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  1. What Are Your Four Words ?

    When Marie Springsteen was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2012, her therapy was writing. Her musings and journaling led to the publication of a book entitled 4 Words, and eventually the formation of a charity by the same name. The 4 Words Foundation Inc. provides financial assistance for all types of cancer screenings, …

  2. For A Greater Cause | PACE Center for Girls

    Over the summer months PACE Center for Girls gets a lot of attention in connection with Love That Dress! collection parties in Lee and Collier Counties. Based on the premise of a giant dress swap, Love That Dress! is one of the premiere fundraisers for the organization. Think of recycling your wardrobe. Women donate thousands …

  3. For A Greater Cause | Valerie’s House

    Hope and Healing for Grieving Families Losing a loved one is never easy. It can be particularly devastating for a child, especially if that loved one is a parent. Angela Melvin, founder of Valerie’s House, had that experience at the age of 10 when her mother died in a car accident in Southwest Florida. A …

  4. Meals on Wheels | More Than Just a Meal

    Far more vulnerable than comparably-aged Americans, a typical Meals on Wheels client is a single 75 year-old woman, living alone with limited or no mobility, suffering with multiple chronic diseases, reliant on several medications daily and in need of our help. At Community Cooperative, their Meals on Wheels program serves a wide-range of clients who …

  5. For A Greater Cause | Operation Open Arms

    This month is the kickoff for Living Local’s new initiative, For a Greater Cause. Not only will we introduce you to one of the many deserving local charities, but also make a monetary donation on behalf of our advertising partners to its mission, hoping to in turn inspire you to give back. Operation Open Arms. Since …

  6. Harry Chapin Food Bank “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope”

    Thanksgiving is a time of year that brings people together, family and friends of all backgrounds and beliefs, expressing gratitude for what they have, regardless of how much. November is also one of the biggest times of the year for food related charities like the Harry Chapin Food Bank. During the last fiscal year the …

  7. Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative

    As a child in Delaware, Tracey Galloway has fond memories of delivering meals on wheels with her Grandmother. Today, she oversees that program and many more as CEO of Community Cooperative in Fort Myers–also known as CCMI or simply the soup kitchen. Galloway moved to West Palm Beach in 1990 to attend Northwood University where …

  8. PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee

    Giving back and volunteering my time to local nonprofit organizations is one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. Growing up, I was taught that it was always better to give than to receive. I still thank my parents for instilling that quality in us as young children. I had the pleasure …