Coastal Connection

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.

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7:30 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Promise In Brevard

Proposed Building

Promise In Brevard is a non-profit organization founded by Betsy & Luke Farmer.  Their dream is of creating a place where young adults with special needs can live a life full of opportunities and freedom. The purchase of the Phase I parcel of land – 10.7 acres adjacent to the Hammock Landing shopping plaza in West Melbourne is just the first step toward making the goal a reality.

Betsy Farmer, co-founder of Promise In Brevard talks about their dream.

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7:30 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Foosaner Art Classes: Unleash Your Creative Genes

The Renee Foosaner Education Center offers a variety of art classes for adults, teens and children.  Instruction is provided by local artists and teachers in the areas of painting, pottery, sculpture and much more.  Evening and weekend classes are available.

Sarah Russo, Curator of Education at the Foosaner Museum talks about art class opportunities.

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1:56 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Join WFIT's Team at the Hunger Project's World's Largest Packing Event

The Children's Hunger Project, a local non-profit helping to feed Brevard's children, will be staging the world's largest packing event on Saturday, February 8, on the Florida Tech campus. Join WFIT's team for a one-hour shift starting at 10 a.m. by emailing us!

Who: You, Health First, the United Way and The Children's Hunger Project

What: The world's largest packing event

When: Saturday, February 8, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Clemente Center on the campus of Florida Tech

Why: To help alleviate childhood hunger and malnutrition with elementary school age kids in Brevard County

Health First, United Way and The Children's Hunger Project invite you and your team to join over 2,000 volunteers in addressing the hunger and malnutrition problem with our young kids in Brevard County. Help put together 25,000 packages of food with a value of over $100,000!

Packages will be used to help feed kids for the current school year and to support the "Feed and Read" programs of United Way next summer.

Sign up now for a one hour shift! Send an e-mail to volunteer@thechildrenshungerproject.org

 

Include the team name (CenterPointe Church, Rotary of Suntree, GE Volunteers, for example), team leader's name, phone number and e-mail address plus the number of people you anticipate being on the team. Volunteer teams (adults and kids) of all sizes are welcome to join us in this historic event.

You can be a "team" of just one.

Bob Barnes, founder of the Children's Hunger Project discusses the upcoming event with WFIT's Pam Pedersen.

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4:16 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

SCPA Presents Inequality for All

Shannon Roberts, President of SCPA and Bob Serody give details about the event.

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance hosts the premier screening of Robert Reich's award winning film Inequality for All Thursday January 9th 6:30 pm at Front Street Civic Center.  Open to public.

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