our partners

Poverty is too dynamic for any one organization to fight alone.

That’s why we collaborate with nearly 80 diverse corporations and agencies, each multiplying our shared impact.

Featured Partnerships

Rethreaded

Rethreaded empowers survivors of human trafficking, right here in Jacksonville, heal and rebuild their lives.

PSM partners with Rethreaded in two ways:

  1. We provide survivors with essential items they need, like pillows, which are donated by our partner, Helix.
  2. We donate clothing, which Rethreaded’s survivors upcycle into products they sell in their retail store.

Giving Closet

Giving Closet supplies children from low-income families with individualized care packages, including essential clothing and school supplies.

PSM gathers, sorts, and delivers needed clothing and supplies for Giving Closet to distribute.

Giving Closet estimates that we’ve donated around $250,000.00 worth of school uniforms and other supplies, which they have given directly to children in need.

Three Grains of Rice

Three Grains of Rice Missions provides local and international support to individuals and organizations in need of wellness supplies. 

85% of their focus is in Northeast Florida, and the rest of their work is international.

PSM collects, organizes, and gives Three Grains of Rice new clothing to distribute to victims of violence locally and in South and Central America.

We will collaborate with anyone who shares our passion for serving our neighbors, whether next door or across the globe.

Presbyterian Social Ministries (PSM) is a faith-based organization, and we internally operate according to our core beliefs and values.

However, we work with any organization, whether a corporation with new items to donate or an agency with clients in need, which is guided by our shared principles. We do not discriminate, whether in our partnerships or in whom we serve, based on race, religion, or creed.

Our only requirement for our partners is that they agree to never sell the items and clothing which we donate to them. We believe in radical generosity, and what we have, we freely give.

To learn more about our commitments to diversity and equity, you can review our Statement on racial justice and our Anti-discrimination policy.

Ardice (Ardy) Wilson

Volunteer

Ardy is retired and has been volunteering with PSMJax for more than 2 years.

Coming in to sort clothing is part of her daily routine. She normally sorts clothing for at least 2 hours a day.

Ardy originally started volunteering with PSM as part of our partnership with Seniors on A Mission.

Ardy really helps our Clothing with Purpose tremendously and we are lucky to have her.

Alexis J. Brothers (USN)

Volunteer

Alexis Brothers generously gave of her time to PSM while stationed at the Naval Station Mayport. In this photo you see Alexis and 3 other US Navy personnel delivering mattresses donated by Helix Sleep, one of PSM's corporate partners.

Alexis not only volunteered on numerous occasions, but she also recruited and coordinated the other Navy personnel that accompanied her.

AO1 (SW/SW) Alexis J. Brothers was awarded the Military Oustanding Volunteer Service Medal for her positive contribution, which further solidifies the relationship between the U.S. Navy to our Jacksonville community.

As her award letter so eloquently states, "your efforts significantly enhanced and improved the local communities in which you serve and positively impacted lives while setting a shining example for those you led."

Tracey Kyles

Volunteer

Tracey is a native Floridian who recently returned from Tennessee to her hometown of Jacksonville.

She is experienced in graphic design, media buying, strategic communication, brand management, logo design, web design, and media management.

At the tender age of 22, she opened her own business.

She holds a Master's degree in Communication Management and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Communications.

Visit her website or email at tkyles935@gmail.com or call 931.220.5371.

Don Downing

Board Member

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Tamir Taylor

Board Member

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Don Downing

Board Member

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Kevin Tuck

Board Treasurer

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Denise Judd

Board Secretary

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Theresa Tippins

Board Chair

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Josephine Mamungun

Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Jo was born and raised in the Philippines where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a CPA.

While in the Philippines she worked for the largest bank for 11 years.

She migrated from the Philippines to California where she worked for a jewelry company for 16 years and a part time job as a tax preparer at H&R Block. She also studied at the Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA.

​Later she moved to Florida and has been with PSM for 5 years now. She’s a detailed oriented, loyal person with the “get the job done” attitude.

