List of #SWFLGives Organization 2015
American Cancer Society
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Contact: Ann Musselman
The American Cancer Society is actively participating to help make #GivingTuesday a new tradition.
You can help us by spreading the word and donating to the American Cancer Society on December 1st. #Give2AmericanCancer
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Contact: Alisa Marie Coccari
Stop by the Boys & girls Club for a special tour!
CREW Land & Water Trust
CREW Land and Water Trust is a private, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW)
Contact: Jessi Drummond
Your gift is an investment in the future of southwest Florida – helping us to provide more high quality environmental education experiences for people of all ages – cradle to grave! Last year CREW hosted 176 trail-based programs, reaching over 4,600 people – pre-schoolers to retirees! In addition, we attended 31 area festivals and outreach events, sharing the CREW story with over 10,000 others. With over 42,000 annual visitors to the CREW trails, there is much more to be done.
Help us make a difference. All proceeds go to our education fund. Give big. Give small. But give today.
Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida
Promotes quality early education in Lee, Hendry, Glades and Collier counties. Ensures preschool programs receiving School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten funds meet eligibility standards. Promote an early appreciation for reading and writing through the Literacy Buddy Program.
Contact: Jane Hess
A Twitter campaign aimed at recruiting volunteers for the Coalition’s Literacy Buddy Program.
Everglades Wonder Gardens
Everglades Wonder Gardens, a botanical jungle with bird and reptile exhibits, is dedicated to offering an educational, recreational, environmental and historical resource.
Contact: Robin DeMattia
Learn about volunteer opportunities on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. RSVPs requested to email@example.com. Presentation will be held in the lobby and does not include admission. Donations to support the plants, animals and operations are also encouraged
Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI)
We facilitate academic achievement, economic development and the spirit of innovation through support of FIRST youth robotics, and events like ROBOTICON Tampa Bay, and Gulf Coast MakerCon, Tampa Bay’s oldest Maker festival.
Contact: Terri Willingham
We’ll be running an online series of STEM Ed impact stories, videos and infographics throughout the day related to our work with FIRST, with teams and ROBOTICON, our annual FIRST Showcase event.
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
We are the largest hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida
Contact: Sam Kelly
Harry invites you to make an impact this holiday season. Your gift will be DOUBLED when donating directly to HCFB. We have two separate $100,000 donation match challenges:
Billy Fuccillo of Fuccillo KIA will match up to $100,000, dollar for dollar, from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve when you donate online, by calling in or by mail. We thank Mr. Fuccillo for his continued partnership.
In addition, a group of local individual and corporate donors have also provided us with another $100,000 challenge; all gifts must be received by HCFB (online, calling in or by mail) before the end of
Hope for Haiti
We work to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, nutrition, and healthcare.
Contact: Yvette Ebb
We’re using social media to launch a new fundraising campaign, #iHearted, which is a plan to raise 5-year commitments of any amount to create Sustainable Communities that catalyze generational & transformative change. This will enable our Haitian Program Team (50+ strong!) to scale the success we have achieved with our sustainable community approach to connect, heal, & empower our community partners within the Greater South of Haiti.
We provide specialized care for all people with complex needs related to life-changing illness
Contact: Emily Wolfarth
We’re celebrating the spirit of the holidays with our Tree of Lights memorials. We are asking our e-mail supporters to participate in this special giving opportunity, and on Giving Tuesday, we’ll be promoting online donations for personalized ornaments.
Lee Memorial Health System
To continue to meet the health care needs and improve the health status of the people of Southwest Florida.
Contact: Nicole McTeague
This #GivingTuesday businesses from across SWFL will be donating a portion of their stores’ sales to help LMHS provide lifesaving care to our families, friends and neighbors. Supporters throughout our community are also invited to take part in our #UNselfie movement. Donate $10 to ANY fund or department, post your #UNselfie on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesdayLMHS and you’re entered to win prizes ranging from Barbara B. Mann tickets to Visa gift cards! Your gift, no matter the size, is making an impact.
Lighthouse of Collier
Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community
Contact: Robin Goldstone Garcia
Naples Music Club
Our vision is a musically connected community where individuals can fulfill their artistic dreams. We provide music scholarships to needy music students.
Contact: Martin Cohn
By donating $40 you will provide a music lesson to a needy student.
NPTechProjects is a newly formed nonprofit organization, helping other nonprofits with their data and project management as well as their digital marketing.
Contact: Birgit Pauli-Haack
We will amplify other organizations’ #GivingTuesday activities via Twitter and Instagram #BetterTogether
Project HELP works with dignity and compassion to ease the pain of those affected by rape, violence, crime or loss of a loved one.
Contact: Robin DeMattia
Supporters are invited to purchase a blank journal for survivors to use as they progress along their healing journey. Written, or expressive, therapy helps victims of crime and sudden loss express their emotions. Journals may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 or mailed. Online donations at ProjectHelpNaples.org are also encouraged.
Teddy Bears for the Troops
Our donated Teddybears bring joy to deployed military and encourage their families
Contact: Catherine Latimer
Some military members will pose with their teddybears on Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.
The Salvation Army
Meet Human Needs. That is what The Salvation does by providing much needed food, shelter, social services, after school programs, music programs, congregational life and educational programs such as child care.
Contact: Gabriela Prieto
We will be heavily involved in the social media aspect of #givingtuesday, constantly updating our public and donors of how far we are in our campaign.
We will also be out in the Naples community at a couple of different spots throughout the day sharing what our organization does and having a fun interactive time with the public as we post pictures and share it with them. Some media outlets will be joining us on this day.