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Nonprofits join forces to increase giving at the Big Backpack Event

Posted on: 07/13/2020 3:17 pm

Community Cooperative, Blessings in a Backpack and Multicultural Centre of SWFL come together to provide backpacks, school supplies and food to those hardest hit    FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 13, 2020) – Big just got bigger as Community Cooperative and Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida join The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida to provide […]

Resources available online as Lee County residents prepare for peak hurricane season

Posted on: 07/10/2020 2:56 pm

Take a virtual seminar through a series of videos   Fort Myers, FL, July 2, 2020 – New resources are now available online to help guide you and your family this hurricane season, including short instructional videos outlining the supplies to have on hand, how to decide whether to go to a public shelter, and […]

Community Cooperative has an immediate need for Meals on Wheels delivery drivers throughout Lee County

Posted on: 07/10/2020 1:59 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 10, 2020) – With growing requests for meals to be delivered to homebound   neighbors who cannot shop or cook for themselves, Community Cooperative has an immediate need for volunteer drivers throughout Lee County to deliver Meals on Wheels. “Since the pandemic, the Meals on Wheels program has grown about 20%,” said […]

TWO39 LABS 12-Week Program designed to support startups is set to launch on September 14th

Posted on: 07/10/2020 1:50 pm

BONITA SPRINGS, FLA. – JULY 09, 2020 TWO39 Group, LLC (“TWO39”) today announced the launch of its new startup accelerator, TWO39 LABS (“LABS”), a 12-week program designed to provide innovation startups with the resources and support they need to grow quickly, increase viability, and become pitch-ready. LABS is set to launch on September 14th.   Those […]

FGCU to expand Collier County economy with Naples Accelerator collaboration

Posted on: 07/08/2020 8:20 pm

Collier County entrepreneurs encouraged to register for new, innovative program Fort Myers, Fla. – July 8, 2020 – In a move designed to enhance the skill sets of entrepreneurs in Collier County, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will begin offering its celebrated entrepreneurship training at the Naples Accelerator. Led by the faculty and staff of […]

DLC to Host Ribbon of Hope Virtual Fundraiser

Posted on: 07/08/2020 3:12 pm

Messages of hope represented by ribbons tied to Tree of Hope bayan tree on main campus Naples, Fl – This July, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, invites the community to share a message of hope for those with mental health […]

Hodges University Partners for COVID Closet Cleanout Drive for Veterans

Posted on: 07/08/2020 2:57 pm

July 2, 2020 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – Hodges University has partnered with the Collier County Veterans Council, Wounded Warriors of Collier County, and the Hunger & Homeless Coalition for a “COVID Closet Cleanout” through July 31, 2020. Both the Naples and Fort Myers campuses are drop-off sites for the following items: adult clothing (gently used, […]

Hodges Connect Offering 7-Week EMT Training

Posted on: 07/08/2020 2:52 pm

July 7, 2020 –FORT MYERS, FLA – Hodges Connect announces the start of a summer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. Classes start August 10 and continue for seven weeks. There are also grant opportunities that could cover the entire cost of the program, including books and materials. “The program is built so that students can […]

FSW Foundation Launches “Stronger Together” Campaign

Posted on: 07/08/2020 2:42 pm

JULY 1, 2020 – FORT MYERS, FLA — The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation, Inc. has launched “Stronger Together,” a fundraising campaign aimed at supporting the Southwest Florida workforce and economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will help FSW students who are facing financial hardships but are not CARES Act eligible. The campaign […]

Business funds still available through LeeCARES

Posted on: 06/08/2020 5:03 pm

Funding is still available to Lee County businesses and individuals through the CARES Act. $5,000 grants and PPE kits are available for small businesses.Grants of up to $2,000 per eligible household are available to help pay rent, mortgage or utilities.Apply here: https://leeflcares.com/