Each week on, our host Penny Kievet goes On a Mission to talk to community leaders throughout the world. This week, Penny talks to Paul Stasi from City Rescue Mission.
CHARIS Chocolates is an entrepreneurial venture of City Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization providing social services in northeast Florida (http://www.crmjax.org). All net proceeds go directly to help the hungry, hurting, homeless and addicted. City Rescue Mission provides life transformation through and hope, healing and change for desperate and destitute people. We move people from human suffering to human flourishing through hot nutritious meals, safe shelter, residential drug treatment, life skills, workforce development, transitional housing, and aftercare. To learn more, visit charischocolates.com
Penny Kievet is no stranger to the non-profit world having spent her entire professional career as a teacher, principal, college professor, trainer and executive with the American Management Association and now the Executive Director at City Rescue Mission. Prior to her move to Florida Penny lived and worked in Heidelberg, GR, Kansas City, MO, West Des Moines, IA and New York, NY, Kievet has served on 26 for-profit and non-profit boards as director and Board Chair and has also held local, state and national offices in numerous professional organizations and currently serves on the board of Feeding Northeast Florida, Safe To Hope, Inc. and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions national board. Some of her recent awards include: Girls Inc. Woman of Vision, The Jacksonville Business Journal’s Woman of Influence Award, 2000 Most Notable Women in the United States, Who’s Who VIP Professional, National President of Pi Kappa Delta, 100 Top Female Executives in the Southeast , National President Cross Examination Debate Association, Outstanding Women in the Mid-west, Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals and numerous sales achievement awards.