Child Care of Southwest Florida is partnering with Venice-based Agape Flights to collect critical supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Donations of new items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Child Care of Southwest Florida’s administrative offices at 6831 Palisades Park Court, Suite 6, in Fort Myers.

Agape Flights is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Christian aviation ministry. Its mission is to provide excellent aviation service delivering cargo, mail and humanitarian aid to missionary partners serving Christ, carrying hope to the nations of the Caribbean.

Relief supplies requested by Agape Flights include the following items:

Non-Perishable Food Items

  • Protein or granola bars
  • Prepackaged pouches/packets of chicken or tuna (no cans)
  • Prepackaged cheese or peanut butter crackers
  • Peanut butter (no glass containers)
  • Trail mix, nuts
  • Cracker packs
  • Fruit cups
  • Individual juice boxes
  • Individual pouches for water

Paper/Baby Supplies

  • Antibacterial hand and face wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Paper towels (regular and dispenser roll)
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates

Cleaning Supplies

  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Sponges
  • Bleach tablets

Hygiene First Aid Supplies (Travel Sizes Preferred)

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Deodorant
  • Wash cloths

First-Aid Supplies

  • Sterile bandages
  • Triple-antibiotic ointment
  • Ibuprofen

Miscellaneous Items

  • Generators
  • Chain saws
  • Hand tree saws
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C or D)
  • Solar lights
  • Tarps
  • Work gloves
  • Shovels
  • Lunch paper bags
  • Water storage containers
  • Folding chairs
  • Tents
  • Gallon-sized sealable plastic bags

Note: Agape Flights does not accept donations of bottled water, liquid bleach, clothing, medications, linens or opened items.

 

About Child Care of Southwest Florida

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. a nonprofit early childhood education provider with six learning centers in Lee and Hendry counties that serve more than 500 children from 6 weeks to 8 years old. Each center is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Learning Leaders and is recognized as a Gold Seal Quality Care Program through the Florida Department of Children and Families. Five CCSWFL locations have five-star ratings through the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. CCSWFL follows the nationally recognized, research-based Creative Curriculum, with a goal of creating safe, nurturing learning environments that develop young minds, support families, strengthen the community and secure the future. Through its participation in the USDA’s Child Food Care Program, each child has access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks. Sponsor, volunteer and donation opportunities are available. For more information, please visit ccswfl.org.