Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ft Myers Kiwanis Annual Haunted Walk For Local Charities

 The Kiwanis Club of San Carlos Park/Estero  will be hosting their annual haunted house at Zoomers Amusement Park every Friday & Saturday night (7:00 pm to close) from now through Halloween to raise funds, canned food, and other non-perishable food item donations to assist local charities and families in the Fort Myers area.  Guests are encouraged to bring donations of canned food and other non-perishable food items to help fill a :coffin of food" to help feed hungry families in SW Florida.  Admission is $10.00 with some deals available for rides and games.


Annual Kiwanis Haunted House/Canned Food Drive


 Zoomers Amusement Park
17455 Summerlin Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 482-9666

The Kiwanis Club of South Fort Myers has a long history of serving their community by giving of their time and resources to support and promote numerous charitable organizations in the Ft Myers area, including ...

Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee County
Gabriel House
The Boy Scouts of America
The Girl Scouts of America
Estero High School Scholastic Scholarships
The American Lung Association
The Riverside School For Medically Challenged Children 

... and more.

Bring the family and friends and have a great time while doing something positive for those in need in your community!


Rick Thomas, Social media/SEO Consultant in Ft Myers Florida, Writer, interested in making a positive difference in my community including but not limited to: regional search engine marketing for small businesses in Ft Myers Florida. Local Google Ranking Improved for both companies and charities. 501c3 non profit promotion done pro bono.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ft Myers Charities | News & Notes Fall 2012

 It's been a long, tough summer for local Lee County food banks and soup kitchens.  In the absence of our generous visitors from the north, and the fact that SW Florida is still hard hit by the recession, resources are running a good deal lower than normal this year!  Please find it in your heart, if you are able, to make a donation to one of the many food banks, soup kitchens, churches, or other charitable organizations here in our area!

Food Bank Food Drive Ft Myers Florida
Students & staff from Estero High School assist in Local food drive in South Fort Myers

The Boston Red Sox are holding it's inaugural "Swings For The Sox" Golf tournament on Saturday, September 28th, 2012.  All funds raised will go toward The Red Sox Foundation's local non profit efforts.  For more information call 239-226-4783

The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation has announced it will be holding the 1st Annual Fort Myers Beach "Charity Ball" at the Diamond Head Beach Resort & Spa on November 17th 2012 from 6:00 until 11:00 p.m..  Proceeds to benefit several local charities.  For more information follow this link:

 Fort Myers Beach Charity "Beach Ball"


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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fort Myers Girl Scouts Give To Local Soup Kitchen


Fort Myers Girl Scout Troop 245 had decide they wanted to do something positive for their community with a portion of their profits from the sale of their Girl Scout Cookies. The leaders of the troop presented several ideas and allowed the girls to vote on which project they thought suited them best. After considerable discussion the girls decided upon CCMI's (Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.) "Birthday In A Bag" project. The leaders of the troop picked up the supplies needed and set aside a troop meeting for the girls to assemble the bags. The entire troop participated in decorating the bags and placing the contents in them. Each bag consisted of ...

Cake Mix
Icing
A Disposable Cake Pan
Balloons
Noise Makers
Birthday Themed Plates & Napkins
Tie Dyed T-Shirts


The girls had a great time assembling and decorating the packaging and learned more than a little about how good it feels to do what you can to help those in need. Kudo's to the leaders and parents of the troop for doing what they can to instill a sense of civic responsibility and social awareness as they prepare these girls to be leaders and achievers in the next generation!
The girls hand delivered the packages to the office of Lisa Cronin, Volunteer Liaison for CCMI at the Fort Myers soup kitchen. She welcomed the girls, applauded their efforts, and took them on a "behind the scenes" tour of the offices, grounds, food bank, and finally the soup kitchen. The experience of the tour opened the eyes of the Girl Scouts and their leaders to the overwhelming need and the limited resources CCMI has at its disposal to combat hunger and provide sustenance to the needy. As we said our goodbye's and left the facility both the girls and the adults were already talking about their next project!

Below are pictures and a video of the excursion.





Rick Thomas, Social media/SEO Consultant in Ft Myers Florida, Writer, interested in making a positive difference in my community including but not limited to: regional search engine marketing for small businesses in Ft Myers Florida. Local Google Ranking Improved for both companies and charities. 501c3 non profit promotion done pro bono.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ft Myers Charities | News And Notes Fall 2011

Once again SW Floridians are stepping forward from all walks of life to do what they can to help others in need. We should all be proud to live in a community that gives so much, so willingly to make a difference in the lives of others.


The Goodwill Bookstore at 15165 McGregor Blvd. in South Ft Myers recently celebrated their 1st year of being open to the public.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation named Sarah Owen as their new CEO.

Thursday October 20, 2011 The Harborside Event Center will host the 6th annual "Becoming Cosmopolitan" event to benefit CCMI (Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.) from 6-9 p.m.. For more info call 239-332-7687 or visit ccmileecounty.

