THE ART OF GIVING, LENDING A HAND THROUGH ART WITH KALINE CARTER
Adding more joy to the holiday season, Jag Gallery announces a very special exhibit, THE ART OF GIVING…LENDING A HAND THROUGH ART WITH KALINE CARTER, welcoming the return of this Albuquerque based artist, recognized nationwide for his hard edged, geometric work in flashe vinyl and acrylic paints with new works, including exciting additions to his popular Key West Homes series along with the gallery debut of selections from his new abstract series.
There’s more during this season of giving, Samuel's House is pleased to partner with JAG for a fundraising effort, aiding our vision and mission, since 1999, of providing, through our various support and residential programs, housing to homeless women, single mothers and intact families, a compassionate environment while assisting residents in developing the tools and confidence to manage their lives fully and independently.
JAG Gallery will offer a generous portion of exhibit sales to enhance these efforts.
The exhibit opens with a gallery reception on Friday December 1st from 5 -7 pm at 1075 Duval Street, Suite C-2 and continues through December 31st. The opening reception is a free and open event to all, with ample parking from the Simonton Street entrance.
Visitors are invited to donate an unwrapped gift or gift card for Samuel’s House younger residents, boys and girls 4-15 in age, at the opening or to drop off at the gallery during regular hours through December 20th.
THE ART OF GIVING…LENDING A HAND THROUGH ART WITH KALINE CARTER will be available at Jag’s online gallery by visiting www.jaggallery.art.
Considered one of the Island’s top destinations for fine contemporary art, offering carefully curated exhibits of work by prominent artists from Key West and beyond, Jag Gallery is located at the Simonton Street entrance to Duval Square, 1075 Duval Street with ample, free parking. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Sunday noon to 5, Monday’s by appointment. For additional information call 305.407.6202 or email email@example.com
Join us for the 3rd annual Wesley House Family Services Holiday Village & BeLighted Bike Ride on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. This wonderful Holiday Village is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with your family. Featuring booths from local businesses, it’s a family-friendly “pre-party” leading up to the beloved bike ride. At the Holiday Village, you’ll find everything you need to get into the holiday spirit. Enjoy photos with Santa, games, crafts, treats for the kids, delicious food, live music, local performances, and more! Tickets are available for $20 each (ages 4 and up) or grab four tickets for just $70. Children ages 3 and under can join the fun for free.
Don’t miss out on our Candy Land themed booth. We are proud and blessed to be part of this event, and we welcome everyone to stop by our booth offering fantastic face-painting by Crystal Smith, a game and selling sweet treats!
On Corner of 1614 Truesdell Ct
Additional 20% Discount for Individuals from Homeless Organizations
We will be selling Household items, Clothing for all, Shoes, Toys, Electronics, Furniture and more.
All proceeds will benefit the programs of Samuel's House.
A special thank you to Coastal Source and Aja Ferretti for going above and beyond. She drove down from the Upper Keys to meet with me after hours at the office, ensuring we received the Thanksgiving Drive in time for the holiday. Their compassion and dedication have significantly impacted the lives of women, children, and intact families at our emergency homeless shelter in Monroe County. Your commitment to community well-being shines brightly, and we express our deep gratitude for your partnership in making this Thanksgiving a time of warmth, nourishment, and hope for those in need. Together, we are making a difference, one act of kindness at a time.
A heartfelt shout-out to our amazing community members who made the Holiday Helpers Toy Drive on November 17th an incredible success! Special thanks to Grace Epperly of Wesley House, Ellen, owner of Imagination Station Toys & Books, and Hemingway Rum Company for hosting this memorable event. Despite a power outage and sitting in the dark for a little while, the generosity of our community turned the evening into a fun and successful gathering. All donated toys will be shared with Wesley House Family Services, SOS Foundation, Samuel’s House, Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Kids Come First, and Guidance/Care Center by WestCare. Thank you for making a difference and spreading joy during this holiday season! Your kindness brightens the lives of children and families in our community.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Key West High School in our mission to combat homelessness. Your dedication and compassion have made a significant impact on the lives of those seeking shelter and support in our community. Together, we are creating a brighter future for individuals facing homelessness, and we appreciate the Z Club's commitment to making a positive difference. Thank you for being valuable partners in our efforts to provide hope and assistance to those in need.
We extend our sincere appreciation to the Red Barn Theatre KW for graciously hosting a memorable Girl's Night Out Event and choosing Samuel's House as the nonprofit beneficiary. Your commitment to community engagement and philanthropy shines through, and we are truly honored to be the selected organization. The support garnered from this event will undoubtedly contribute to our efforts in providing essential services to those experiencing homelessness. Thank you Girl's Night Out and Red Barn Theatre KW, for your generosity and for being dedicated partners in our mission to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals and families in need.
In the glow of this night's extraordinary event, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible high-performance boating tribe and their phenomenal effort in raising an astounding $200,000 for Samuel’s House in just two hours. This remarkable achievement reflects the unwavering support and compassion within our community. Heartfelt thanks to Pickles Pub’s Sandbar Key West, MTI - Marine Technology Inc, Stephen Miles Design, Mercury Racing, DCB Performance Boats, Race World Offshore, P1 Offshore, M CON Racing, XINSURANCE.com, all volunteers, Good Boy Vodka, and The R.J. Noble Company for being the driving force behind this success. Your commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need is truly inspiring. Together, we are creating meaningful change, and your generosity will have a lasting effect on our ability to provide essential services to those facing homelessness. Thank you for being the pillars of support that empower Samuel’s House to continue its vital mission.
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A heartfelt thank you to the Key West Business Guild for orchestrating a festive holiday mixer and toy drive in collaboration with Rent Key West Vacations & Beach Club Brokers, all in support of Samuel’s House and Wesley House. Your dedication to spreading holiday cheer and generosity is truly commendable. The event not only brought joy to those attending but also contributed to the well-being of families served by both nonprofits. We are grateful for this partnership and the shared commitment to making the holiday season brighter for those in need. Thank you, Key West Guild, Rent Key West Vacations, and Beach Club Brokers, for your invaluable support and for embodying the spirit of giving during this special time of year.
On Veterans Day, we come together to express our deep gratitude and respect for the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. These dedicated individuals have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms and way of life, and it’s our duty to recognize and honor their service.
Veterans Day, observed on November 11th, marks the end of World War I and pays tribute to all American veterans, living or deceased. It’s a time to reflect on the immense sacrifices they’ve made, the hardships they’ve endured, and the commitment they’ve shown to our nation. Let us remember that the freedom and security we enjoy today are a direct result of their selfless service. Whether they served in times of peace or during conflict, their contributions to our country are immeasurable. As we go about our daily lives, let’s not forget the courage, resilience, and strength of our veterans. Reach out to a veteran you know, listen to their stories, and simply say, “Thank you for your service.”
Together, we can ensure that our veterans feel the appreciation and recognition they truly deserve.
The mission of Samuel’s House, Inc. is to provide housing in a nurturing environment for homeless women, women and men with children, and intact families; and to provide them with care coordination
beneficial to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Samuel’s House Inc., is a registered 501 (C) (3) nonprofit serving basic needs to homeless women, women and men with children, and intact families in
Monroe County, Florida.
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