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Community Cooperative announces 2021 Becoming Cosmopolitan: ‘Gone Country’ fundraising event on Oct. 14

2021-04-05T17:34:20-04:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Community Cooperative and co-sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust will be hosting its popular fall annual fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan: “Gone Country,” on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall in Fort Myers. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Becoming Cosmopolitan event was canceled, even as the community’s need for food and [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter educates SWFL community of mental health crisis during ‘Unmasking the Epidemic’ event

2021-04-01T14:50:21-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Unmasking the Epidemic, a free virtual event by Kids’ Minds Matter, educated the Southwest Florida community of the alarming pediatric mental health crisis faced by children and families today, while also providing the resources currently available in the region for those seeking help. The event, which featured personal stories from parents and child advocates, testimonials [...]

Community Cooperative announces PB&J drive

2021-03-24T12:44:13-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Community Cooperative is asking businesses and the community to help support a Peanut Butter & Jelly collection drive through April 21. Peanut butter and jelly are some of the most frequently requested items at mobile food pantries because it is kid-friendly, shelf-stable, and protein-rich. Community Cooperative will be gathering supplies to keep shelves stocked all [...]

Sponsors announced for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2021 Grande Dames Tea

2021-03-09T11:21:50-05:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced the sponsors of its virtual 2021 Grande Dames Tea on March 11, when Pace will honor three local women – Naomi Bloom, Mariel Goss and Robin Krivanek – for their significant impact on the community. The 13th annual event is presented by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation and [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida raises $1.4 million during Magic Under the Mangroves virtual gala, ‘The Magic Hour’

2021-03-05T17:21:01-05:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual fundraising event, Magic Under the Mangroves, brought in $1.4 million to support the Conservancy’s longstanding mission of protecting the water, land, wildlife and future in Southwest Florida. This year’s event, themed “The Magic Hour,” was chaired by Katrina Lundmark-Kash with Carol Walter serving as vice-chair. Held virtually this year [...]

Cypress Lake Golf Club celebrates storied history through ‘Pop Art’ painting of Hall of Fame golfer Patty Berg

2021-02-15T14:21:43-05:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Cypress Lake Golf Club has installed and dedicated a “Pop Art” painting of Hall of Fame golfer Patty Berg, a worldwide ambassador for golf and a longtime club member. Mixed media artist Christopher “CR” Obetz created a one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional “Pop Art” assemblage celebrating Berg’s achievements on and off the golf course. Patty Berg – Anchored [...]

Dress for Success SW Florida announces sponsors for 2021 Shop for Success

2021-02-12T17:32:58-05:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida will be hosting a two-day shopping event, Shop for Success, on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Drive. VIP tickets start at $50, offering exclusive early shopping opportunities. General admission is free on Feb. 13 from 10 [...]

New date set for Community Cooperative annual Soup Kitchen Benefit May 6

2021-02-03T10:21:04-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit for Community Cooperative will be held May 6 at the service garages of Sam Galloway Ford in Fort Myers. The evening features a southern-style dinner prepared by local restaurants and businesses as guests raise much-needed funds to support those struggling with hunger and homelessness. [...]

Guadalupe Center’s virtual ‘Circtacular’ raises over $950,000 for education programs in Immokalee

2021-02-03T09:27:09-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guadalupe Center’s Circtacular, a circus-themed virtual fundraising extravaganza, raised more than $950,000 to support the nonprofit’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. Livestreamed on Jan. 21 under the virtual big top, Circtacular was filled with special effects, comedic performances, compelling videos, heartfelt testimonials and traditional circus acts, [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,600 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2021-01-25T10:10:27-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: 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 $12,600 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. The impactful donation is a result of funds raised through Aubuchon Team of Companies’ annual fundraising event, “Helping Hands for the Holidays,” which was held virtually this year. The donation [...]

Women in Business to host Sweethearts and Scholarships Feb. 3

2021-01-25T09:54:35-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Fundraiser to support scholarships for non-traditional students The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its annual “Sweethearts and Scholarships Wine & Dessert Auction” fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a chance drawing for a variety of wine, [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $66,800 at Voices of Hope Gala

2021-01-15T14:07:58-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $66,800 at its inaugural Voices of Hope Gala, a virtual event that included passionate testimonials from volunteer child advocates and longtime supporters. Proceeds will help the Guardian ad Litem Foundation recruit, train and support volunteer child advocates, as well as provide financial assistance to help meet [...]

