Community Cooperative launches its ‘School’s Out, Hunger’s Not’ campaign

2021-05-28T13:18:20-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Recognizing that hunger does not take a summer break, Community Cooperative is calling on community members to support its School’s Out, Hunger’s Not campaign. During the months of June, July and August, Community Cooperative is looking for additional volunteers and donations for its Sam’s Community Café & Kitchen, Community Market and mobile food pantries as [...]

Southwest Florida nonprofits need summer volunteers

2021-05-25T16:50:29-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , |

Nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida operate year-round to fulfill their missions. At the heart of every charitable organization is a group of dedicated volunteers offering time and talents to the cause.  Seniors are among nonprofits’ most loyal volunteers. They have extra time on their hands, a lifetime of experience and a generous spirit. However, many volunteers spend their summers in the North and Midwest, leaving [...]

Volunteers needed for Community Cooperative’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit

2021-04-21T14:11:49-04:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Volunteers are needed for Community Cooperative’s 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit on May 6. The event raises money that helps thousands of men, women and children in our community who struggle with hunger and homelessness, and this year’s benefit will be particularly significant since the event’s creator, Sam Galloway, Jr., [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care honors outstanding volunteers, partners

2021-02-08T12:16:43-05:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently presented its annual awards that honored community partners and volunteers for their commitment to Lee County homeowners in need. Awards include: Volunteer of the Year, presented to Dan Pickard of Ferguson Enterprises; Partner of the Year, recognizing LSI Companies, [...]

Guadalupe Resale Shop requests community volunteers as high season approaches

2021-02-03T10:11:15-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Resale Shop is in need of volunteers to help process donations, price items, stock shelves, create displays, assist customers and ring up purchases at its North Naples showroom. The nonprofit organization typically has more than 100 dedicated volunteers who lend their services during the year. However, some winter residents are staying up North this [...]

Community Cooperative has an immediate need for Meals on Wheels delivery drivers throughout Lee County

2020-07-10T17:57:22-04:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

With growing requests for meals to be delivered to homebound neighbors who cannot shop or cook for themselves, Community Cooperative has an immediate need for volunteer drivers throughout Lee County to deliver Meals on Wheels. “Since the pandemic, the Meals on Wheels program has grown about 20%,” said Tracey Galloway, chief executive officer, Community Cooperative. [...]

Teenage volunteers offer friendship, conversation with residents at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral

2019-08-15T16:36:18-04:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village was buzzing with youthful energy this summer as 50 teenage volunteers lent a helping hand to residents. Students worked side-by-side with Gulf Coast Village staff to lead interactive, engaging activities like arts and crafts, bingo, fitness classes, afternoon teas, social events and more. “Our teen volunteers are 60, 70 and even 80 [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida honors volunteers

2019-04-26T15:57:39-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast on April 23, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Every day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, volunteers go above and beyond to ensure the conservation of Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife and future. From documenting new [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care honors outstanding volunteers, partners during annual awards event

2018-12-31T19:58:16-05:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care recently hosted its annual awards event honoring several community partners and volunteers for their service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners and their families. The 2018 awards include: Volunteer of the Year, presented to Trevor Taulman of Taulman Pest Control; Volunteer Company of the Year, [...]

High school volunteers donate time, make friendships at Gulf Coast Village

2018-08-27T19:00:28-04:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Forty Southwest Florida teenagers spent a portion of their summer break volunteering at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral, offering a valuable helping hand to staff while forming intergenerational friendships with residents. Collectively, the high school students tallied more than 1,000 volunteer hours in Gulf Coast Village’s Life Enrichment activities program, helping lead interactive, enjoyable [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognizes volunteers and teachers during annual appreciation event

2017-06-02T19:14:15-04:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosted a Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Event on May 24 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers to recognize the many teachers and volunteers committed to bringing the Junior Achievement curriculum to students throughout Southwest Florida. The event featured free food, refreshments, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Event May 24

2017-05-10T16:49:35-04:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will host a Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, located at 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public and will feature free food, refreshments, prize drawings and an awards ceremony [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteers worth millions

2017-05-10T14:59:05-04:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy celebrates volunteers’ donation of more than 430,000 hours, names Volunteer of the Year during Annual Recognition Breakfast The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast on April 12, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Every day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, volunteers go [...]

Volunteers needed for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2017-02-24T15:07:45-05:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is currently seeking individual and group volunteers to help spread the Junior Achievement message to students throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Junior Achievement programs serve students Kindergarten to the 12th grade at both public and private schools, as well as after school programs and special at-risk groups, helping to [...]

Gulf Coast Village’s Pastor Tom Hafer presents at Dr. Piper Center for Social Services volunteer appreciation event

2016-12-14T13:44:09-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pastor Tom Hafer, director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, recently served as keynote speaker at Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc.’s 25th Annual Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Volunteer Recognition event, held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Hafer spoke to the [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognizes 2015-2016 volunteers and teachers

2016-11-08T14:59:15-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognized its 2015-2016 volunteers and teachers during a Volunteer and Teacher Appreciation Event held on Thursday, May 19 at the Six Bends Harley-Davidson. The following individuals and businesses were recognized for their specific involvement: Rookie of the Year – Lee County: Nancy Korista; Rookie of the Year – Collier County: [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host Volunteer and Teacher Appreciation Event May 19

2016-11-08T14:59:18-05:00May 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will celebrate volunteers and teachers by hosting a Volunteer and Teacher Appreciation Event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Six Bends Harley-Davidson, 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public and will feature free food, drinks, raffles and [...]

Bonita Springs Elementary School students experience ‘JA in a Day’ program with Junior Achievement and CNLBank

2016-11-08T14:59:36-05:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Volunteers educate fourth- and fifth-grade students on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career-readiness Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and its community partner, CNLBank recently visited students at Bonita Springs Elementary School in Bonita Springs on Monday, Nov. 2, to present Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s “JA in a Day” program to approximately 150 of the school’s [...]

Junior Achievement seeks volunteers for upcoming school year

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00August 5th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is inviting volunteers to help spread the Junior Achievement message throughout area classrooms this fall. The program serves more than 12,000 students, at both public and private schools, across Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Students from kindergarten to the 12th grade learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. Volunteers [...]

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