The popular event to help our hungry and homeless returns with a new theme and location.

Community Cooperative will be hosting the return of the popular annual fall fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan: Gone Country, on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers.

This marks the 16th year of presenting the exclusive event and promises to be a night on the town like no other. Guests will put on their boots and two-step their way over to The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon for an evening featuring unique cocktails, cowboy cuisine, boutique shopping, line dancing and auctions just to name a few – all while raising money to support women and children’s programs that work to end hunger and homelessness in Southwest Florida.

“Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Becoming Cosmopolitan was cancelled, even as the community’s need for food and support was greater than ever. Like most charitable nonprofits, we rely on special events to help raise awareness, connect volunteers to the cause, and raise much needed funds for our mission,” said Tami Holliday, Community Cooperative’s community relations and development manager. “Cancelling the 2020 event was not only a loss of proceeds for us, but the loss of a fantastic community event. We are extremely excited to be able to host the fundraiser this year.”

Tickets are $250 for VIP, $150 for general admission and $500 for the four-ticket Girlfriend Package. Sponsorships are now available and range from $1,000 to $10,000. Donations for the silent auction are also being requested. Tickets will go on sale in August.

For more information on Becoming Cosmopolitan’s fundraising event on Oct. 7, visit CommunityCooperative.com, contact Holliday, Tami@communitycooperative.com or call 239-332-7687, ext. 125.

About Community Cooperative

For 37 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity. For more resources and information on how to get involved, contact Tami Holliday at Tami@CommunityCooperative.com or call (239) 332-7687 ext. 125. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at www.CommunityCooperative.com, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.