“Third on Canvas” Benefitted two local charities – Friends of Foster Children Forever and PAWS Assistance Dogs

Two local non-profits, Friends of Foster Children Forever and PAWS Assistance Dogs, were the recipients of this year’s “Third on Canvas” painting event. The fundraising event raised $79,000 to help support the missions of the two local non-profits.

Talented artists from across the country painted “en plein air” for this event. The artists lined up their easels throughout Third Street South and throughout the Old Naples Historic District with their finished paintings being auctioned off on February 15 to benefit the two charities.

Guests of the live auction enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on their favorite one-of-a-kind paintings. The live art auction was conducted by Sara Rose Bytnar of Scott Robertson Auctioneers.

About Third Street South
Just blocks from The Naples Pier, Third Street South is on the National Register of Historic Districts and regarded as the birthplace of Old Naples. The Third Street South neighborhood includes over 50 shops, a dozen restaurants and many historic buildings. For more information call 239-434-6533 or visit thirdstreetsouth.com

About PAWS Assistance Dogs

Founded in 2012 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization PAWS Assistance Dogs provides highly skilled service or assistance dogs to combat wounded Veterans and children with life-changing disabilities. For more information about PAWS Assistance Dogs, visit www.pawsassistancedogs.org or call 239-775-1660.

About Friends of Foster Children Forever
The FFCF mission is to focus on the children they serve by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. The charitable organization works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who enters, or is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties.

For more information about Friends of Foster Children of Forever (FFCF) or how to help, visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.net or call (239) 262–1808.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.