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  1. 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 …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. 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, …

  5. 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 …

  6. 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 …

  7. 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 …

  8. 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 …