“When miracles come into the lives of those helped by the Clara White Mission, they come with the joyful work of many. I’m glad to be one of the many in our community who support the effort,” said attorney Wayne Hogan of the Terrell • Hogan law firm, of his over 10 years of contributing to and participating in the Clara White Mission’s annual “Miracle on Ashley Street” feed the homeless event. As “celebrity “ food servers, Hogan and Goller helped call attention to the needs of Jacksonville’s homeless population and the important role the Clara White Mission plays in meeting needs.
Senator Audrey Gibson, who also works at Terrell • Hogan, was also a “celebrity” food server and said “the Clara White organization helps individuals meet basic needs, and also provides valuable training to move people toward permanency. They are serving many of our veterans, and I am happy to give of my time and treasure.”
Founded in 1904, in honor of her adoptive mother, Clara English White, humanitarian Dr. Eartha M. M. White continued the tradition of “doing all she can” for the hungry and those with other needs, as was her legacy from the 1800s.
Today, the work of the Clara White Mission is provided under the energetic direction of CEO and President, JuCoby Pittman and a dedicated board of directors. Programs categories operated include: education programming, housing assistance, culinary arts, janitorial services certification and others. The continual expansion of training opportunities exemplify first Clara, then Eartha Whites’ motto: “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, for all the people you can, while you can.”