Better Together to host Christmas celebration Dec. 15 in Fort Myers

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, is hosting a Christmas-themed celebration for Southwest Florida families on Friday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Better Together organizes programs at various locations to bring parents together for community, to support each other, and often hear from expert speakers, while their children play supervised in another room. The celebration will provide background-checked volunteers in addition to dinner, games and fun for children while parents attend the event. In December, both parents and children can enjoy holiday fun, pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts and food provided by local vendors.

“The holidays can be both an exciting and stressful time for parents, and we’re here to provide some extra support this season” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “Our Christmas celebration will help spread some holiday cheer and allow parents to enjoy dinner and companionship while their children enjoy holiday festivities.”

The Dec. 15 event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church, located at 4050 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. There is no cost to attend. To register, visit or call 239-470-2733.

Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.