Act Natural: Out of the Box

My name is Nicole Curtis and I am a Lakeland local who loves all things yellow, is five-foot nothin’ and has a smile so big that my lips often get stuck on my gums (an unfortunate family trait). Every once in a while YLakeland gives me the opportunity to share...

Your Guide to Giving Back

Volunteering builds community, meets needs, offers insight, and breaks stereotypes. Regardless of what you are passionate about, with all the non-profit organizations that are in Lakeland one of them is likely to have a volunteer opportunity that is perfect for you....

Volunteering in Lakeland This Holiday Season

As people bundle up in their thick winter coats anytime the weather drops bellow 75° and try to disguise their palm trees as evergreens by wrapping them up in bright, colorful lights, it becomes clear that celebrating the holidays in Florida is truly a unique...

EMERGE Lakeland – Equipping Young Professionals

As many of you know I’m currently in college, and something I’ve learned is how important connections are. Sometimes knowing the right person or the right organization can put your foot in the door towards an amazing job opportunity! In Lakeland, we have...

Food Banks in Lakeland

Holidays are when we so often seek out food banks that we can donate meals to during the holiday season. Here’s a list of food banks in the Lakeland area, how you can get in contact with them, and how you can offer your services to help needy families have a...

Toy Drives in Lakeland

Looking to give back this holiday season? For some families, the holidays are challenging to provide for. But through the help of the community, these families may have a chance to have a Christmas. Donating toys, clothes, and other goods to drives around the area is...