Elite DNA Behavioral Health Back-to-School Supplies Drive collects school essentials for area students

2022-09-02T11:21:04-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Elite DNA Behavioral Health, a comprehensive behavioral and mental health care provider, recently hosted a Back-to-School Supplies Drive that collected 4,200 items of school supplies to help area students prepare for the new school year. The month-long collection was held at Elite DNA’s more than 20 offices across the state and gathered an array of [...]

‘Clips for Cancer’ event throughout September to raise money for children with cancer

2022-08-31T15:57:50-04:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 5th Annual Clips for Cancer kicks off Sept. 1. The month-long event raises funds to ensure that programs and services are available for local children diagnosed with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Throughout September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, pediatric cancer survivors will shave the heads of more than 25 local community leaders [...]

BelieveNBooks launches ‘PageTurner’ reading program at Guadalupe Center

2022-08-25T11:06:15-04:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fort Myers-based BelieveNBooks has launched a new initiative, PageTurner, to help preschool-aged children become better readers at an early age. PageTurner is a YouTube channel featuring videos of Southwest Florida teens reading children’s books. Students are provided corresponding books, allowing them to read alongside their digital reading partners. BelieveNBooks, which has a mission of providing [...]

Horizon Foundation appoints Rachel Busch as business development director

2022-08-17T14:13:14-04:00August 17th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Horizon Foundation has appointed Rachel Busch, CEcD, to the position of business development director. In this role, Busch will establish and strengthen relationships with Southwest Florida businesses that are committed to the region’s economic vitality and future growth. The Horizon Foundation raises private-sector money to support economic development initiatives and invest in the long-term [...]

Family Initiative hires Rachel Fecteau as community engagement specialist

2022-08-15T09:32:34-04:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rachel Fecteau has joined Family Initiative, Inc. as the community engagement specialist working alongside co-founders David Brown and Anjali Van Drie to promote compassionate care and support to children and families living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through community awareness and outreach. In this role, Fecteau will oversee community education and outreach in order to [...]

Avow opens a new North Naples Treasures Thrift Store

2022-08-12T13:06:47-04:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Avow has purchased a new building and opened a new Treasures Resale Shop at 9765 Tamiami Trail N in North Naples. The store is in the former For the Love of Golf building in the Naples Park neighborhood. In addition to providing expanded retail space, the building has two apartments, which Avow will use to [...]

Amy McQuagge joins Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s board of directors

2022-08-11T13:30:38-04:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Marketing professional Amy McQuagge has joined the board of directors for the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit. As a board member, McQuagge is responsible for program oversight, fundraising, event coordination and public awareness campaigns for the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, which has a mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected or abandoned youth in [...]

Fund started to support The Island Cow restaurant employees

2022-08-11T13:09:04-04:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

A fundraising page has been launched to help employees of The Island Cow restaurant, which is closed following an after-hours kitchen fire on Aug. 6. The goal for the page is to raise up to $250,000, enough to cover two months of wages for the restaurant’s 50 employees. The Island Cow owners Brian and Elke [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware’s ‘Back-to-School Round Up’ raises $3,546 for Guadalupe Center

2022-08-10T15:41:19-04:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware helped raise $3,546 through its Back-to-School Round Up. This donation will help purchase new school supplies and classroom materials for students attending Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. During a two-week period in July, customers at Sunshine Ace retail stores in Collier and Lee counties were able to round up their purchases at the register, [...]

Cassie Slota joins Advanced Aesthetic Solutions

2022-08-09T10:29:44-04:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Advanced Aesthetic Solutions has welcomed Cassandra “Cassie” Slota to its Fort Myers-based medical spa. A board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Slota specializes in injections, including Botox and fillers. Slota earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Old Dominion University in Virginia. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Armed Forces and served as a [...]

Advocate Radiation Oncology expands with West Palm Beach location

2022-08-09T10:14:41-04:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Advocate Radiation Oncology has established a new cancer treatment center in West Palm Beach. This is the practice's second location on the east coast of Florida that will provide residents of the surrounding counties with access to world-class physicians and state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology. Advocate is the region’s premier radiation oncology practice and features an [...]

Fort Myers woman living without HVAC surprised with new air conditioning system

2022-08-04T09:32:23-04:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care and community partners recently came together to surprise a Fort Myers homeowner with the gift of a new air conditioning system. Celestine McClinton has lived in her home for nearly 40 years, yet her existing central AC unit was 25 years old and no longer worked. To get by, she relied [...]

