Volunteers of America of Florida is a leading nonprofit organization addressing veterans’ needs. Statewide, we serve more than 6,300 veterans and veteran families each year through 20 programs and service centers in 13 locations from Pensacola to Key West.
Increasingly, corporations are finding that their bottom lines lie at the intersection of business objectives and community support. Through authentic relationships with committed organizations like Volunteers of America of Florida, you can help hundreds of individuals and communities where you conduct business. We invite you to join our 118-year-old legacy of helping those most in need by becoming a Volunteers of America of Florida corporate partner. Together we can write a new chapter for our communities.
Volunteers of America of Florida offers opportunities to engage your corporation and employees in activities benefiting your local communities through:
- Product donation drives
- Financial support
- Volunteer projects
- Gifts in-kind
- Awards programs
- Raising public awareness
The Home Depot Foundation
Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations addressing veterans’ needs. Nationally, it serves more than 7,700 homeless veterans each year through 35 programs in 15 states. Since beginning its partnership with Volunteers of America in April 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has pledged more than $4 million to the organization over three years to benefit homeless veterans by repairing and renovating properties where veterans and their families live. Each project includes numerous opportunities for Team Depot volunteers to get involved as well. Together, we have been able to refurbish or build housing for more than 1,000 homeless veterans and many of their family members.
Volunteers of America has worked with Scholastic, the global children’s book publisher, since 1999. Volunteers of America participates in the Scholastic Book Grants Program, a corporate in-kind giving program that provides high-quality reading materials to the nation’s neediest young people. Volunteers of America local offices distribute hundreds of thousands of free Scholastic books in their programs and in their communities each year.
Volunteers of America works with EcoMedia, a division of CBS, to identify and realize environmental improvement projects in low-income housing nationwide. The goal of this partnership is to make housing for the country’s most vulnerable citizens more energy efficient, thus decreasing living expenses for those on fixed incomes, while improving the environment. Through CBS EcoMedia Inc.’s innovative EcoAd program, corporate advertisers will provide financial support for the projects, which will include the installation of solar panels, lighting retrofits and additional technologies that lower energy costs. CBS EcoMedia also funds projects supported by leading environmental, wellness and education nonprofits with Ad Dollars, further improving the quality of life in communities nationwide.
Cocoa Beach Elks Club, Lodge 2387
The Cocoa Beach Elks Club have partnered with the Volunteers of America of Florida Cocoa Program for over 10 years. Twice a year the Cocoa Beach Elks Club host cookouts for the Veterans at the Volunteers of America of Florida, Cocoa Program. The Cocoa Elks Club also supply needed items for the Veterans such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, dish soap, etc. For over two years the Elks have been taking homeless Veterans, who are graduating from the Volunteers of America of Florida Cocoa Program and moving into permanent housing, shopping at Dollar General under the Welcome Home Kits initiative. The shopping trip gives the Veterans a leg up and helps them to get what they need for their new home. It’s a beautiful way to enable a Veteran to have a fresh start.
On top of all of that, the Cocoa Beach Elks Club is also working on a plan to assist homeless Veterans with securing furniture. The support from the Cocoa Beach Elks Club is invaluable to both the Veterans and Volunteers of America of Florida. Volunteers of America of Florida is honored to have their partnership and to work together to positively change the lives of Veterans in need in Florida. THANK YOU COCOA BEACH ELKS CLUB!
To learn more about the Cocoa Beach Elks Lodge please visit: https://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodge=2387
To learn more about the Volunteers of America of Florida, Cocoa Program please visit: www.voaflorida.org/Cocoa