List of Agencies Participating in the Market 2017

Organization WebsiteDescription 
Alzheimer’s Project of Tallahassee  www.alzheimersproject.org Trains and coordinates volunteers who provide relief to the caregivers of persons in the Tallahassee community who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. 
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend  www.fightinghunger.org Warehouses and distributes surplus food to the needy through more than 250 non-profit agencies in 14 counties of Northwest Florida. 
Big Bend Cares  www.bigbendcares.org Big Bend Cares is a non-profit organization which provides education and comprehensive support to people who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Big Bend Cares serves the eight counties of the Big Bend. 
Big Bend Homeless Coalition  www.bigbendhc.org Coordinates resources needed to help individuals and families move from homelessness to independent living while providing transitional housing at the Hope Community. 
Brehon Family Services Institute www.brehoninstitute.org Improves the lives of children and their families by providing services that promote healthy babies and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Child Advocates II  www.gal2.org/about/child-advocates-ii Established in 1986, Child Advocates II, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, raises money to help children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected in Florida's Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson and Liberty Counties. 
Church World Servicewww.churchworldservice.org/site/PageServer Works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. Together we reach out to neighbors in need near and far--not with a hand out, but a hand up.  
Community Carbon Fund of Sustainable Tallahassee sustainabletallahassee.org/ccf Contributions to the Community Carbon Fund are used to help local nonprofit
organizations lower energy use and reduce GHG emissions by improving and
 retrofitting their facilities.  Several initiatives undertaken have funded or facilitated energy efficiency projects at organizations that serve the poor.
Damayan Garden Project  www.damayan.org/ A small non-profit who want to enhance the quality of life in our community by teaching people how to grow their own food. We go into schoolyards, community
centers, and low-income housing communities providing everything needed to establish a raised-bed vegetable garden. In addition to providing
soil, compost, plants, seeds, stakes, trellises, and frames, we also ffer hands-on instruction while new gardeners are mastering their
skills.
ECHO - Emergency Care and Help Organization www.echotally.org/ ECHO Outreach Ministries puts faith into action by:  1) Providing emergency food, furniture, clothes, hygiene and household items to anyone with demonstrated need.  2) Offers temporary shelter for homeless families.  3) Serves weekend noon-day meals for the homeless and hungry in downtown Tallahassee.
Elder Care Services www.ecsbigbend.org/ Is the definitive source of information on aging issues and services, and acting as an advocate for seniors. Finds resources and solutions for unmet needs in our  community, serving over 11,000 seniors and their families.
Florida United Methodist Children's Home www.fumch.org Provides a place where children are safe and loved; where youth are given the opportunity to be healthy, self-sufficient adults; where families become strong; and where every person is treated as a unique creation of God.
Grace Mission Episcopal Church  www.gracemission.net Grace Mission helps reach those who are often forgotten in society:  the
homeless, poor, underemployed, addicted, people with AIDs.  Whether
through our feeding program, worship services, outreaches, afterschool
program, Bible Study, and many others, we try to extend grace upon
grace to all people.
Haiti Parish Twinning Program www.cocathedral.com/haiti-parish-twinning-program.html St. Thomas More parishioners has provided support for the St. Elisabeth parish for: teacher salaries in the parish and chapel schools, construction of a new church, construction of a new school, construction of a dispensary (clinic), roof repairs for the chapel schools, and medical supplies.
Health First African Missions, Inc. www.healthfirstafricanmission.org Health First African Missions seeks to help prevent the complications of hypertension and diabetes through promoting awareness and providing health screenings and medications  in rural communities in Africa.
Heifer International  www.heifer.org Heifer International is a global nonprofit with the goal of ending poverty and hunger in a sustainable fashion. Established in 1944, Heifer International gives out gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and extensive training to those in need.  Recipients are then asked to pass along the first born of the livestock to another hungry family and train them in animal husbandry.

John Wesley United Methodist Church www.johnwesleyumc.com John Wesley United Methodist Church, directed by prayer and the Holy Spirit, shall be a worshipping, caring group of believers who make and equip disciples for serving Jesus in the community and beyond.
Kindred Spirits Charitable Trust Kindred Spirits is an all volunteer organization that since 1991 has been providing friendship and support to the most abandoned of God's children: prisoners under sentence of death.
Lighthouse of the Big Bend www.firesight.org Dedicated to guiding people through vision loss. Our mission is to assist people with vision loss in their pursuit of independence.
Literacy Volunteers of Leon County, Inc.  www.literacyvolunteersleon.org/LVLC/ Provides 1-on-1 private, confidential basic reading and pre-GED skills to adults with low literacy skills, English language tutoring to adult Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and after school tutoring for grades K-12. 
Lutheran Social Services www.lssnf.org Develops, funds, implements, and administers new programs to address the unmet needs of the low-income residents in our community, the not-for-profit human service agencies that serve them, and to provide housing for our residents that are experiencing homelessness.
Neighborhood Medical Center www.nhsclinic.org/wp/ Provides health care services to low-income and indigent residents of Tallahassee and the surrounding area. 
Porch de Salomon www.porchdesalomon.org One of Central America’s most progressive Jesus-based ministries, Porch de Salomon serves, laughs, walks, and cries with indigenous, Ladinos and expatriates in Panajachel, Guatemala. We provide:
* Housing (57 new houses) to indigenous families and short-term teams
* Year round humanitarian relief; food, shelter, medical care, surgery, substance-abuse rehabilitation, and more
*  Hope and help through our Solomon’s Porch/Hotel California ministry facility, including a weekly worship gathering and our live music outreach
* A spirit of transformation to individuals and our partner churches
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of North Florida www.facebook.com/peacecorpstallahassee/ Raises funds for support of specific projects through Peace Corps Partnership. Volunteers living in the community put together a collaborative proposal with the individuals from the community. All proceeds (100%) go to support these projects an focus on basic needs.
St. Francis Wildlife Association  www.stfranciswildlife.org/new/ There are many ways you can help wildlife, either in your everyday life or caring for St. Francis's patients. St. Francis Wildlife offers advice on environmental safe practices, opportunity of volunteering your time, making donations or fundraising. 
The Kearney Center kearneycenter.org The Kearney Center provides free, unconditional and unlimited lodging accommodations to guests; between 120-150 each night. It provides showers and towels, hygiene items, clothing, dinner and breakfast, crisis intervention services, and more. 
Thornwell Children's Home www.thornwell.org Thornwell has been helping children and families since 1875 and continues its long history throughout South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  We provide safe and loving homes for children in need, offer hope for a brighter future through education and community-based programs, and .encourage wholeness and healing with counseling and support.
Treatment Resources Education for Animals in Temporary Shelter  www.treatsinc.org Provide outreach and assistance to our community by promoting responsible pet ownership and lessening the burden of animal overpopulation through free spay and neuter surgeries, medical assistance and humane education. 
United Methodist Committee on Relief  www.umcor.org UMCOR's mission is to alleviate human suffering. We provide practical, proactive support to the most vulnerable survivors of chronic or temporary emergencies due to natural or civil causes.
Virtual Kiwanis Club of the Big Bend www.kiwanis.org/foundation/impact-and-programs/the-eliminate-project  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
 
Volunteers of America www.voa.org/our-ministry-of-service For more than a century, Volunteers of America has provided essential services and opportunities to people of all faiths. We excel at meeting immediate needs, but are able to transform lives through our belief in, and reliance on, grace.