Snickers "Bar Hunger" promotion ends this week. Enter codes found inside Snickers bars online at Snickers.com & the company will make a donation to Feeding America.

Copperleaf Golf Club in Bonita Springs hosted the "Tee Off For Kids" golf tournament today to benefit community programs for at-risk youth.

Friday November 4, 2011 kick starts the weekend "Bikers for Babies" event to benefit The March of Dimes, which will include bike night from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Friday, a poker run on Saturday, and a 35 mile police escorted ride on Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m.. For more info call 239-433-3463 or visit bikersforbabies.com




Extreme Riders Showroom in Bonita Springs, SWFL




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Ft Myers Charities|Sarah Owen New CEO For The Southwest Florida Community Foundation

When the news first broke that Sarah Owen was to become the CEO at The Southwest Florida Community Foundation a wave of panic overcame a number of us who have followed and genuinely appreciated the work Sarah has done over the past 6 years at CCMI (Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.), until we realized that the team Owen has assembled during that span is visibly a talented and experienced blend of capable, committed professionals that know how to get things done. CCMI has been left in good hands.

The SWFLCF has been anticipating and providing for the needs of their community since 1976 in the form of grants, scholarships, and endowed funds. Their vision is to be ...

"The leading resource in Southwest Florida for compassionate and flexible charitable giving."

Their mission is ...

" ... to connect donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs."

It sounds to me like Sarah Owen and the SWFLCF are a "good fit" and will continue to be major supporter's and benefactors to the SW Florida community.


Rick Thomas, Social media/SEO Consultant in Ft Myers Florida, Writer, interested in making a positive difference in my community including but not limited to: regional search engine marketing for small businesses in Ft Myers Florida. Local Google Ranking Improved for both companies and charities. 501c3 non profit promotion done pro bono.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harry Chapin Food Bank Box Truck Stolen

Ft Myers Charities

Fort Myers, Florida

Last night The Harry Chapin Food Bank had one of the 24 foot box trucks it uses to pick up donations and disburse food to those in need in SW Florida. This particular crime has the potential to negatively impact hundreds of families in the Lee County Florida area. They DESPERATELY need this vehicle found and returned as soon as possible! If you see the truck labeled 413, with a tag (license plate) # of X2358B, and Harry Chapin Food bank logos on it please call the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700.


Food Bank Food Drive Ft Myers Florida

The truck is a valuable tool in assisting the food bank in meeting the needs of families who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to feed their children. The theft comes at a time when all Fort Myers food banks are scrambling to meet those needs in the community. To have to operate without the use of the truck will make their job far more difficult ... and to have to replace the truck would put a huge dent in an already insufficient budget!

Please share this with your friends so they can get the truck back, and continue to ...
Fight Hunger and Feed Hope!









Rick Thomas, Social media/SEO Consultant in Ft Myers Florida, Writer, interested in making a positive difference in my community including but not limited to: regional search engine marketing for small businesses in Ft Myers Florida. Local Google Ranking Improved for both companies and charities. 501c3 non profit promotion done pro bono.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ft (Fort) Myers & the Lee County area have many charitable organizations in many locations. Thought it might be useful to post this map showing the locations where people can volunteer, make donations, or receive the assistance they and their families need.






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charities
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19091 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 278-1212 · newday.cc
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9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 481-0777 · hopebiblicalcounseling.org
1 review
"The counseling center has helped many counselees to have transformed lives, ..."
C
13450 Ponderosa Way, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 482-6880
D
3333 Renaissance Blvd # 200, Bonita Springs, FL
(239) 390-3350 · stophumantrafficking.org
1 review
E
16100 Roserush Court, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 437-0202 · rmhcswfl.org
"Ronald McDonald House® Charities of Southwest Florida is NOT a United Way agency and we receive NO state or federal funding. We rely 100% on private..." - ronaldmchouse.com
F
7181 College Pkwy # 38, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 274-0670
This place is permanently closed.
G
7680 Cambridge Manor Pl # 204, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 278-3900 · briggsrogers.com
"All proceeds from the auction and event ticket sales benefit three local charities, with the main beneficiary being The Children's Hospital of Southwest ..."- gulfshorelife.com
H
8260 College Pkwy # 101, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 274-5900 · floridacommunity.com
"The Charitable IRA provision, first enacted in 2006, has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities at a time when it is needed most."- floridacommunity.com
I
24041 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL
(239) 390-3187 ·angelinasofbonitasprings.com
140 reviews
"The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a signature event of the SWFL Children's Charities, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides funding to ..." - swflwinefest.org
J
15642 Light Blue Circle, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 482-4484 · credit-underwriters.com
"Con Artists: How To Spot and Stop Them; FraudulentCharities: How To Protect Yourself; Avoiding Scams: Frequently Asked Questions"- credit-underwriters.com
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