NAMI Collier Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

2022-08-02T12:04:01-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Collier County Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Beth Hatch as its chief executive officer (CEO) effective July 26. Hatch comes from Naples and has lengthy experience in the non-profit sector, most recently being the head of Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee. [...]

Healthcare Network matches employee donations to Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance

2022-07-20T14:18:22-04:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Healthcare Network has matched its employee contributions to Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance (IFHA), creating a total donation exceeding $13,700. Healthcare Network held an internal fundraising campaign to raise money for the housing alliance, which has a vision of providing access to secure, affordable, hurricane-resistant rental housing, strengthening the community by fostering health, education, dignity and [...]

Family Initiative receives ARPA Funds from the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties

2022-07-07T13:48:08-04:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lee Board of County Commissioners recently voted to approve the allocation of $900,000 to Family Initiative, a Lee County-based nonprofit that provides social skills programs, clinical services and community education for children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder as well as those in the child welfare system. The funding comes from the American [...]

Barbara’s Friends awards two college scholarships

2022-06-21T11:41:47-04:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee Health Foundation has awarded Barbara’s Friends Scholarships to two local high school students, one a cancer survivor with sickle cell disease and another with sickle cell disease. It is the second year the scholarships have been awarded. Receiving this year’s Barbara’s Friends Scholarships are Sarah Jean and Jetro Calixte. Jean graduated from Golden Gate [...]

Comerica Bank launches ‘gomerica Gratitude’ to honor, celebrate nonprofits in Southwest Florida

2022-06-13T11:16:31-04:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Comerica Bank is presenting a series of “gomerica Gratitude” donations to nonprofits across Southwest Florida as a way of honoring and celebrating organizations that raise expectations in the community. Comerica launched its gomerica Gratitude initiative on June 8 at Whitaker Woods, an affordable home community in Naples being developed by Habitat for Humanity of Collier [...]

Family Initiative recognizes National Foster Care Month

2022-05-26T14:25:02-04:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

May is recognized as National Foster Care Month and is in acknowledgment of the 407,000 children and youth in foster care. The initiative by the Children’s Bureau is a time to appreciate the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals and members of the community who contribute to the wellbeing and advancement [...]

Lee Health Foundation receives Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2021 ‘Overall High Performer’ status

2022-05-19T09:56:38-04:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) has awarded Lee Health Foundation “Overall High Performer” status among respondents in its 2021 Report on Giving. Overall high performers represent AHP’s traditional criteria of the top 25% in net production returns across all respondents. Based on fundraising during the 2020 fiscal year, these high performers raised more than $19 [...]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County purchases Fort Myers Event Center

2022-05-18T10:01:17-04:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County has purchased the former Fort Myers Event Center and plans to transform the space into a flagship club for children and teens in Fort Myers. Located on 2.2 acres at 1900 Park Meadows Drive in Fort Myers, the interior of the 14,500-square-foot building, which also has been [...]

Better Together to offer Parents’ Night Out May 28, June 3 in Jacksonville

2022-05-17T11:02:14-04:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting Parents’ Night Out events on Saturday, May 28 and Friday, June 3 in Jacksonville. The program offers parents, grandparents and other caregivers access to a couple of hours of no-cost care for children ages infant through [...]

Better Together to host Better Luncheon May 14 for parents in Manatee, Sarasota counties

2022-05-10T09:43:35-04:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Better Luncheon for parents in Manatee and Sarasota counties on Saturday, May 14 at Resonate Life Church in Bradenton. Better Together organizes a luncheon program at various locations each month to bring parents together for [...]

GulfShore Mustang Club donates $6,429 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2022-05-09T16:42:06-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a donation of $6,429 from the GulfShore Mustang Club of Southwest Florida. Funds will support the nonprofit’s efforts to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who [...]

NAMI Collier administrative offices move

2022-05-09T16:34:24-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Collier County has moved administrative offices from 6216 Trail Blvd., Naples to 3050 Horseshoe Drive North, Suite 168, Naples. The central telephone number remains 239-260-7300 as will all other contact information. Supportive Housing, HUGS and core administrative services will be moving to the new facility. The Sarah Ann Center, its [...]

‘Jazz on the Harbor’ brings smooth sounds, support for Guardian ad Litem Foundation

2022-05-09T16:17:03-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $30,612 at its sold-out Jazz on the Harbor event to support Southwest Florida children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Held March 19 at Port Charlotte Beach Park, Jazz on the Harbor drew a sold-out crowd, and was a music, culinary and sunset celebration highlighted [...]

