Northside Business Leaders
Safe Harbor Boy's Home
2011 Christmas Wish List
would like gifts “wrapped” in plastic bins – 30 qt up to 72 qt. or
18 gallon /22 gallon. These are used by the boys for storage and keeping items dry
on their vessels.
Inflatable Life Vest
Bags (all sizes)
Glasses with side protection
White Boxers (sizes S, M, L and XL)
Shoes (Gift Cards to JC Penney or West Marine) Sizes 10.5, 13, 13.5, and 14 needed.
are some of the items that the boys have requested for Christmas.
As you can see several items are listed on both lists. Ours being need and the boys being want.
Please take a look at both.
Any questions, please drop an email or give a call.
Inflatable Life Vest (4
boys have asked for these)
A Billabong bathing suit – size 30
A skim board
US Coast Guard Hat
Rain Gear – Size XL
Boat Shoes (2 boys have asked for these,
size 10.5 and 13)
Messenger satchel bag
Aviator style sun glasses
Gift Cards specifically requested by the
Clothing Store – Old Navy, Gap, Ross, American Eagle and
Pizza Hut Publix (to buy ice cream)
Any questions contact Safe Harbor direct.
Patricia Hamn, Five Star Cleaning Services
Safe Harbor Boys Home 2009
Doug Smith Director
Doug Smith, director of Programs along with two of “his boys” brought
NSBL up to date on current events and status of the work located on Heckscher
Drive. Sadly the home has had to lay off the staff and severely cut
back to housing just 9 boys. Mr. Smith in answering questions stated
that “government money” had been made available to support the home
but that the money was refused due to nature of conditions attached to the
grant. He received applause from the membership for taking such a hard
stand in not accepting grant money that would be detrimental to the
program. Without hesitation NSBL membership demonstrated support for the
home by giving food and monetary donations. North Jax should be very
proud to have this organization in our community.
Two of Doug's boys talked
about what they do and their goals.
Two of Doug's boys talked about what they do and their goals.
The Northside Business Leaders have taken pride these
past 8 or 9 years in supporting the Safe Harbor Boys Home.
Just in case you happen not to be familiar with the Home, it is located
just off Heckscher Drive, its entrance about 100 yards west of the Blount
Island entrance (4772 Safe Harbor Way, 32226, 757-7918). Their web site
Safe Harbor 25th Anniversary
Safe Harbor rolls out the red carpet!
Safe Harbor Boys Home, in cooperation with Hallmark Channel Productions, will present the movie “Safe Harbor” on Thursday, May 7, at the Omni Hotel in Jacksonville. A VIP Reception is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and the film’s premiere to follow.
Tickets to the benefit premiere are $125 per person and seating is limited. RSVP is required by May 1. Call 904-757-7918 to register. The film will begin running on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, May 30. “Safe Harbor” is a two-hour drama based on the true story of Doug and Robbie Smith, founders of the residential and educational program for at-risk teenage boys on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. The Smith’s program emphasizes strong academics while teaching troubled teens maritime vocational skills such as engine repair, electronics and welding.
JAXPORT supplies Safe Harbor with their land lease near Blount Island for $1 per year, and JAXPORT employees proudly volunteer in support of their projects.
Isaac Jones Presents Check to Robbie Smith
Each year the Northside Business Leaders presents a donation to the Safe Harbor Boys Home. Robbie Smith Co-founder accepted the NBL check from Isaac Jones (VyStar Credit Union).
Robbie accompanied by two young men (Kyle & Graham) from Safe Harbor Boys Home came and shared current and upcoming events for Safe Harbor. What an inspiration it was to observe the courtesy and humbleness of these young men. One of our guests (Michael) even commented on how Kyle & Graham stood up every time someone came to their table to introduce themselves.
Both boys have goals I'll bet they achieve. Kyle will move to Texas (where his brother lives) and become a business man with his brother. He's also a pretty good golfer. Look out Tiger Woods! Graham is already an accomplished pianist, plays a guitar and has a desire to be a youth pastor. Look out Billy Graham!
Laurels to Safe Harbor Boys Home! God Bless you all!
Doug and Robbie Smith are making many fine future young citizens.