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Phone Calls From Santa

Would your child like to receive a phone call from Santa? Sign up now until December 7th and Old St. Nick will call and wish your little one a warm holiday greeting. Please visit our website to be added to the list or drop off the form at our offices. 

Drop Off: 2175 Mizell Rd., St. Augustine eMail: Fax: (904) 209-0349
Call Ashley @ (904) 209-0379

Holiday Gift Drive for the women and children of the Betty Griffin Center

Help us make the holidays special for the women and children of the Betty Griffin Center. Drop off the following items (new and unwrapped) at the St. Johns Golf Club pro shop now through Thursday, December 13th.

Puzzles, Card Games, Books, Gift Cards, Hair Accessories, Infant Clothing, Baby Blankets, Board Games, Disney Toys, Legos, Action Figures, Art Supplies, Play-Doh, Infant Pajamas, Crafting Kits, Women’s Sleepwear, Socks, Video Games, Electronics for Teens, and Sporting Goods.

For more information, contact Kara Pound at 386-237-4500 or

Holiday Music and Light Display Makes Downtown Dazzle

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 12, 2017 – The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC) continues its tradition of celebrating the holidays downtown by illuminating the outside of its office, located at 225 East Duval Street with festive lights synchronized to recorded songs of the season performed by the JCC’s singers. Holiday, Christmas and Hanukkah songs will be broadcast on 94.5 FM for onlookers to enjoy.

The Fourth Annual Downtown Dazzle begins Friday, November 23, 2017 and continues through New Year’s Eve. Each night at dusk (5:30pm), 14-minute presentations will begin; they will conclude at 9:30 p.m. The synchronized lights are designed by Darren Huffty, a winner of ABC’s Great Christmas Light Fight in 2015. Huffty, along with Miller Electric, will bring the building and its downtown block to life. The sponsor for the event this year is Elena Flats, LLC.

Be sure to make this an annual stop for your families during the holiday season.

National Adoption Month Awareness

WHAT:           November: National Adoption Month Awareness

WHERE:        Good Dough – 1636 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

WHO:             Family Support Services of North Florida  Good Dough  Selfless Love Foundation

 WHEN:           November 1st – November 30th – National Adoption Month (NAM 2018)

 JACKSONVILLE, FL – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018 – Family Support Services of North Florida has teamed up with Good Dough, located at 1636 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, to promote National Adoption Month 2018.

Proceeds from Good Dough’s Maple with Mini Stoopwafel donut will be donated to Family Support Services of North Florida to help support youth in the process of finding their forever families.

Community members can visit Good Dough throughout the month of November. Hours of operations are Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you are interested in supporting this national Adoption Month awareness campaign, please utilize our public service announcement with this link:

FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. For more information about FSS, visit

For more information, please contact: Dani Deyton at 904.707.4119 or

Kid’s Yoga at the Beach

Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches, exercises and activities. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. This program is FREE and open to kids ages 5 to 12. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or

When: Friday, November 30 and Friday, December 21 (Holiday Yoga!) Time: 4-5pm Where: St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach