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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 [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts first-ever Virtual Gala and Auction April 24

2020-04-20T15:33:39-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The community is invited to tee up their smart phones and computers this Friday for a live virtual party as Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts part one of its annual Breaking Par fundraiser. The annual gala and golf tournament to benefit Junior Achievement programs, is splitting in two this year – with the “Breaking [...]

The 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic raises $525,000 for Kids’ Minds Matter

2020-04-03T16:33:06-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic and Tee Party offered baseball fans the opportunity to meet players from the Red Sox and raised more than $525,000 for Kids’ Minds Matter. The Tee Party was Feb. 17 at the newly renovated The Forest Country Club and included food, entertainment, as well as silent [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter raises record $2.8 million for pediatric mental health initiatives

2020-03-06T11:38:36-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter’s fourth annual Secret Garden Gala raised a record $2.8 million for pediatric mental and behavioral health services in Southwest Florida on March 4. Since its founding in 2016, Kids’ Minds Matter has raised approximately $10 million to support its mission to increase access to care to ensure children receive the right care [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:33:10-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sarah Owen, William T. Prather to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, which will induct Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces auction lots up for bid at 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2020-02-10T16:10:28-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

A stay on a private island in Belize, an unforgettable tour through Sonoma Wine Country, a Texan ranch retreat... These are just a few of the 38 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the Live Auction of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt [...]

Space remains for Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s Twins & Pinz bowling fundraiser on Feb. 16

2020-02-10T15:50:21-05:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Registration is still available for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s annual Twins & Pinz bowling fundraiser on Feb. 16, offering opportunities to bowl a strike alongside players and representatives of the Minnesota Twins. Proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which supports the Chamber’s efforts to enhance [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host eighth annual ‘Breaking Par at Grandezza’ Gala & Golf Tournament on March 19-20

2020-02-10T16:04:39-05:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Registration and sponsorships now available for two-day charity event Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the eighth annual “Breaking Par at Grandezza” Gala Dinner & Golf Tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and its flagship program, the CEO Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The two-day event will be held [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals hosts of 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners

2020-02-10T15:57:30-05:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the hosts of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place Friday, Feb. 21 at luxury venues throughout Southwest Florida. The two-day Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest kicks off with Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 21. Intimate, uniquely themed dining experiences will [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $10,776 at ‘Fashion to a Tea’

2020-02-10T15:54:15-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $10,776 at “Fashion to a Tea,” an elegant high tea luncheon that raised awareness and support for programs assisting foster children in Charlotte County. Fashion to a Tea included lunch, a silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show with models showcasing the chic, trendy styles [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Sarah Owen, William T. Prather to 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:31:27-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of Broadway Palm, will be inducted into the 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The prestigious award recognizes Owen and Prather as outstanding entrepreneurs who [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,500 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2020-01-30T10:21:32-05:00January 30th, 2020|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 $12,500 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. Funds will support Builders Care in its mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names Paul Hobbs as 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Honored Signature Vintner

2020-01-30T09:35:23-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has named Paul Hobbs of Paul Hobbs Winery as the Honored Signature Vintner of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Hobbs couples his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew to be held April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers

2020-01-28T14:50:41-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care will host its 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. The annual event features Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” as well as live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors and fun-filled [...]

New three-day Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo set for Feb. 21-23

2020-01-21T15:59:47-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The eighth annual Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo will be held Feb. 21-23, an expanded three-day format reflecting the rodeo’s growing popularity in Southwest Florida. The professionally choreographed, two-hour premier event will feature bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and more. The rodeo is sanctioned through the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and [...]

Boston Red Sox players, coaches to tee up support for Kids’ Minds Matter in a triple play of fundraising events starting in February

2020-01-16T11:03:41-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boston Red Sox, who have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, have again partnered with Lee Health Foundation for the 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic event series offering baseball fans the opportunity to meet and mingle with players and personnel. “The millions of dollars we’ve raised over the years through [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital micro-preemie Ellie O’Neal named 2020 Child Artist

2020-01-07T13:22:45-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities’ 2020 Child Artist, Eleanor “Ellie” O’Neal was born at just 23 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces. A “micro-preemie,” Ellie was born while still inside her amniotic sac, which likely protected her during her unexpected, early arrival. “You picture yourself holding your newborn in the hospital, but it would be [...]

