In 2012 Blessing Others All The Time (B.O.A.T.T.) was founded on the belief that we should help those who are less fortunate than we are. Our team connects directly with people who are experiencing financial hardships or homelessness in the North Florida area. We provide school supplies for children and personal care items.
The mission of Blessing Others All The Time is to serve others with love by providing the daily necessities needed while living on the streets or in undeserved communities. Based upon the scriptures in Luke 6:38 which tells us that if we give, it will be given back to us and Galatians 5:13 which tells us that we should serve one another in LOVE.
Our vision is to one day acquire a building so that volunteers would have a permanent location to meet, strategically plan activities, and assemble bags to help further our mission. In addition, we will use funding to run a mobile station with showers, washers, and dryers for the homeless.
Sheila has a passion for helping those who are less fortunate (which she realized over 15 years ago). As a compassionate citizen of Duval County, Sheila observed that there are numerous people in Duval and surrounding counties who are living on the streets with no permanent place to call their own. Sheila felt that God was calling her to action. Sheila appealed to God saying over and over, "I know I can't assist them all but my prayer is for you to use me to make a difference in the lives of those that I come into contact with. Letting them know that there are Godly people in this world who care about them and their well- being."
In 2012, God led Sheila to step out on faith believing on the word which says, "I can do all things through Christ because He gives me strength" (Phil 4:13 NCV). Blessing Others All the Time (B.O.A.T.T.) depends on volunteers along with contributions from public and private donors. By working together, we can carry out the word of God throughout His land! In her spare time, Sheila spends countless hours feeding the hungry (through her church and through the Clara White Mission). Sheila is the Chairperson of a local mentoring program and is also a Big sister for BBBSNEFL. Sheila served as the Volunteer Chair for an employee network group while working at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America that provides assistance to both Hubbard House and PACE Center for Girls. Sheila is the VP of Charitable Acts with National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Sheila gives all glory, honor and praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for allowing her to use her time, talent, treasure and testimony to bless others. Sheila currently lives on the southside of Jacksonville with her husband Douglas and two sons Edward and Juwan. She and her family attends Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church where Dr. Eugene W. Diamond is Pastor. February 2013 Sheila was blessed to work in her passion. She is currently working at Clara White Mission where she is now able to help more than she could ever imagine. She thanks God for allowing her this opportunity to do what she loves and fulfilling the purpose in which HE has planned for us to do. She is forever grateful for all the things that God is doing in her life as she continues to give back.
Simon Burke Foundation Community Award
NAACP Sally B Mathis Community Service Award
Jaguars's TIAA Bank Community Champion Award