Evening of Appreciation gives final salute to 10 years of the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction

2022-04-27T13:14:28-04:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

More than 120 community supporters came together to give a final salute to 10 years of the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction (CMGA) during an Evening of Appreciation held April 9 at Sea Salt in Naples. The sold-out private dinner marked a farewell to the annual event where martini glasses signed by celebrities or American heroes [...]

Community Cooperative food drive collects over two tons of PB&J donations

2022-04-27T10:33:06-04:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Community Cooperative’s pantries are now filled with over two tons of peanut butter and jelly supplies after the nonprofit’s 2022 Peanut Butter & Jelly Food Drive. To help keep shelves stocked all summer long, Community Cooperative launched its annual PB&J Food Drive in March to rally the support of families, businesses and the community in [...]

Community Cooperative’s ‘souper’ satisfying Empty Bowls raises $24,000

2022-04-25T13:46:38-04:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Community Cooperative raised over $24,000 on April 9 at the return of Empty Bowls, an event that had not been held in Lee County since 2017. Empty Bowls included a soup competition and community entertainment to benefit Community Cooperative’s emergency food programs, which include Sam’s Community Café & Kitchen, the Community Market, Meals on Wheels [...]

Guadalupe Center earns Platinum Seal from GuideStar

2022-04-12T12:32:33-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

GuideStar has awarded Guadalupe Center a Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest rating level reserved for nonprofits that fully disclose their strategies, metrics and achievements. GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations, offers four rating levels for nonprofits: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. The Platinum Seal of Transparency indicates that an organization [...]

Better Together to host Better Luncheon April 23 for parents in Southwest Florida

2022-04-08T12:19:16-04:00April 8th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Better Luncheon for Southwest Florida parents on Saturday, April 23 in Fort Myers. Better Together organizes a luncheon program at various locations each month to bring parents together for community, to support each other and [...]

Better Together to host Better Luncheon April 16 for parents in Manatee, Sarasota counties

2022-04-08T12:15:05-04:00April 8th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Better Luncheon for parents of Manatee and Sarasota counties on Saturday, April 16 at Crosspointe Church in Sarasota. Better Together organizes a luncheon program at various locations each month to bring parents together for community, [...]

6th Annual MarineMax Yacht Gala raises more than $300,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

2022-03-29T14:15:55-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 6th Annual MarineMax Yacht Gala raised more than $300,000 at “An Evening Under the Stars,” bringing the total raised since 2016 to more than $1 million for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. “We are so grateful for community supporters like MarineMax Fort Myers who partner with us to raise the necessary funds to [...]

Charity for Change receives a $10,000 grant from Suncoast Credit Union

2022-03-28T09:50:57-04:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Charity for Change has received a $10,000 grant from Suncoast Credit Union for improving emotional well-being and academic performance for at-risk students through its social-emotional learning (SEL) program for elementary students. The program’s goal is to improve the emotional well-being and academic performance for at-risk students and engage a minimum of 300 additional at-risk children [...]

Grande Dames Tea raises $67,000 to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Lee

2022-03-24T11:05:09-04:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 2022 Grande Dames Tea has raised $67,000 in support of programs for Pace Center for Girls, Lee. The sold-out celebration was held March 17 at Broadway Palm and honored three local women – Ellie Fox, Susan Kyle and Linda Taylor – for their significant impact on the community. “Ellie, Susan and Linda are three [...]

Give back in Naples: Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program aims to eliminate single-use plastics while donating to local nonprofits

2022-03-21T12:03:51-04:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

This year, local community nonprofits are more in need of support than in any other time in recent years. Now shoppers can give back to the local community and help to reduce single-use plastics by purchasing a special reusable bag at Winn-Dixie. NAMI Collier County has been selected by local Winn-Dixie store leadership as the [...]

Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic events a Home Run for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2022-03-21T11:43:29-04:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boston Red Sox, who have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, helped to raise nearly $400,000 to benefit the new neurosurgery program at Golisano Children’s Hospital through the Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic event series. The annual event series includes a golf tournament and Boston “Tee” Party held at The Forest [...]

Better Together to host Better Luncheon March 19 for parents in Manatee, Sarasota counties

2022-03-18T06:48:26-04:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Better Luncheon for parents in Manatee and Sarasota counties on Saturday, March 19 at First United Methodist Church of Bradenton. Better Together organizes a luncheon program at various locations each month to bring parents together [...]

