Category Archive: Charities We’re Showcasing

Hunger & Homeless Coalition

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We are planning to attend the following events:
Tues, Nov 5th at Parkside Elementary, 3:30- 6pm, 5322 Texas Ave, Naples

Wed, Nov 13, 4-6 pm
Outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness & hunger Hygiene items will be distributed and Harry Chapin Mobile Food Pantry
Tree of Life Church
2132 Shadowlawn Drive, Naples

Nov 14th at Golden Gate Elementary, 3:30- 6pm, 4911 20th Pl SW, Naples

Fri, Nov 15,
10am-12pm, 5-7pm
Youth Haven Drop-In Center
Open House: Visit Collier County’s Drop-In Center
for Homeless and Runaway Youth and learn how you can get involved.
5867 Whitaker Road, Naples.,

Guadalupe Center

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This group does great work providing children with a different path than their parents walked. The mission of the Guadalupe Center is to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational, social, and other support programs and resources.

Early Childhood Education, Guadalupe After-School Program, Tutor Corps, Special Support Programs 5 Ways You Can Help Support the Guadalupe Center Make a financial donation – Become an Advocate for the Children of Immokalee – Take a Tour – Visit our Resale Shop – Volunteer Your Time. For more information on these programs and others, visit www.guadalupecenter.org or call 239.658.1999

Reminder: Make-a-Wish Volunteer Training

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www.sfla.wish.org October 29 at 6:00 at the Make-A-Wish Office is our volunteer training.
For anyone that is interested in becoming a volunteer this is a one hour orientation. TO RSVP or for any questions contact Taylor Marini @ 239-992-9474 or tmarini@sflawish.org

Scott Carter Foundation

Nancy_photo450Thank you Nancy Burnette Fowler for enlightening us about the Scott Carter Foundation and the wonderful work that you do!  Scott Carter was a 13-year old boy who died in December of 1993 after a courageous three-year battle with bone cancer. During the duration of his illness, he put together a remarkable collection of sports and celebrity memorabilia which he called “Scott Carter’s Heroes”. His dream was to display the collection for the enjoyment of the public and to raise money for children’s cancer research.

The Scott Carter Foundation was formed to help make Scott’s dream a reality. Over the last 15 years, the foundation has raised more than $1 million through donations and fund raising events including an annual golf tournament.

The foundation has funded more than nine two-year research fellowships at institutions including M.D. Anderson, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Denver, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Duke University Medical Center and Duke University Children’s Hospital.
Please check it out: http://www.scottcarterfoundation.org/

Honor Flight Presentation

Honor Flight Presentation

Dr. Strand and her colleagues have just established an Honor Flight hub in SWFL and we wish them much success. We look forward to hearing about developments for Honor Flight and will post these items on the blog.

This is so important to send out awareness to everyone to let them know what Honor Flight is, and to get our WWII veterans on the flight to Washington DC for the day before they pass away!  The flight is free to the Veterans.  We will need lots of support to include finding the WWII veterans, guardians, and support to send off and welcome home the vets as well as write letters.

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