Tickets still available for Guadalupe Center’s ‘Circtacular’ on Jan. 21

2021-01-15T12:15:43-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Community members wanting to enhance education and create endless possibilities for students in Immokalee still have an opportunity to purchase tickets for Guadalupe Center’s Circtacular fundraising extravaganza. The Jan. 21 virtual event will be livestreamed and help generate proceeds to support Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs: the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $95,000 for Children’s Miracle Network during 2020

2021-01-12T12:35:57-05:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $95,000 for two local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, through a series of successful fundraising campaigns in 2020. The locally owned company has supported Children’s Miracle Network for many years, but for 2020, Sunshine [...]

Sponsors needed for NAMI Collier County’s 19th annual Hope Shines walk Jan. 30

2021-01-08T17:21:20-05:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

NAMI Collier County has announced sponsorships for its 19th annual awareness walk, Hope Shines, to be held Jan. 30. The annual walk will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Baker Park in Naples and will include free food, fun and entertainment for participants. The outdoor scenic walk provides an in-person, socially distanced event to [...]

Guadalupe Center opens ‘Jump Up for Education’ in advance of Circtacular

2020-12-28T11:24:17-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The show must go on, and Guadalupe Center’s Circtacular, a virtual fundraising extravaganza set for Jan. 21, already has kicked off with its popular Jump Up for Education. The Jump Up for Education is traditionally the highlight of Guadalupe Center’s annual fundraising gala, a lively, interactive drive to generate support that funds lifechanging education programs [...]

The Preserve offers Drive-Thru donations Dec. 16 and 18 for Toys for Tots

2020-12-11T12:59:50-05:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Preserve, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in South Fort Myers, is collecting unwrapped toys for area children on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Drive-thru donations will be held Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. Donations [...]

Christmas gifts needed for children in foster care

2020-12-10T11:42:00-05:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

An annual holiday program that provides gifts to children in foster care is short on donations, and organizers are asking for community support so children will have a memorable Christmas. “Because of the pandemic, we’ve switched to an online donation portal, which makes it easy to shop and donate online, but doesn’t create the same [...]

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. collects toys for Toys for Tots

2020-12-04T10:05:18-05:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

For the 14th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices are collecting toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys will be collected until Dec. 15, when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and [...]

Guadalupe Center announces sponsorship opportunities for Circtacular virtual fundraising extravaganza

2020-12-03T12:35:14-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced five circus-themed sponsorship opportunities for Circtacular, a livestreamed fundraising extravaganza to be held under the virtual big top on Jan. 21. The virtual event will be streamed to an audience of philanthropists, business and community leaders, entrepreneurs and educators across Southwest Florida and beyond. Proceeds from Circtacular will support Guadalupe Center’s [...]

Pace Center for Girls launches Virtual Holiday Auction Dec. 7-11

2020-12-01T14:10:35-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host its first Love That Dress! Virtual Holiday Auction on Dec. 7-11, offering an expansive selection of high-end packages, products and experiences up for bid to support Pace programs. Each year, generous donors provide dozens of silent auction packages to feature at Pace’s Love That Dress! shopping extravaganza. [...]

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation issues a $200,000 community challenge grant to expand pediatric cancer treatment at the Naples Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic

2020-11-25T16:17:50-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Clark Family Foundation also grants $100,000; community support is still needed The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has issued a $200,000 challenge grant to build a pediatric hematology and oncology infusion clinic in Naples. The Clark Family Foundation has stepped up to meet the match by donating $100,000. An additional $100,000 is still needed [...]

Better Together seeks donations for HopePacks for children living with host families

2020-11-20T15:07:13-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, is seeking donations for HopePacks to provide basic hygiene, toiletry and other necessities for children participating in the Better Families program. Since March and the onset of COVID-19, the nonprofit organization has seen a 155% increase in the number of requests for help due to the [...]

Community Cooperative calls on the community to spread cheer with food and gifts this holiday season

2020-11-12T11:34:24-05:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Community Cooperative is asking partners and supporters to step up to provide meals and gifts to families and the homebound elderly for its annual Full Plates Project and Holiday Outreach programs. The drives to provide food and gifts to community members in need is especially critical this year as many people are still struggling with [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida nets $38,000 for clean water at 27th annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament

2020-10-27T12:20:45-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

More than 100 anglers and fishing guides participated in 44 teams in the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 27th annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament Oct. 24 and 25. The tournament benefits the Conservancy’s commitment to water quality protection, as well as preservation and enhancement of local fisheries. This year’s event was co-chaired by [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care to host fourth annual Charity Clay Shoot on Dec. 4

2020-10-27T11:40:22-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care has announced its fourth annual Charity Clay Shoot, to be held on Friday, Dec. 4 in Punta Gorda. The tournament offers individual shooters and shooting teams an opportunity to navigate a multi-station interactive course while completing specialty challenges and competing for prizes. The event is a signature fundraiser for Lee BIA [...]

Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament raises over $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

2020-10-21T10:24:21-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 13th annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Lee Building Industry Association, raised more than $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care. Held in September at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, the fishing tournament featured a live auction to raise funds for Lee BIA Builders Care. The donations will support [...]

Guadalupe Center announces date, sponsorship opportunities for ‘Circtacular’ virtual fundraising extravaganza

2020-09-28T12:36:48-04:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, prepare to be amazed at Circtacular, Guadalupe Center’s circus-themed virtual event to be livestreamed on Jan. 21. In 2021, Guadalupe Center’s signature fundraising gala will be a circus-themed virtual extravaganza featuring an interactive livestreaming experience that captures the excitement and energy of the circus. Rather [...]

#MakeSpaceForPace dress collection campaign breaks collections records for Pace’s Love That Dress! event

2020-09-21T12:58:53-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

  Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s virtual dress collection, #MakeSpaceForPace, has raised a record number of fashion-forward apparel for its Love That Dress! shopping event. Initially scheduled for fall 2020, Love That Dress! will now take place in 2021, with a new date to be announced. The #MakeSpaceForPace campaign encouraged the community to clean [...]

Better Together launches #BeBetterChallenge, invites community to support A Community Thrives Campaign Sept. 21 through Oct. 16

2020-09-21T11:23:41-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Better Together has been selected as a participant in the A Community Thrives campaign, a grantmaking and crowdfunding program funded by the Gannett Foundation, which invests in community-building initiatives across the country related to education, arts and culture, wellness and other positive local nonprofit initiatives. Better Together is a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care [...]

Stefanie Edwards of Community Cooperative earns Certified Fund Raising Executive credential

2020-09-18T08:21:45-04:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stefanie Edwards, chief development and operating officer of Community Cooperative, was recently awarded her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification, showing professional achievement and commitment to fundraising. The credentials are awarded based on work experience, continuing education and passing an exam. Each CFRE recipient signs an ethics agreement. Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises over $37,000 for Children’s Miracle Network through ‘Round up at the Registers’ summer campaign

2020-09-04T18:37:54-04:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised more than $37,000 for two Children’s Miracle Network hospitals on Florida’s west coast through the company’s “Round up at the Registers” summer campaign. From July 1 through Aug. 31, Sunshine Ace customers were able to make donations and round up their purchases at the register to support Children’s Miracle Network. Between [...]

Fort Myers financial advisor earns national recognition for philanthropy

2020-08-25T11:55:30-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Duane Chaney, financial advisor at Raymond James in Fort Myers, is one of three national finalists for the Community Service Award as part of the 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Chaney is being honored for founding Madisen’s Match, a tennis tournament benefiting Barbara’s Friends, Golisano Children’s Hospital cancer fund. Madisen’s Match has raised more [...]

Women in Business to raise funds for local scholarships with Sept. 2 virtual BINGO

2020-08-20T12:34:00-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host an afternoon of fun and networking with virtual BINGO at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Guests from across the region are invited to play for a chance to win special prizes, and all proceeds will benefit the Women in Business Scholarship [...]

A REcycled Night in Black and White virtual fundraiser to be held Oct. 15

2020-08-05T17:43:55-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida (DFSSWFL) will be hosting “A REcycled Night in Black and White” to raise funds to empower disadvantaged women in Lee, Collier and Hendry counties. A virtual event, A REcycled Night is scheduled to stream live on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. so that supporters can watch it [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company releases Adyn Strong, a limited-edition Pilsner to benefit Cape Coral boy battling leukemia

2020-08-04T16:43:49-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is introducing Adyn Strong, a new light and refreshing German Pilsner brewed for a special cause. “Fort Myers Brewing fans likely remember our friend Adyn Pickett, the Cape Coral boy who is fighting leukemia,” said Jen Whyte, co-owner of Fort Myers Brewing Company. “Last year, we hosted a silent auction and [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida receives grant from the Community Foundation for $5,000

2020-08-04T16:23:33-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. These funds will support vital Junior Achievement educational programs that provide students lessons on career/work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills. These funds invest in the infrastructure of the organization, to build [...]

