December 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Downtown Vision Celebrates Downtown Day 2020 with Fundraiser for Ambassadors
Funds Raised Will Help Buy a Service Vehicle for the Downtown Ambassadors
Downtown Day is a new virtual celebration of all things Downtown Jacksonville. Promoted by Downtown Vision (DVI), the non-profit Business Improvement District for DTJax, Downtown Day will raise online awareness for all the amazing initiatives, shops, amenities, venues and places Downtown. This Downtown Day, DVI is celebrating the impact of our Downtown Ambassadors and fundraising for a new vehicle for the team.
WHEN: December 11, 2020 – fundraiser will remain open through December 31, 2020
As part of this virtual celebration, Downtown Vision invites the community to celebrate Downtown on Instagram @DTJax, Twitter @DTJax, and Facebook @DTJax. Users can follow @DTJax to see posts from local influencers about why they love Downtown Jacksonville, enjoy photos and videos of Downtown hidden gems as well as participate in a photo competition to earn a $50 #DTJax e-Gift Card.
To participate, users are encouraged to share their favorite photos of DTJax with a caption about why they love Downtown or why they appreciate the Downtown Ambassadors. Six participants will be randomly chosen to win a $50 #DTJax e-Gift Card. Posts must include #DTJaxDay, #ThankYouAmbassadors and must tag @DTJax.
Our @DTJax social channels will also show videos of Downtown Vision CEO Jacob Gordon experiencing the hard work of being a Downtown Ambassador for a day.
“Downtown Day is an opportunity to celebrate Downtown Jacksonville online for all the world to see. We are so excited to showcase all DTJax has to offer. This year, we’re especially focused on the awesome efforts of our hardworking Downtown Ambassadors.” said Jake Gordon, Downtown Vision CEO. “In their iconic orange uniforms, our ambassadors work very hard daily to keep Downtown clean, safe and friendly. This year’s Downtown Day, we hope people will support our Ambassadors’ amazing efforts by donating to the program online.”
The Downtown Ambassador program is a team of 18 individuals who have been making Downtown clean, safe and friendly since 2001. The Ambassador Team works in five service areas each day to maintain and enhance Downtown Jacksonville, focusing on tasks such as litter and debris removal, cleaning graffiti, block face pressure washing, outreach to the homeless population, managing parks and public spaces, and acting as a welcoming and helpful presence on the streets of Downtown.
In order to maximize our ability to serve all of our stakeholders, Downtown Vision is hoping to raise $25,000 to invest in a pickup truck to transport Ambassadors and equipment more efficiently across its 90-block district.
Beginning Friday, December 11th, donors can contribute to the fundraiser through Donately. All contributions will go toward the Downtown Ambassador program for a service vehicle and needed supplies. The first $25,000 raised will be matched dollar for dollar by a local anonymous donor. Individual donations must be $500 or less to qualify for the match.