CCCR is honored as 2016 Diamond Volunteer Award winner

Kelly Capolino, local Realtor and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program honored Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) as a Diamond Volunteer award winner on January 14, 2016. The cocktail reception/award ceremony for CCCR was held at the Naples Art Association’s von Liebig Art Center.

CCCR was selected for their exceptional volunteers and the valuable contributions they provide the Collier County community. Capolino presented her award to Niccole Howard, CCCR Executive Director. Dorothy Ferguson, long time volunteer and CCCR board member, was also presented with a special CCCR certificate of appreciation for her many years of service.

Two other non-profit organizations will be honored this season, they are: Laces of Love and Meals of Hope. Since the Diamond Volunteer Awards inception, there have been 19 non-profit organizations who have received the honor in past years and with this year’s winners bring the total to 22.

Capolino, local real estate professional with Downing-Frye Realty, founded the program in 2009 with the first awards presented in 2010. Each year groups are chosen based on their exceptional volunteer dedication and the positive influence that they make in the lives of others.

The Diamond Volunteer Award includes a private cocktail reception for each organization for 25 of their volunteers and honored guests; a press release written about their group; photos taken at their award reception and submitted to local media; and a framed award.

CCCR provides high quality early childhood care, education and resources to children, families and early learning professionals in Collier County. They provide affordable, quality childcare services for children 6 weeks to five years of age, their families, and early learning professionals in Collier County.

For more information, Kelly Capolino may be reached at 239-877-6700 or
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