Community Service

Nonprofits join forces to increase giving at the Big Backpack Event

July 13th, 2020

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 […]

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

July 10th, 2020

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 […]

DLC to Host Ribbon of Hope Virtual Fundraiser

July 8th, 2020

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

July 8th, 2020

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, […]

FSW Foundation Launches “Stronger Together” Campaign

July 8th, 2020

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 […]

Florida Lions Eye Clinic Reopens June 2nd

May 29th, 2020

We are excited to announce that our clinic is reopening for patients on June 2, 2020! The past few months have changed for all of us in ways we could have never imagined. From how we care for loved ones, how we work and how we interact in public spaces. Here, at the Florida Lions Eye […]

June 10 Webinar on Paycheck Protection Program Compliance for Nonprofit and Small Businesses

May 29th, 2020

With a focus on providing support to regional nonprofit and small businesses, Southwest Florida Community Foundation is offering an upcoming webinar on important information on Safe Harbor Compliance for the Paycheck Protection Program as part of the Foundation’s ongoing Thrivability by Collaboratory program.   Thrivability: You’ve Got the PPP, Now What? will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  The complimentary program will feature local expert panelists who will cover compliance and other important […]

Pace Center for Girls launches #MakeSpaceForPace virtual dress collection campaign

May 18th, 2020

Dress collection to support Love That Dress! shopping event slated for Aug. 26 FORT MYERS, Fla., (May 8, 2020) – Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is gearing up for its annual Love That Dress! shopping event with a virtual dress collection that encourages the community to #MakeSpaceForPace. To help build an expansive inventory of […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast – Collier County Launches Empowering Potential Match Campaign to Raise Funds

May 18th, 2020

Fort Myers, FL (May 7, 2020) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast – Collier County is launching an eight-week giving challenge, matching each incoming gift dollar for dollar up to $20,000. A generous anonymous donor offered to challenge others to join them in giving the gift of a dedicated mentor to children […]

Cape Coral Community Foundation seeks board members

May 6th, 2020

Community Foundation in largest city in Lee County with focus on adults age 50 and beyond, youth philanthropists and nonprofits helping seniors living in isolation, seeks committee, board members Cape Coral Community Foundation, located in the largest city in Southwest Florida, is seeking representatives from Lee County to serve for positions on its various committees and […]