FHP launches ‘Stuff the Charger’ campaign to collect food for families in need
The Florida Highway Patrol has launched its annual “Stuff The Charger” campaign, collecting food for families in need. It’s the fifth year troopers have helped feed the community they serve. The food collected will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off through Nov. 30 at any FHP office, including the Fort Myers office at 10041 Daniels Parkway.
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Salvation Army shifts online to spread cheer during pandemic
This holiday season is going to be trying for many reasons, and Southwest Florida charities are going to need help to make sure area families can put food on the table and gifts under the tree. The Salvation Army is teaming up with Walmart to come to the rescue. You can still find some bell ringers with the red kettle outside stores, but you can also go online and donate
. The Salvation Army in Naples hopes to raise $400,000 this year, and usually gives new clothes and toys to 1 million children who would go without gifts. This year, it’s expecting an additional 1.6 million people to ask for help. So, it’s creating a safer way for people to spread holiday cheer through the web-based Walmart angel tree program
Families can go online, fill out an application and create a wish list, WINK News reports
Donations snowball to create Fund-a-Need match for Voices of Hope Gala
Supporters have teamed up to provide a $10,000 match for Fund-a-Need donations collected during the Voices of Hope Gala, a Nov. 12 virtual fundraising event for Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit. The matching grant began when Charlotte County resident Robert Ives offered a memorial gift to honor his late wife, Rhoda Ives, a teacher who dedicated her career to educating children and young adults. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office then provided a donation from forfeiture funds. Additionally, two Foundation board members, Bruce L. Greenberg and Gary L. Lederer, and their wives Kathy Greenberg and Jean Lederer, contributed donations so the matching grant would be an even $10,000. For more information about the Voices of Hope Gala, including tickets and instructions on accessing the livestream link, visit VoicesForKids.org/event/Voices-of-Hope
or call 239-533-1435.
Spectrum Concierge partners with Fill-A-Bag
Spectrum Concierge LLC
, a home management company serving the Naples and Bonita Springs area, has recently taken a big step towards keeping Naples’ beaches even cleaner. The City of Naples has approved the installation of a Fill-A-Bag
beach cleanup station at Lowdermilk Beach Park, which will be installed later this month. Each station is equipped with reusable buckets that anyone can grab to fill up with ocean pollution. The owners of Spectrum Concierge, Dave and Steph Feightner, recently challenged their staff to form internal action committees dedicated to better serve the community, improve the health of their employees and the environment. “The concept is quite simple. We provide reusable buckets that you can take on your walks and if you see something that doesn’t belong on our beaches such as plastic or trash, pick it up and throw it away. At the end of your walk, simply empty the bucket and know that you are making a difference in keeping our beaches litter-free,” said Spectrum Concierge Marketing Manager Robert Peia.