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  1. For A Greater Cause April Spotlight: The Healing Connection Between Horses & Children with Autism

    “A horse is an intuitive animal and has the ability to work with humans in a very special way. When it comes to children with special needs, they often communicate and interact with the horse in a way that sometimes their parents have never seen before,” says Missy Saracino, Executive Director of Naples Therapeutic Riding …

  2. For A Greater Cause March Spotlight – Habitat for Humanity

    March is the kick-off for one of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties’ most inspiring programs—Women Build. This fiscal year, Habitat has a goal to build 64 homes, three of which are chosen for the Women Build program. It’s designed to bring empowerment to women but also awareness to Habitat,” says Habitat Community …

  3. For A Greater Cause February Spotlight – Our Mother’s Home

    Changing the Life of Teen Moms There are more than 2,000 children in foster care in Southwest Florida, some 14,000 statewide. The options aren’t good when an adolescent female becomes pregnant, but hope is alive and well at Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. The home was established some 17 years ago to keep mother …

  4. For A Greater Cause January Spotlight – Eva’s Closet

    With the holiday season behind us, it can be easy to forget about the continued need of those less fortunate in our community. If you’ve made it your New Year’s resolution to give back this year, put Eva’s Closet on your radar. Founded by Jessica Goodall in February 2016, it has become a charity with …

  5. For A Greater Cause December Spotlight – Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

    Faith wore a T-shirt with the words “It is what it is.” She was one of the residents at a recent mobile pantry held in Naples by the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The food she receives means she can put more money toward paying bills and helps her cope in the wake of a recent …

  6. 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, …

  7. 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 …

  8. 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 …