Committed To Serving Our Community
At The Bailey Group, our employees contribute a large number of hours volunteering for civic, religious and community organizations. It is of the utmost importance to us to give back to the community who has given so much to us.
Community Hospice Bailey Family Center for Caring
Community Hospice marked the two-year anniversary in January 2013 of the Bailey Family Center for Caring. Within the first year of its opening, more than 460 St. Augustine-area residents were served at the inpatient center on the Flagler Hospital campus.
The Bailey Family Center opened in 2011; it is named for the Bailey family, who are lifelong residents of St. Augustine. Mark Bailey, president of The Bailey Group, frequently assists and supports friends and clients who are dealing with advanced illness, grief and loss—many with the support of Community Hospice. Mark served as campaign chair of the Community Hospice capital campaign to build the center.
With a strong committee of volunteer leadership and widespread community support, the new Bailey Family Center for Caring became a reality. The Bailey Family Center is staffed with a team of hospice professionals—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is one of five Community Hospice inpatient care centers in Northeast Florida. During its 33-year history, Community Hospice has served more than 76,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties — at home, in long term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its five inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our community. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn about the support and services, go to www.communityhospice.com.
SJCEF Bailey Group Resource Depot
On average, teachers in St. Johns County spend $600 of their own money on school supplies for their students and classroom. The goal of Tools 4 Schools is to lower and eventually eliminate this cost to our teachers.
Tools 4 Schools is a county wide school supply drive held annually in August.The program directly benefits the teachers and students in St. Johns County schools. Individuals, organizations and businesses within St. Johns County are encouraged to become a part of this event by becoming drop-off points, donating supplies and volunteering time to help sort and distribute to teachers.
The Tools 4 Schools supply drive will be held August 1st- 15th. During these two weeks, people can take donations to various drop-off points around St. Johns County and neighboring areas.
SJCEF opened the doors of The Bailey Group Resource Depot in April 2012. This is a permanent location, donated by The Bailey Group, which can house the supplies we collect during the Tools 4 Schools drive and throughout the year. Teachers will be able to digitally submit a supply request at any point during the school year.
The Bailey Group Resource Depot is not only a great place to store school supplies, but it also serves as a Service Learning Project and a source of community service hours for students. These students will keep an inventory of supplies and take teacher’s orders.
To learn more about the Bailey Group Resource Depot and how you can help, click here.
Pictures from the dedication of the Bailey Group Resource Depot
Hear Mark talk about the Bailey Group Resource Depot with 1240 WFOY-AM