Support the Center in The Amazing Give!


We’re so excited to be a part of the #AmazingGive!

What It Is:

For 24 hours between 6pm on March 29th and 6pm on March 30th, The Amazing Give will raise money for local nonprofits, like the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, through a single online donation platform, providing an easy way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action.

Why We’re Doing It:

The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, and connect people to the causes that move them the most.

Please visit this link to our page, consider a donation and help us spread the word: https://www.theamazinggive.org/organizations/center-for-independent-living-of-north-central-florida

Thank you for your support!

New Art Classes at the Center for Independent Living!

The CIL is proud to announce that we now have art classes!

Group homes and consumers of the CIL are welcome to attend these class every Monday and Friday from 1-2:30 p.m.

“The classes give them something different to do. It’s really good because it gives them something to do outside of peer support,” said Mark Brisbane, head of Peer Support and Peer Support Groups.

Art classes are considered to be therapeutic and a great way for people to express themselves and their creativity.

The first class was on Monday, the 13th of February, and it was a success. There was great participation as they were drawing and painting spheres.

The materials are provided by the CIL and Mar Dominguez, who introduced the arts in medicine program to the CIL in the form of these classes.

The CIL is excited to develop these art classes and to see more people enjoying them!

Support the CIL by Saving? Yep!

Want to give back and support the Center for Independent Living?

We’ve partnered with Goodshop so that you get the best savings on the web and a portion of what you spend at thousands of stores from Best Buy to Macys is donated back to us!

Join our Shopfunding campaign, where you’ll find the best deals from all of your favorite stores. Each time you shop through our Gumdrop browser add on, you’ll be giving back to help support the Center. That’s because each time you shop online, a portion is donated back to us!

Find your skincare needs taken care of with Clarisonic savings, workwear with Working Person discounts, and a new chic outfit with Talbots deals. It’s a really effective, simple, and easy way to give back to those who need it the most. Check it out, and start saving!

SunState Federal Credit Union Charity of the Month Contest

The SunState Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the communities in and around North Central Florida by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. The Foundation was established to promote and provide charitable assistance that contributes towards the development, education and well-being of the communities, areas and members served by SunState Federal Credit Union.

Each month, The SunState FCU holds a Charity of the Month contest on Facebook and the charity with the most votes receives a $1,000 donation.

This month, The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida is looking to capitalize on this opportunity!

—HOW YOU CAN HELP—

All you have to do is:
-Step 1: Go to the SunState Federal Credit Union’s Facebook page
-Step 2: Click Charity of the Month on the left side,
-Step 3: Click Vote, then vote for the Center of Independent Living of North Central Florida!

You can also vote by going to this link: http://woobox.com/cxhtzo/vote?web=1#

You are able to vote once a day, so if you have some spare time please vote for the CILNCF as much as you can!

Support the Center when you search and shop online!
GoodSearch.com – powered by Yahoo! donates a penny from each online search and up to 30% of purchases from Goodshop.com
Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases from Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com
Donate to the Center by entering “Transitional Living of North Central Florida” as your cause!

THANK YOU to our Open House Sponsors!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO GENEROUSLY SPONSORED OUR GAINESVILLE OPEN HOUSE!

  • Alachua Restaurant Group
  • Amelia’s
  • Ayurveda Health Retreat
  • Bailey’s Health and Fitness
  • Bakery Mill and Deli
  • Ballyhoo Grill
  • Belk
  • Best Western Gateway Grand
  • Beque Holic
  • Blue Gill
  • Blue Highway
  • Burrito Famous
  • Café C
  • Carmen Cowart, LMT
  • Carrabba’s
  • Cody Yelton, LMT
  • Conestoga’s
  • Creekside Clippers
  • D’Lites Emporium
  • David’s Real Pit BBQ
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Gainesville Community Playhouse
  • Great Outdoors
  • Govinda’s Bakery and Deli
  • Leonardo’s Pizza of Millhopper
  • Lucky’s Market
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Napolatano’s
  • Natural Rhythm Acupuncture
  • Newberry’s Backyard BBQ
  • Outreach Thrift and Donation Center
  • Pepper’s Mexican Grill
  • Publix
  • Red Onion Grill
  • Reggae Shack Café
  • Repurpose Project
  • Satchel’s
  • Sunflower Health Foods
  • The Fresh Market
  • Thornebrook Chocolates
  • UF Performing Arts Center
  • Vegan 2 Go
  • Vine Bread and Pasta
  • World of Beer

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