She believes that because she is blessed, therefore she should bless others too. Through the help of PSM, she was able to accomplish her dream of giving back to her country by donating clothes to the less fortunate.

Outside of work she enjoys baking bread and sweets, is active at her Church and enjoys watching Korean dramas in her spare time.

Deidre Lane

Family Advocate

There is nothing that Florida native Deidre M. Lane, M.E.d., is more passionate about than her family and her community. She is dedicated to serving her community by advocating for people who have felt marginalized, oppressed, and are fighting to be treated with dignity and respect.

For nearly 17 years now, Ms. Lane has been a culturally responsive leader, spokesperson, community builder, team developer, coach, and facilitator. As a diversity and inclusion practitioner, Ms. Lane has had many experiences in various religious, nonprofit, government, and educational sectors. Along with this work, Ms. Lane also mentor’s youth and young adults, helping them explore their beliefs and values to broaden their lenses on living inclusively. When asked why she does many things, Ms. Lane constantly alludes to the inner peace and joy that supporting and encouraging others brings to her spirit.

Working in one of her various roles within her community, Ms. Lane has always inspired others to expand their lens. By looking past their view and biases, people of all differences could find the secret to working with others who share different beliefs within themselves. Her philosophy was once you support and empower individuals, you give them the tools and resources they need to become their best selves. Ms. Lane believes this is what helps people to experience mutual and individual success.

Currently, Ms. Lane is pursuing a Professional Doctoral degree specializing in Education Leadership and Management. Her motto is the 3’ D’s: Dream, Dedication, and Determination. Have a dream, dedicate yourself to the purpose and be determined and relentless in seeing it through.

 

Adventina John

Social Media Manager

Adventina is a Tanzanian born legal practitioner turned communications practitioner with 8 years of experience.

She has worked for numerous entities such as a daily TV show, a sports company, an advertising agency, a university, multiple non-profit organizations, and a church.

Adventina is skilled in public relations, social media marketing, video production, photography, and developing overall communication strategies.

“Working for a company or an organization whose mission is people focused and promotes the well-being of a community, drives me to work harder and fuels my passion for communication.”

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"PSMJax’s social media footprint excelled under the leadership of Adventina Kiyeyeu. She scripted, recorded, and edited all of the videos you see on PSM's YouTube channel including many other pictures you will see sprinkled throughout all of our sites. Adventina’s expertise and guidance have greatly enhanced our virtual reach and we couldn’t have done it without her."


-- Teri Ketchum, CEO

Neil’s professional career covers various sectors of industry, including access control, security, loss control prevention, and chemical testing; in a blend of positions, including installations, service, technical training, sales, and customer relations. Accounts Neil has worked with include Fortune 500 companies and various state governments.

Neil was born in South Africa, immigrated to the USA in 1997, and became a citizen in 2008. He lived in Ohio and North Carolina before moving to the Jacksonville area in 2013. Neil enjoys working on complex mechanical things, being outdoors, attending live music events, good conversations with interesting people, and being able to help people.

Anne Kail

Development Associate

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Neil Claasen

Director of Logistics

Neil is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Clothing with Purpose program including volunteer coordination, inventory management, and collaborating with PSM's partner agencies.

Neil’s professional career covers various sectors of industry, including access control, security, loss control prevention, and chemical testing; in a blend of positions, including installations, service, technical training, sales, and customer relations. Accounts Neil has worked with include Fortune 500 companies and various state governments.

Neil was born in South Africa, immigrated to the USA in 1997, and became a citizen in 2008. He lived in Ohio and North Carolina before moving to the Jacksonville area in 2013. Neil enjoys working on complex mechanical things, being outdoors, attending live music events, good conversations with interesting people, and being able to help people.

 

Karen Thomas

Director of Housing

Karen is a native of Jacksonville and is very active in her community. She is a graduate of Jacksonville University with a major in Social Science.

Her leisure activities include coaching Cheer-leading and Dance, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.