The Happenings: TOP SECRET
Our Summer efforts of community engagement and donor cultivation have been a HUGE success so far- and we are JUST getting started! As we move into the cooler months (who are we kidding, its Florida) and the holidays make their appearance, you will see us partnering with more local, small businesses to help with fundraising and spreading awareness of our organization and mission. All of this comes with the same shared goal of giving back to our community.
July Preemie Jammie Drive is happening all month long! Purchase a preemie onesie, pajama set, or sleep-n-play set for donation to Mark’s Mission. Our goal is to reach 100 sets for our first ever July Preemie Jammie Drive! All donations can be sent to 52 Tuscan Way, Suite 202, #145, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Be sure to send your name and return address with your donation so we can be sure to thank you!
St. Augustine Amphitheater hosts an incredible Farmer’s Market every Saturday. Our community partner, Bocabebe Teethers, has a booth located in the center of the market. For every pacifier clip purchased, a preemie pacifier clip is donated to our NICU Graduation Bags. You can find our CEO, Brittany, out there. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
Virtual Silent Auction is on the books! From 9:00 am on August 20th to 11:59 pm on August 30th, you can bid on items and baskets for your chance to win some amazing prizes! This event will include some wonderful gifts from local businesses such as Simone’s Food Fired Craft Kitchen, Publix, Autobahn, The Alligator Farm, Bocabebe Teethers and much much more! This a great way to support our organization while enjoying products and services from our very own Northeast Florida.
Dashing at Declaration & Co is an amazing way to get ready for the holiday season! This charming local boutique aspires to bring joy to our daily lives through thoughtful gifts and simple pleasures. They have graciously chosen Mark’s Mission as their charity for their Dashing Event! Tickets are on sale now so shop small, support local, donate big! More information on this will come.
Back to School Book Drive will take place in August. As everyone is getting ready to go back to school, we are requesting new or gently used board books be donated to Mark’s Mission for our NICU Support Program. Family bonding is extremely important to our organization. Reading to little ones in the NICU is one way for parents to bond with their infants when Kangaroo Care is not an option. All donations can be sent to 52 Tuscan Way, Suite 202, #145, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Be sure to send your name and return address with your donation so we can be sure to thank you!
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