Blessings in a Backpack introduces Business Partnership Initiative

In Lee and Collier counties, 60,000 elementary students who receive free breakfast and lunch would struggle to get the nutrition they need over the weekend without Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. Now through the end of 2016, businesses can team up with the organization, which sends enough breakfast, lunch and snack foods home.

Rotary Cup proceeds of almost $6k presented to The First Tee of Lee County

In a fitting partnership, Rotary Club of Fort Myers chose The First Tee of Lee County as the 2016 beneficiary of its annual charity golf tournament, the Rotary Cup. In a special ceremony, the club recently presented a check in the amount of $5,702 to that organization, which seeks to impact the lives of young.

Registration opens for the inaugural Par-Tee for Tots

Registration is now open for the inaugural Par-Tee for Tots charity golf tournament to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 16 at West Bay Club, 4500 W. Bay Blvd. in Estero.   Brown & Brown Insurance has teamed up.

The Big Backpack Event hits Harborside Event Center July 31

The largest back-to-school outreach program in Lee County is almost here! The 17th Annual Big Backpack Event is presented 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Harborside Event Center by the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida. Every year thousands of kids receive free backpacks and school supplies at this festival event while celebrating diversity.

“Fashion Through the Decades” to celebrate 50 years of Goodwill Industries in Southwest Florida

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce, “Fashion Through the Decades,” a celebration commemorating 50 years of service in Southwest Florida. The celebration will be held on Friday, May 6, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. This glamorous event will feature a fashion show highlighting popular fashion.

Imagine Gala raises more than $70k with Celebrity Chef Cook-off

Food, fun, and plenty of exciting auction items combined at the 11th Annual Imagine Gala on Saturday, March 12 for a magnificent evening that raised more than $70,000 to support the Imaginarium Science Center and Southwest Florida Museum of History.   Nearly 200 people enjoyed a little friendly competition and lots of great food from.

Tickets now on sale for the 2016 Venetian Charity Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Venetian Charity Ball, the premier gala evening in Southwest Florida, benefitting the essential humanitarian work of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Visit for tickets, exclusive sponsorships, car raffle tickets and other exciting opportunities to be part of this exquisite.

USPS Toys for Tots Pickup is December 7! Residents will not receive postcard in mailbox this year

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties announced the USPS Toys for Tots drive is still occurring this year. Residents of Lee County are accustomed to getting a postcard reminder of the USPS and Toys for Tots partnership, but this year, that card will not be distributed to local residents in their mailboxes..

Inaugural Love That Dress! 5 Storage Unit Sale Raises Funds for PACE

Kendra Sutton, Chair of Love That Dress! 5, is pleased to announce that the first ever Post LTD! Storage Unit Sale raised $3,500 for PACE Center for Girls – Lee. The post-event sale offered dresses that were not purchased at the Love That Dress! 5 event for sale at discounted prices. The sale took place.