Guadalupe Center launches Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive for Immokalee students

2020-07-24T11:58:29-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has launched its 28th annual Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive to provide students with new sneakers and school supplies as the 2020-21 academic year begins. The nonprofit is collecting new notebooks, writing utensils, art supplies and other classroom items, as well as monetary donations, that will ensure students are prepared for success when [...]

TwinCutZ offers free back-to-school haircuts on Aug. 30, invites customers and community to donate school supplies for Community Cooperative

2020-07-28T14:15:59-04:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In preparation for back to school, TwinCutZ is hosting its annual free haircut day for students on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at all five Southwest Florida locations. In addition to complimentary haircuts, TwinCutZ is also gifting every student a free backpack. Additionally, TwinCutZ is donating backpacks to Community Cooperative, and [...]

Advanced Aesthetic Solutions to host Cosmos & Kisses July 6

2020-07-01T12:14:07-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

In honor of National Kissing Day, Advanced Aesthetic Solutions will host Cosmos & Kisses on Monday, July 6, a donation and supply drive to benefit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. The Cape Coral Animal Shelter – a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter providing adoption services, medical care, education and training – is in need of supplies [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware launching ‘Blue Bucket Days’ fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network

2020-06-19T10:27:41-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is launching a new summer campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals that provide medical care for youth along Florida’s west coast. From July 1 to 31, customers at Sunshine Ace stores can make donations at the register to support Children’s Miracle Network. Then from July 31 to Aug. 2, [...]

Guadalupe Center receives $10,000 grant from Bank of America to support educational programs in Immokalee

2020-06-16T09:49:15-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to support students in Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs. Guadalupe Center serves 1,400 students annually through its nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program. The nonprofit recently announced expansion plans that will allow it to [...]

John R. Wood Properties sponsors Charity for Change GiverTV episode about kindness, giving and gratitude

2020-06-01T15:36:39-04:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

John R. Wood Properties has sponsored an episode of GiverTV, a new interactive video series by Charity for Change, the Collier County nonprofit behind the classroom-based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Giver Program. The sponsored episode, “Kindness, Giving & Gratitude,” focuses on how these three traits can help children achieve their full potential. The video features the [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware raise more than $25,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

2020-05-26T13:18:46-04:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Customers at Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware teamed up to raise more than $25,000 for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through the “Round Up for the Kids” charitable campaign. Between March 16 and April 30, customers were given the option of rounding up their purchases at the cash register through a new [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host virtual Baby Shower for wildlife on June 6

2020-05-12T14:06:08-04:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Spring may have looked a little different for us, but for wildlife, it was business as usual. And that means baby bird season has arrived! The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital, which treats injured, sick and orphaned animals, is hosting a virtual Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower on Saturday, June 6 to help [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company collects 3,000 pounds of food and more than $1,400 at drive-thru food drive for Community Cooperative

2020-05-08T15:48:06-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

  Fort Myers Brewing Company hosted “Gateway CAN do it: Food Drive Rally” and collected 3,000 pounds of food and raised more than $1,400 for Community Cooperative Thursday, April 30. The donations of food and money is enough to feed approximately 525 people for a week. Another drive-thru food drive is planned at Fort Myers [...]

Pace Center for Girls launches #MakeSpaceForPace virtual dress collection campaign

2020-05-08T15:18:39-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

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 fashion-forward apparel for the highly-anticipated Love That Dress! event, Pace is inviting Southwest Floridians to clean out their closets for [...]

Cypress Lake Golf Club members donate $20,000 to Harry Chapin Food Bank

2020-04-29T10:09:07-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Cypress Lake Golf Club’s four-day Drive Out Hunger Challenge raised $20,000 to help Harry Chapin Food Bank provide healthy meals to Southwest Florida families. Held April 22-25, participating club members pledged a specific dollar amount for every stroke during their round of golf, making donations by cash or check after 18 holes. Director of Golf [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company hosts food donation drive-thru for Community Cooperative

2020-04-23T15:32:29-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is hosting “Gateway CAN do it: Food Drive Rally” to collect food and financial donations for Community Cooperative during drive-thru, take-out beer order hours Thursday, April 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. With the need to feed local families and seniors more than doubling, Community Cooperative is working throughout Lee County [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware awards EGGFest prizes to St. Matthew’s House, March of Dimes

2020-05-18T15:23:31-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has continued its tradition of supporting nonprofits through its annual Big Green EGGFest, even though COVID-19 forced the cancellation of this year’s event. Slated for April 4 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, Sunshine Ace Hardware quickly pivoted after Florida issued a “Safer at Home” order. A Virtual EGGFest, held on the [...]

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