5K
April 9, 2011-Space Walk of Fame 8K and 2 mile
VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund
Mission: To transform dying into the final act of living well by improving end of life care for individual patients and their families,
We Care 2,Inc.
Mission: To provide for women a quality program that they may achieve lasting sobriety and, therefore, become productive members of society and assets to their community.
Human Services and Children
2-1-1 Brevard, Inc.
Mission: To connect people to services by providing crisis intervention, information about, assessment for and referral to health and human services and through community education.
Helpline: Dial 2-1-1
American Red Cross
Mission: To provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Event: Stars of the Space Coast Gala, Spring 2011
AMIkids Space Coast (formerly Space Coast Marine Institute)
Mission: To help troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens by providing education, counseling, behavior modification and treatment to improve the lives of troubled-male teenagers.
Events: Space Coast Scramble-May1, 2011
Annual Fall Reverse Raffle-November 6, 2011
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
Mission: To help at-risk youth reach their greatest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring programs with measurable outcomes.
Event: Men Cooking from the Heart-March 19, 2011, 6-9 p.m., Melbourne Auditorium
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida-Brevard County
Mission: To inspire and engage all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Brevard Achievement Center
Mission: To assist individuals with disabilities achieve vocational and social independence.
Event: An Evening of Coffee and Chocolate, February 26, 2011
Mission: To prevent child abuse and neglect and promote growth, self-sufficiency, and sustainability amongst families by providing a resourceful environment that is highly individualized and family-centered.
Brevard County Legal Aid
Mission: To providing high quality legal assistance to protect personal safety, establish family stability, and ensure equal access to justice for low income and disadvantaged persons.
Event: Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening-February 18, 2011
Brevard Family Partnership
Mission: To protect children, strengthen families, and change lives through the prevention of child abuse and the operation and management of a comprehensive, integrated, community-based system of care for abused, abandoned, and neglected children and their families.
Event: Walk for Love, November 2011
Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition
Mission: To revitalize impoverished neighborhoods in Brevard County
Mission: To preserve and enhance informed choices for children and adults with disabilities through our employment, residential, advocacy, therapeutic and educational programs.
Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc.
Mission: To serve children with cancer and their families by offering emotional support and financial assistance.
Event: “Have a Heart” Valentine’s Extravaganza-February 12, 2011, Eau Gallie Yacht Club
Catholic Charities of Central Florida
Mission: To provide vital social services for those in need regardless of race, religion, social/economic background or nationality.
Central Brevard Sharing Center.
Mission: To provide emergency assistance to those in our community who are struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.
The Children’s Center
Mission: To function as a collaborative, community-focused organization designed to meet the health care and educational needs of our community by providing access to services for children and their families.
Children’s Home Society of Florida
Mission: Embracing children- Inspiring lives by providing high-quality, community-based solutions to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
(321) 752-3170 ext 237
Event: Portraits of Possibilities-April 2011
Mission: To inspire youth from economically disadvantaged communities to embrace the highest standards of academic and personal excellence—instilling in each child a desire to learn, to serve, and to accept challenges.
Community Services Council of Brevard
Mission: To promote and maintain independence and maximize quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and disabled
Event: Signed “With Love” Senior Gift Drive. Give a low-income senior a gift of love this Christmas.
Connected by 25 Brevard
Mission: Changing the future for youth aging out of foster care
Event: Inaugural Winter Garden Party-January 2011 in Florida Tech’s Botanical Gardens
Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc.
Mission: To create opportunities for young people to succeed.
Event: Great Brevard Duck Race-April 17, 2011, at the Indian River Festival
Mission: To change lives, nurture human potential and promote meaningful life choices through a wide range of services and support for individuals and their families.
Event: 007- Diamonds are Forever-Friday March 4, 2011 at Wesche Jewelers
Early Learning Coalition of Brevard
Mission: To provide leadership and oversight for school readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs ensuring that children have the opportunity to benefit from the quality of early learning environments.
(321) 637-1800 ext. 2049
Event: Early Education Through the Arts, February 2011
Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard, Inc.
Mission: To promote inclusion and raise awareness of Brevard County citizens living with Down syndrome.
Event: Step Up For Down Syndrome, October 2011
Family Counseling Center of Brevard
Mission: To provide counseling, education and social services to individuals and families.
Family Promise of Brevard, Inc.
Mission: To move homeless families to permanent housing.
(321) 794-7102 (321) 727-2887
Freedom 7 Senior Community Center
Mission: To provide social, educational, wellness and recreational activities-primarily for seniors and generally led, presented, operated by seniors from Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island – but open to all adults from all areas.
Event: Hot Night in the City Fundraiser-February 25, 2011
Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard
Mission: To increase awareness of the issues of child abuse and neglect, and to raise funding for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard, an organization serving abused and neglected children of Brevard County.
