Community Outreach

Each year the Pensacola Greek Festival chooses local non-profit organizations to support through financial and non-financial donations. The 2017 festival will support:

  • Miracle League with a financial contribution
  • Guardian ad Litem with festival space for recruiting volunteers.
  • Manna Food Pantries with food donations.

Miracle League

Manna LogoManna Food Pantries is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable items (canned veggies, meats and fruits) to the festival. Drop-off containers will be located in front of the hall by the dinner line.

GAL LogoGuardian ad Litem.  Take a minute to talk with a volunteer from Guardian ad Litem.while you are in line for dinner at the Greek Festival. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a volunteer appointed by the court to protect the rights and advocate the best interests of a child involved in a court proceeding. GAL will be recruiting for volunteers to work with children in the Dependency Court System to be their advocate. They have brought in more than 30 volunteers over the last few years just from our festival!

 

 

Past Support

2016 – We supported the Children’s Home Society of Florida with a financial donation. Children’s Home Society of Florida is a local nonprofit dedicated to identifying– and eliminating – the roots of child abuse and neglect. Serving 5,100-plus children, teens and families in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties, CHS is committed to: protecting children from harm, and healing the pain of children who have been hurt. It is the goal of Children’s Home Society of Florida to create a world where all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential; a world where children grow up healthy, safe, and prepared for the future.

2015 – We supported the Gulf Coast Kid’s House with a financial donation. Gulf Coast Kid’s House provides help and tools needed for families who have been affected by child abuse. Help comes in varying forms from investigation into the case and mental help for all those affected. 

2014 – We supported Capstone Adaptive Learning & Therapy Centers with a financial donation. Capstone is the new name for United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida, which has provided quality care for persons with developmental disabilities in Northwest Florida since 1953. Learn more on their website at www.capstoneadaptivelearning.com.

2013 – We supported the Our Lady of Angel’s St. Joseph Medical Clinic, an outreach program of  St. Joseph’s Catholic church.  The Clinic provides medical services for the uninsured and indigent residents of Escambia County. These services include limited health care, educational services, and dental care.

The clinic is staffed primarily with volunteers that include doctors, dentists, social workers, pharmacists, and administrative personnel from St. Joseph church and the community at large.  This clinic is 100% funded by donations, grants and fundraisers and receives no federal funds. The clinic is open  Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings. For more information call 850-434-8162

2012 –  We supported Council on Aging of West Florida, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has served seniors and their families since 1972. Council on Aging of West Florida helps seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings by providing community based, in-home programs and services such as Meals on Wheels and Alzheimer’s respite care at its Adult Day Health Care Center. Other programs and services include case management, the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, caregiver support and training, and the operation of numerous senior dining sites throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, please www.coawfla.org or talk to a volunteer at the Greek Festival.

2011 we supported United Ministries of Pensacola with a financial donation. United Ministries provides financial assistance to families in crisis who have emergency needs such as housing and utilities and to provide counseling which offers hope, encouragement and spiritual guidance. The organization is a community partnership of many different churches and individuals who volunteer time and resources to provide emergency aid to the less fortunate members of our community.

2010 – we supported Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida – a ministry of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee that helps Northwest Florida’s families in need.

2005 – Favor House

2004 – ARC Gateway

2003 – Covenant Hospice

2002 – Council on Aging

2001 – Children’s Home Society