Took a week stay-at-home vacation.  My daughter, son-in-law and grandson came in for a beach week.  We spent 8 days social distancing at the beach and truly enjoying the Florida sunshine, with appropriate sun screen, of course!

I returned to work ready to tackle anything.  So, first I checked with he case management clients I have been meeting, then with a family we have been helping.  We got a twin bed which will finally get the last child of the family off the air mattress.  Friday our “truck guys” will pick up the new mattress and deliver the bed.  I know we will all sleep better knowing the children all have a bed now!  Thanks to you – our donors – we have been able to help this family.

Next up is spreading the word about our 5K in September.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year.  Although it will be different due to the pandemic (staggered start time for example) we are still hoping for great support from the community.  We have a virtual option where you can run on your own and still get the T-shirt and participate in the drawing for special prizes.

Most importantly, you will be helping support our work in the community!

You can sign-up to run (or walk) via THERUNNINGZONE.COM (go to upcoming events, September 26 and I Love My Island 5K).  Or you can e-mail me and I’ll send you a paper registration form OR you can pick up a registration at I Love My Island Boutique and Thrift at 245 Crockett, Merritt Island.


WE ARE SEEKING SPONSORS FOR OUR 5K.    For a $150 donation your name and logo will be on our shirt, in our run packets and on our facebook page (over 19,000 followers).

We want to celebrate the community and spread the word about what our donors do when we work together.  Please join us.  Contact me at to donate.