Italian adventure, Napa trip and Caribbean cruise among auction lots at Guadalupe Center’s ‘Be Flamazing’ gala on Jan. 16

2020-01-06T13:49:25-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced seven exclusive auction lots up for bid at its Jan. 16 fundraising gala, highlighted by a luxurious, fully customizable weeklong trip to Italy. Be Flamazing is a flamingo-themed gala that includes a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. pledges $3 million to establish SWFL Children’s Charities Eye Institute at Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-12-31T08:53:01-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

For children in Southwest Florida suffering with serious eye conditions, their world is blurred or totally shrouded in darkness, impacting their education, family and social lives. Think of all the childhood experiences they are missing each day due to impaired vision. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Lee Physician Group provide ophthalmology services to [...]

Guadalupe Center announces sponsors for ‘Be Flamazing’ fundraising gala

2019-12-23T14:20:25-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced names of sponsors for its Be Flamazing fundraising gala on Jan. 16. The Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy & Paul Heuerman is the Presenting Sponsor. The Moglia Family Foundation is a Nebraska-based nonprofit founded in 2006 that primarily offers grants to education and health-related organizations. Be Flamazing will feature [...]

Inaugural golf tournament raises $111,625 for KOVA Foundation

2019-12-17T16:42:57-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

KOVA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire hope, enhance quality of life, and contribute to health and well-being in Southwest Florida, has raised $111,625 through its inaugural Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs, the tournament was held Oct. 21 at Talis Park Golf Club in Naples, featuring lunch [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware selects Children’s Miracle Network as ‘primary charity partner’

2019-12-12T16:35:47-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has chosen Children’s Miracle Network as its “primary charity partner” and has begun developing a year-round fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit organization. Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace, made the declaration Thursday during a Lee Health event announcing that Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has joined Children’s Miracle Network. Donations [...]

2019 Shop for Success raises nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida

2019-11-20T10:51:42-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

More than 300 designer-name fashionistas and bargain hunters came together to help raise nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida at the nonprofit’s biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success. The shopping extravaganza held Nov. 8 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower featured 5,000 square feet of gently used [...]

Guadalupe Center seeking donations for Holiday Gift Shop

2019-11-20T09:42:43-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center is accepting donations to restock its Holiday Gift Shop, an annual shopping experience that allows Immokalee parents to select Christmas presents for their children. Now through Dec. 5, Guadalupe Center will accept new, unwrapped donations of toys, clothing, shoes and other gifts appropriate for infants through teenagers. In 2018, Guadalupe Center distributed gifts [...]

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

2019-11-20T09:24:06-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

For the 13th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices will collect 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 [...]

Tickets available for 10th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show

2019-11-20T09:12:10-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 10th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show set for Dec. 6 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Kids’ Minds Matter, Golisano Children’s Hospital mental and behavioral health program. An elegant affair, the event will feature a gourmet luncheon, fashion show and several opportunities [...]

Matanzas on the Bay’s Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser raises $2,028 for CROW

2019-11-18T13:05:39-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay’s family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser has raised $2,028 for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Held at Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach on Oct. 26, the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser featured an array of children’s activities including face painting, [...]

Shoppers at Fresh Market in Bell Tower can purchase Thanksgiving meal kits for local families in need

2019-11-06T10:05:12-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Southwest Florida businesses and individuals can help provide local families with a full Thanksgiving meal by checking off one item on K-9 Deputy Chance’s Holiday Wish List. Through Nov. 18, shoppers at Fresh Market in Bell Tower can purchase a Thanksgiving meal kit at the register to help area families in need this holiday season. [...]

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