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You can partner with the JOI Foundation Fund to make a difference in North Florida communities

The Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute Foundation has actively partnered with local outreach organizations here in North Florida, including the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, the Arthritis Foundation, the Humane Society and the Police Athletic League.

When you join with us, you make a difference in our community and help to improve the overall wellbeing of hundreds of individuals in the North Florida area. The JOI Foundation, with the help of generous donors, uses this fund to provide support for outreach programs which benefit individuals and groups in need of services, equipment and basic daily necessities.  Our mission is simple. Our mission is to inspire. Come alongside us and be the change.

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2018 Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute will again provide screening for this year’s charity event at The Sulzbacher Center. In the past, JOI has donated socks, and we would like to continue this tradition. Should anyone wish to donate to this great cause, please consider donating crew type socks. There will be a collection bin on the first floor by the second set of elevators near Subway at our JOI San Marco MD Office location. Donations may also be directly sent to the JOI San Marco MD Office, attention Monica Lucas. All donated socks will need to be received by Friday, November 16th. JOI thanks you advance for any donations made and your support!

The Sulzbacher Center

Sulzbacher Center

The Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. They are one of only a few centers in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The Sulzbacher Center serves nutritious meals and offers safe shelter. They also provide outstanding health care and high-quality children’s programs. Their job placement assistance and life skills programs equip men and women for employment and for success.

3rd Annual Blake Bortles Foundation JaxPAL Football Camp

 

Blake Bortles Football Camp 2018

Blake Bortles Football Camp 2018

 

The 3rd Annual Blake Bortles Foundation JaxPAL Football Camp is coming up! The camp will be held June 9, 2018 from 9am to 12:30pm at the JaxPAL Football Fields @ Ed Austin Park (3450 Monument Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32225). The event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation, the Blake Bortles Foundation and the JaxPAL (the Police Athletic League). Children of all ages are invited to attend the football camp. Registration begins April 30th. 

Volunteers interested in participating in the event can register here:

Volunteer Registration

 

Read more about JaxPAL and its commitments to the community here:

JaxPAL Police Athletic League

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JaxPAL (Police Athletic League)

 

Read more about The Blake Bortles Foundation and its commitments to the community here:

The Blake Bortles Foundation

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The Blake Bortles Foundation

Happy Thanksgiving

The JOI Foundation and Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the holiday and be safe!

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute took part in the Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless last Saturday. Dr. Hiram Carrasquillo once again organized the event and is in the picture. Employees of JOI also participated by purchasing socks as a donation. Several JOI volunteers helped make the event a success. The event also gave away shoes for those who were in need of them.

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

Dr. Carrasquillo at Soles4Souls.

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

JOI volunteers.

 

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JOI Foundation helps the Blake Bortles Football Camp

JOI Foundation helps the Blake Bortles Football Camp

The 2nd Annual Blake Bortles Football Camp was a huge success this past Saturday. Pictured are Dr. Bruce Steinberg and Dr. Kevin Kaplan of JOI as well as Blake Bortles, Jacksonville’s Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams. The event was sponsored by the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation, the Blake Bortles Foundation and the Police Athletic League. Over 400 children of all ages attended the football camp. The camp was held at the Police Athletic League’s Sports Complex in Arlington. Participants who attended the camp received a t-shirt, a backpack and a lunch. The campers also were able to spend time with Blake Bortles and they were able to get pictures taken with Blake. The Police Athletic League is just one of the four charities the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation assists on an annual basis. Numerous volunteers from JOI also helped staff the football camp. Continue reading

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Through a program by Baptist Health, JOI Certified Athletic Trainers and personnel from Bishop Kenny High School participated in a two day program for Youth Mental Health First Aid. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10-24. Each day in the U.S. there is an average of 5,240 attempts of suicide for children in grades from 7-12. The goal of the program is to train personnel to be able to give first aid for those children who are in need of professional help. Similar to the American Red Cross First Aid Certificate for physical injuries. The program is based on breaking down the barriers and stigma which are attached to mental health. Certified Athletic Trainers normally are on the high school campuses each and every day for physical injuries. This is the next step in the recognition of mental health illnesses and the ability to get professional help for these students in need. Each person who finishes the program, will receive a certificate for Youth Mental Health First Aid. Continue reading

Construction to Begin on Sulzbacher Village

Construction to Begin on Sulzbacher Village

After several years of dreaming, planning and fundraising, Sulzbacher Village is about to become a reality! Earlier today, with more than 200 friends and supporters in attendance, we broke ground on this permanent housing community for women and families.

Sulzbacher leadership

JOI volunteers at Sulzbacher Center.

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2017 Mutt March

2017 Mutt March

The JOI Foundation was a sponsor of the Humane Society and the Mutt March on Saturday 4, 2017. View Photos

Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run

JOI was out at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run this past weekend. Great time full of Holiday cheer.

Jingle Bell Run

JOI at Jingle Bell Run.

JOI Foundation volunteering to serve and cook a meal at the Sulzbacher Center

Several pics from the JOI Foundation volunteering to serve and cook a meal at the Sulzbacher Center. The JOI Foundation paid for the lunch meal. Thank you to the JOI employees who volunteered on Wednesday. View Photo Gallery »

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