Produced by WFIT's General Manager, Terri Wright, Coastal Connection serves as your spotlight on the community. Each 5- min edition of Coastal Connection showcases a special event and/or not-for-profit organization in Brevard County, Florida.
Celebrate the Season with the Haitian Community Christmas Party at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 5330 Babcock St Palm Bay. This family friendly event begins at 7 pm on Saturday December 20th and will feature authentic Haitian music, food, and dance. Everyone is invited to celebrate and help them raise funding for their Haitian outreach work in our community. For tickets and more information 321 337-2736
Need a gift for that person who has everything? Adopt one or more of our Educational Ambassadors! Choose one of our five owls, a Kestrel, a Gopher Tortoise, a Box Turtle, or our Red Rat Snake and help provide food, training, housing and medical care. Adoptive parents will receive a photograph of their animal, certificate of adoption, a fact sheet about the species, and an email invitation to any public event where their ambassador will be appearing. Adoptions are for a one-year period; multi-year adoptions are also available. More info
Sue Small, Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Hospital outlines the adoption program.
The Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to Florida's wildlife in need.
Dog Friendly Race Invites you to move your “paws” to Save Homeless Pets and Fight Pet Obesity
Dr. Jen Sikoski, talks about the race, obesity in pets and homeless animals.
Everyone knows that obesity in humans is a growing epidemic, but did you know this is a serious problem for our nation’s pet population as well? It is estimated that nearly 54% of pets are overweight or obese, causing them to lose up to 2 years on their natural lifespan. In 2010, Drs. Jen and Paul Sikoski, veterinarians of Palm Bay Animal Clinic, Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic, and Clearlake Animal Hospital, organized a unique event for dogs and their owners to get active and raise money to help homeless pets in the process. In the last 4 years, over $20,000 has been raised to benefit Brevard County Animal Shelters. Please join us again in pulling the community together for the 5th annual Bayfront 5“K9” Fun Run and Walk to be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8am. It will be an exciting opportunity for people to get out with their beloved pets, get some exercise, and raise money for the homeless pets of our community.
The Rotary Clubs of Indialantic and Eau Gallie have joined efforts to offer an exceptional and nostalgic Christmas program to celebrate the Holiday and raise money for the local charitable organizations The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project and The Genesis House.
This Nostalgic Christmas program features Holiday Music Performed by The Central Florida Winds ♦ Joyful Vocals of the Space Coast Chorus ♦ Jazz Singer Len Fallen ♦ Comedian & Impressionist Dean Warr.
Thursday December 4th, The Chandlery in downtown Melbourne (911 E New Haven Ave) hosts a benefit for The Children's Home Society. The event begins at 3 pm with a visit from Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for children in need and a mere $5 charge gets you dynamite food and drinks, an ugly sweater photo booth and lots of fun!
The Children's Home Society Embraces Children Inspires Lives. Their dream: