Jacksonville FC, a philanthropic youth soccer organization, donated more than 300 toys to more than 100 families with children at Community PedsCare®, a nationally recognized pediatric hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The toys were transported, unloaded and delivered to the families on Tuesday, Dec. 15, by Suddath, a Jacksonville-based global transportation, relocation and logistics company.
The Jacksonville FC program teaches children about soccer and giving back to others. It focuses on club-wide donations of time, talent and contributions to help make life better for those in need.
“We at Jacksonville FC recently started our JFC Cares initiative and we couldn’t be more proud to work with Community PedsCare,” said Pat Cannon, executive director of Jacksonville FC. “To be able to give back and help these children have a Christmas is very important to our club. A big thank you to all our JFC Families who stepped up in these times to help PedsCare children.”
Established in 2000, Community PedsCare offers support, comfort and care, free of charge, to more than 175 terminally ill children and their families in North Florida.
“Thank you so very much for the generosity and spirit that so many have shared this year,” said PedsCare Director Patrice Austin. “This event marks a memory in the hearts of the pediatric families, a safe experience to shine the light on the holidays and spread a spirit to fill the hearts of our most precious children. It is through Jacksonville FC’s gift of giving and community compassion that our families feel the love and the true meaning of care.”
The company that assisted with transporting and delivering the toys, Suddath, has been part of the Jacksonville community since it was founded in 1919. In addition to being a leader in the moving and logistics industry, it is also dedicated to taking cares of the local communities where it operates.
“We are grateful that JFC entrusted Suddath with transporting these gifts to children at Community PedsCare,” said Scott Perry, president of Suddath Moving & Logistics. “For over 100 years, Suddath has been part of the Jacksonville community and we are proud to honor our core value of Caring by giving back to Jacksonville children in need.”
To donate to Community PedsCare, visit communityhospice.com/give.
About Jacksonville FC
Jacksonville FC (JFC) is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 youth soccer organization that provides both recreational and competitive soccer experiences for boys and girls ages 4 to 19. JFC is based in Jacksonville and also serves the surrounding areas.
About Community PedsCare
Since 2000, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has provided palliative and hospice care and support for children living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions through Community PedsCare, an award-winning pediatric care program in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and the University of Florida-Jacksonville. The program, one of only a few community pediatric programs in the United States offering both palliative and hospice care, provides clinical, social service, spiritual, child life, medical and volunteer support to improve quality of life for children from prenatal to age 21. To learn more about the support and services of Community PedsCare visit communityhospice.com.
The Suddath Company was established in 1919 and has grown into a nearly $600-million global transportation, relocation management and logistics company, serving 180 countries with 2,000 employees around the globe. With more than 30 locations and nearly 3 million square feet of warehouse space in the U.S., Suddath each year moves more than 80,000 households, including 30,000 military families, and is also North America’s largest commercial mover. For more information, please visit suddath.com.