2018 1st Quarter Bags for Change Nominees – West Melbourne


Genesis House
Genesis House works to provide emergency shelter for homeless women and their children, long-term housing for student mothers with children, and shelter for homeless pregnant women. Genesis House, Inc. is committed to providing a safe, supportive, caring environment.


Verdi EcoSchool
A not for profit, K-8 urban farm school for hands on learning. The process of using the local community as a classroom to create an immersive curriculum forms the basis of the Place-Based Education philosophy. Hands-on, real life experiences create profound learning moments that offer context for traditional academic subjects.


Women’s Center
To assist in creating safe, healthy, self-sufficient lives by providing support, education, counseling, information and services to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and to those suffering the ill effects of poverty, homelessness and mental health challenges.


Marine Resource Council
Purpose is to maintain and enhance the quality of marine systems for the economic, recreational, aesthetic, and environmental use of the people of Florida. Research, education, and science-based organization that utilizes science to promote positive action towards the well being of Florida’s water and conservations.


Daily Bread – A Way Up
Daily Bread’s mission is to provide the dignity and quality of life to the hungry and needy we serve, with daily hot meals and access to hygienic services. Together with community partners we provide food collection, distribution services, and access to social and educational agencies providing clients with the opportunity to become self-sufficient.