August 2020 - It Takes a Village

Juniors are passionate about advocating for all people and causes, especially during these uncertain times. Each month we will highlight a partnering organization serving others.

It Takes a Village is a coalition that is made up of community-based organizations, local volunteers and members of the community joining forces to help our neighbors in need.
Some local families are unable to travel to food banks or access basic resources through traditional routes.
Working with local social services, It takes a Village started with 20 families to provide information on access to resources and essentials. Volunteers collect, sort, and pack items and resource information for our neighbors and then provide a doorstep delivery. Many have shown up to help pack, load and unload pallets of basic essentials for our community of neighbors, friends and families!
“Those Juniors, love you all and a shout out to Karen Kilday and Jesilynn Pfeffer!”
–Kathy Secrist Dobson, Founder
It Takes a Village needs volunteers to help continue our drop offs to those families who can’t get to a local traditional food bank. Feel free to come and help any Thursday from 8:15-11:00AM at 3140 Troy Ave. Lakeland, FL 33803. You can also sign up to volunteer through the ITAV website:
If you would like to help from a distance, please consider visiting our Amazon wish list to donate items to this cause.