Friends of Foster Children Forever launches scholarship for foster children
Friends of Foster Children Forever is announcing its new scholarship program, established to assist those who are or have been in foster care in Collier County obtain a four-year or two-year degree or program certificate after high school graduation. Naples-based Friends of Foster Children Forever
provides consistency and stability to children while ensuring proper social, and academic development by connecting children to, and financially supporting early childhood programs, mentoring/tutoring, extracurricular activities and emergency supplies. The $2,000-scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year and may be used for tuition, books, and fees. Applicants must be, or have been in foster care in Collier County and be a graduating senior or currently enrolled in a secondary institution. Applications are being accepted now through Feb. 1 at swflscholarships.org
Youth Haven’s Home, Hope & Healing online fundraiser closes Friday
Youth Haven’s Home, Hope & Healing online fundraiser launched at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1 and will close at 9 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 4. The public is invited to bid on items to support the children and teens that depend on Youth Haven. Bid or donate by clicking here
. Items include golf foursomes, jewelry donated by Marissa Collections, boat rentals, gift certificates to local dining, spa packages, gently loved high-end designer handbags and more. For additional details, follow Youth Haven’s Facebook page
or contact Laura Lafakis at Laura.Lafakis@youthhavenswfl.org
The Above Board Chamber of Florida
The Above Board Chamber of Florida asks for help granting holiday wishes
The Above Board Chamber of Florida has collected a wish list of local nonprofit needs and is asking its members and the community to help fulfill them. More than ever before, these nonprofits have encountered an overwhelming demand and dwindling resources in their quest to help families, individuals, and businesses survive from one day to the next, the Above Board Chamber of Florida states. No donation is too small or too large. To join the chamber in granting wishes, see the complete list of wishes, or gain more information, contact Jeanne Sweeney, CEO of the Above Board Chamber, at 239-910-7426 or email@example.com.
The Naples Area Board of Realtors
(NABOR) presented checks totaling $17,500 to two charities—Silent Angels and Bosom Buddies—as a result of their fundraising efforts in 2020. The Silent Angels fund is a Florida Realtors charity composed of Realtors dedicated to helping community members who have encountered a tough set of circumstances but may not be comfortable reaching out for help. Applications to the Silent Angels fund are submitted by third parties on behalf of those in need. To contribute, click here. Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer charity helping women who are facing the diagnosis of breast cancer while being uninsured or underinsured in Collier County. To contribute, email firstname.lastname@example.org.