Event: Toast & Roast, April 2011
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council
Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County
Mission: To provide assistance to grandparents who have taken on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren through moral support, information, resources, legal and holiday assistance
Event: The “Child First Gala” takes place every September on the Saturday before Grandparent’s Day
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc.
Mission: To eliminate substandard and inadequate housing by building simple, decent and affordable houses with families in need.
Event: The 23rd Annual Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. Strawberry Festival March 5, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Harmony Farms, Inc.
Mission: To provide equine assisted therapy and activities to disabled individuals of all ages.
Events: Buckaroo Ball, Blizzard at the Barn (December 5), and Ryan Moore Memorial Golf Tournament
The Haven for Children, Inc.
Mission: To meet the needs of neglected, abused and abandoned children by
providing the highest quality of care.
Event: Haven Golf Tournament March 26, 2011 at Suntree Country Club featuring players from the Orlando Magic.
Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard
Mission: To establish a system of care that guarantees all women have access to prenatal care and that all children have access to services that promote normal growth and development.
Kids B Side Corp. of Florida
Mission: To empower children and families to remain safe in their every day activities through education and social awareness.
(Health First) Leeza’s Place
Mission: To provide a community centered resource offering innovative programs that educate, empower and energize both caregivers and those recently diagnosed with any memory disorder.
Event: Fundraiser with Leeza Gibbons, February 26, 2011 at Eau Gallie Yacht Club
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project
Mission: To help special-needs children and their families achieve a better quality of living by providing grants to in need families for medical items not covered by insurance as well as assist with travel costs to visit specialists.
Event: Turtle Splash, May 7, 2011
Nana’s Children’s Home, Inc (DBA Nana’s House)
Mission: To provide a safe, secure, loving Christian home for neglected, abused, needy or abandoned children in our community.
One Senior Place
Mission: To provide area seniors and their families with a one-stop resource for information, professional advice and guidance, and direct access to a wide range of onsite senior-focused businesses.
Palm Bay Police Athletic League Mentoring Program
Mission: The mission of the Mentoring Program is to improve self-esteem, attitudes, academic perfromance, social skills and work habits of young people, while enhancing the connection and commitment to school family, and the community.
PREVENT! of Brevard, Inc.
Mission: The 24 PREVENT! programs work to prevent destructive behaviors, protect and nurture children, redirect high-risk youth, strengthen and reunite families and treat addictions.
Event: JAMBOREE 2011, March 26, 2011, 6-10 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium
Promise in Brevard
Mission: To provide a place where people with diverse abilities can have a fun-filled life filled with opportunities and freedom.
Reduce Obesity in Central Florida Kids – ROCK
Mission: To educate families and children about simple steps to create and embrace a healthy lifestyle to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.
Rolling Readers Space Coast, Inc.
Mission: Our mission is to inspire children’s love of reading, touch their imaginations and creativity through books and build a community of successful, life-long readers by providing trained, committed volunteers and new books to children.
The Salvation Army North Central Brevard
Mission Statement: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
(321) 632-6060 Ext. 818
The Salvation Army Brevard County Domestic Violence Program
Mission: To provide a safe and empowering environment for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to escape abuse.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Mission: To fight hunger in Central Florida.
Event: Wine, Women & Shoes- April 23, 2011, Royal Plaza Hotel, Orlando
Mission: To provide safe and dependable transportation for Brevard County’s homebound seniors and frail elders who have no other means of transport available to them.
(321) 639-4868 ext. 282
Serene Harbor, Inc.
Mission: To be a leading advocate for reducing the incidence of domestic violence in Brevard County through intervention, prevention, social change, information, enlightenment, education and engagement of our community.
South Brevard Sharing Center
Mission: To provide emergency assistance to help families to meet their basic needs, serve as a liaison between religious, civic and local organizations and provide an outlet to persons with abundance to readily share financial surplus with those in need.
Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children
Mission: To provide safe housing, spiritual guidance and supportive services for mothers and their children who are striving to become self-sufficient.
Space Coast Early Intervention Center
Mission: To be our community’s premier non-profit center for the support, care and maximum development of young children challenged by disabilities.
Events: 19th Annual Tim Wakefield Celebrity Golf Classic and Memorabilia Auction, January 2011
2nd Annual Cycle Jam for the Kids, April 17, 2011
Mission: To develop solutions to community problems and to promote and maintain independence and maximize the quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and disabled adults.
United Way of Brevard County, Inc.
Mission: To be Brevard’s leader in mobilizing the caring power of our community.
Veterans Memorial Center
Mission: To provide services and facilities to veterans and the community in the form of a museum, library, VA benefits counseling, meeting rooms for member organizations and low- cost rentals for special events.
Mission: To empower women and their families by providing support, education, counseling, information and services.
Event: Women’s Center South Guild Winter Ball, February 19, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Audi of Melbourne.
Mission: To improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individuals, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen the spirit, mind and body.
Event: Brevard County YMCA Prayer Breakfast, March 2011