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  1. Adopt a Family for the Holidays & Feed Them All Year Long

    Community Cooperative Food and gratitude are two of the things that keep many people and organizations running this time of year, including the Community Cooperative. Founded in 1984, last year the organization provided over a million pounds of food to those in need. CEO Tracey Galloway says, “Food is the primary driver of our organization …

  2. Helping Charities is Like Icing on the Cake for the Everblades

    Charity in the Community The Florida Everblades have been a thread in the fabric of Southwest Florida for more than twenty years. That thread is woven into the community in many ways, charity being a big one. During the 2017-18 season, the Everblades donated $252,850 to local charities, and have given nearly $1 million in …

  3. Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

    Looking for Help Houston, 86, hadn’t been to a food pantry in a long time. But now he needed help for himself and his disabled adult son who lived with him. His social security and the $45 a month he received in food stamps wasn’t able to cover his bills and buy groceries. That’s when …

  4. Free Mammograms for SWFL’s Uninsured and Underserved | Partners for Breast Cancer Care

    Breast Cancer Awareness October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a perfect time to shine a spotlight on a local organization that helps low income and uninsured women and men pay for mammograms, diagnostic testing, and breast cancer treatments. Partners for Breast Cancer Care “Partners for Breast Cancer Care (PfBCC) is the best-kept secret in …

  5. Pulling Back the Curtain on Gynecologic Cancer

    September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Florida The roots of this designation lie in Southwest Florida with the Betty Allen Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the brainchild of Sharie Kearns. State Representative Heather Fitzenhagen is a board member of the organization and sponsored a resolution last year hoping to foster more awareness of …

  6. For a Greater Cause: Feeding Kids’ Bodies & Minds

    For the first time in its nine-year Southwest Florida history, Blessings in a Backpack has extended its program to feed low-income school children through the summer While many people reading this story are coming back from or planning family staycations and vacations, a large percentage of local families aren’t trying to figure out which hotel …

  7. For a Greater Cause: New Shoes for Kids in Need

    With so much noise in our daily lives, we tend to lose sight of what is truly important in the grand scheme of things. The most treasured possession for some can be considered menial by others. Something we take for granted each day, like a simple pair of shoes, can make all the difference in …

  8. For A Greater Cause June Spotlight: Dress For Success

    The path to financial stability is not an easy one. Many struggle to transition into the workforce after completing school, especially those who are lacking the resources needed to flourish in the professional world. There are countless tools available online to help guide you in your job search, but if you have never put together …