Better Together to offer Parents’ Night Out March 26 in St. Petersburg

2022-03-15T19:22:37-04:00March 15th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, March 26 at Northside Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. The program offers parents, grandparents and other caregivers access to a couple of hours of no-cost care for children ages infant [...]

Community Cooperative announces the return of the Empty Bowls fundraiser

2022-01-12T15:47:04-05:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Community Cooperative announces the return of the Empty Bowls fundraiser, presented by FineMark National Bank & Trust, to take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Sanibel Pottery will be collaborating with this year’s event to raise hunger awareness through art. One-of-a kind handcrafted [...]

‘Guadalupe Galaxy’ fundraising gala to offer in-person, virtual options

2022-01-10T15:08:33-05:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center’s annual fundraising gala on Jan. 20 will offer in-person and virtual attendance options as the nonprofit continues raising awareness and support for its life-changing education programs. “Guadalupe Galaxy: Constellations of Hope” will be held Thursday, Jan. 20 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. The fundraising gala will feature cocktails, [...]

Better Together to offer Parents’ Night Out Jan. 7 in Palm Harbor

2022-01-06T09:39:15-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Parents’ Night Out on Friday, Jan. 7 at New Hope Church in Palm Harbor. The program offers parents access to a couple of hours of no-cost care for children ages infant through 17 years old. [...]

Fort Myers woman receives heartwarming gift of home improvements for the holidays

2021-12-27T09:54:48-05:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Builders Care, Lennar partner to complete project for local homeowner in need A Fort Myers woman in need received the heartwarming gift of home improvements just in time for the holidays. Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar partnered to complete a home improvement project for Phyllis Puett, an 84-year-old Fort Myers resident, all at no [...]

Better Together job fair Nov. 16 offers second chances for job seekers with barriers to employment

2021-11-15T16:16:16-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nearly 50 job seekers facing barriers to employment will have the chance to meet with over a dozen hiring employers on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at a Second Chance community job fair hosted by Better Together and Grace Church. Every year, more than 650,000 Americans are released from prison and faced with challenges for re-entering the [...]

Community Cooperative kicks off holiday outreach with Full Plates Project

2021-11-05T08:10:27-04:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Community Cooperative is asking Southwest Florida to help neighbors in need by providing a holiday meal or gifts. The annual drive to brighten the holidays starts with the Full Plates Project, to make sure there are no plates empty this Thanksgiving. The drive offers the opportunity to donate food, host a food drive or donate [...]

Terry and Bob Edwards named chairs of the 2022 Magic Under the Mangroves gala

2021-11-04T14:02:04-04:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Terry and Bob Edwards as chairs for the 2022 Magic Under the Mangroves gala set for Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Conservancy Nature Center in Naples. Last year, the event was held virtually and raised $1.4 million. It was livestreamed from Keewaydin Island, where the Conservancy first started [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises over $17,000 at Fashion to a Tea

2021-11-02T09:45:16-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $17,125 at Fashion to a Tea, a luncheon and fashion show featuring community leaders as models. Fashion to a Tea, held Oct. 27 at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, included an elegant high tea luncheon, silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show. Models showcased chic, [...]

Charity for Change receives grant from State Farm for expanded social-emotional learning curriculum

2021-11-02T09:31:01-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Charity for Change has received a $1,500 grant from State Farm to add curriculum content and videos for its evidence-based Charity for Change Program, which successfully addresses developmental outcomes: social-emotional learning (SEL), academic achievement; and civic/cultural development in participating schools. “The Charity for Change educational program is an essential part of providing a bright future [...]

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County receives $15,000 donation, school supplies from Comerica Bank

2021-10-11T17:58:59-04:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Comerica Bank donated $15,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County for its “Grand Slam for Great Futures” campaign, which provides scholarships for children and teens whose families could not otherwise afford the full cost of programs. While presenting the donation on Sept. 29, Comerica executives announced an expanded partnership that includes financial [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation receives grant from United Way of Charlotte County

2021-10-08T08:46:51-04:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Program Assistant Lara Zdanowicz (left) and Executive Director Jessica Stanfield (right) of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, hold backpacks provided to area students during the Back to School with the Blue event in July.   The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has received a $17,000 grant from the United Way [...]

‘Clips for Cancer’ raises $300,000 for children with cancer

2021-10-07T14:40:03-04:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Clips for Cancer raised $300,000 to ensure that programs and services are available for the increasing number of local children diagnosed with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. While Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Clips for Cancer ended Thursday, donations for the event are still being accepted to help as many children as [...]

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