What we're about

Bringing together Jacksonville's socially conscious young professionals in fun and social ways to make a difference!

We host meetups to connect service-hearted individuals with local organizations doing great things right here in Jacksonville. We value equality, open-mindedness, and love for all. We are positive and welcoming, and we value community connectedness. We also value fun and don't like to waste anyone's time!

This is a collaborative environment, and we encourage each member to share what cause they are passionate about. Get involved by attending our meetups and interacting with us on here, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/givebackjax/) and Instagram (@givebackjax)! Keep up to date with our meetups as well as other charity events and great causes in our community!

Upcoming events (3)

September Coffee + Connect: American Lung Association

Lucy's Sweet Shop

Coffee + Connect is a meetup designed for anyone in the community who values giving back to come network, share ideas, get inspired, and connect with causes you care about! We host these every third Saturday of the month at Lucy's Sweet Shop- unless otherwise noted. Our goal is to provide an intimate, pressure-free, inclusive, and positive environment to hear from nonprofit movers and shakers, explore ways of giving back, and share what awesome things you all have going on! We will be asking different local organizations to come speak to share their mission and to let us know we can get involved. We think connecting with people face-to-face is an extremely important first step in creating change together. WHAT TO EXPECT: You will have a chance to speak about your passions and connect with others who share a desire to give back in a no pressure, judgment-free environment. You will hear about a cause/nonprofit/organization and find out how to get involved. Coffee will be provided. You'll leave feeling inspired and connected to a positive, energized community! ***Space is limited to 16 spots*** For this one, we will be joined by Karen Hughes, the Executive Director at American Lung Association in Florida: Northeast Area. She will be speaking about the mission of ALA as well as opportunities to get involved right here in Jacksonville! Though this is a large national organization, the Florida: Northeast Area chapter is extremely active in our community, and it's impact can be deeply felt. She will be dispelling any misconceptions we may have about lung disease and sharing why we should be aware - especially as a young, thriving community. A Bit About the Organization: The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

October Coffee + Connect: Reel Stories. Real People., Inc.

Coffee + Connect is a meetup designed for anyone in the community who values giving back to come network, share ideas, get inspired, and connect with causes you care about! We host these every third Saturday of the month at Lucy's Sweet Shop- unless otherwise noted. Our goal is to provide an intimate, pressure-free, inclusive, and positive environment to hear from nonprofit movers and shakers, explore ways of giving back, and share what awesome things you all have going on! We will be asking different local organizations to come speak to share their mission and to let us know we can get involved. We think connecting with people face-to-face is an extremely important first step in creating change together. WHAT TO EXPECT: You will have a chance to speak about your passions and connect with others who share a desire to give back in a no pressure, judgment-free environment. You will hear about a cause/nonprofit/organization and find out how to get involved. Coffee will be provided. You'll leave feeling inspired and connected to a positive, energized community! ***Space is limited to 16 spots*** For this one, we will be joined by Kaitlyn Chana, Founder and President of Reel Stories. Real People., Inc. A Bit about the Special Guest: "Kaitlyn Chana is a dynamic reporter, philanthropist, entrepreneur, speaker, and is known to many as a servant leader. She believes that storytellers are the bloodlines that bring awareness to the issues, and allow viewers to start conversations and make informed decisions that could impact their family, communities, and nation. Kaitlyn is a media maven who has covered a wide array of stories from barricaded police standoffs, to medical technology used inside the operating room, to covering the Can-Am Sled Dog Race in Fort Kent, Maine." A Bit About the Organization: "Reel Stories. Real People., Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization located in Jacksonville, Florida. Our mission is to use video-based digital media that advocates for an open dialogue through stories that inspire and educate the public on topics that are not typically showcased in traditional news media. This platform of storytelling allows our organization to give nonprofits, educational institutes, and people associated with a positive cause a voice to explain the purpose of what they’re doing for the betterment of society."

Giving Back Market

Kanine Social

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giving-back-market-tickets-64166634130 We are hosting a Giving Back Market this November at Kanine Social! The purpose of this FREE event is to spotlight local businesses who are giving back to the community. All vendors will be giving a portion of their proceeds from the event to charity, and we will be highlighting the organizations they are benefiting. This is a dog-friendly space, so feel free to bring your 4-legged best friend to come shop with you! There will be a food truck, music, games, and beer and wine available in the taproom for you to sip while you shop! We'll be collecting dog food and toys to donate to Animal Care & Protective Services at the event. For every item you donate, you'll get a raffle ticket to enter our drawing! So come get your holiday shopping done, all for a great cause! ******************************************************************** Vendors Include: Southern Peach Rose OneHope via Jacksonville AR Workshop Jacksonville Ali Brin Creations The Loving Dog Co. Cool Gray Studios LulaMae Boutique OCD Jacksonville Hello Fresh Gogh Create Revyv Handcrafted ********************************************************************** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giving-back-market-tickets-64166634130

Past events (14)

August Coffee + Connect: The Giving Closet Project

Lucy's Sweet Shop

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