The Gainesville Woman’s Club has partnered with Stein Mart and local schools to provide winter coats to children whose families cannot afford them. During the drive, which lasts until December 19th, people can drop off new or gently-used coats during normal Stein Mart business hours, and the club will make sure the coats are delivered to select schools for distribution. WUFT-TV’s Gillian Finklea reports.
Coat drive helps children in Gainesville
More Stories in Local
Shane Hartley and Troy Butler choose to ride their bikes to work because they know the health and environmental benefits of biking. In order to unite people like them, the Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation want to start a bike-sharing program.
The 2015 Fanfares and Fireworks celebration, hosted by the UF College of Journalism and Communications, drew more than 10,000 to the campus July 3.
Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder may face obstacles during the holiday weekend. Military With PTSD, a nonprofit organization, has started a campaign to help educate people about the effects of fireworks on people with PTSD.
Protesters seeking to remove the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier spoke to city officials for the first time since the campaign began in late June. This is the first of several efforts that will go on over the next two weeks among protesters who call for the County Commission to take down the statue.
Grace Marketplace has served the local homeless community for one year. The community is part of a 10-year plan, conceived in 2005, to end homelessness.