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  1. 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 …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. Fab’rik

    Hosting a cancer benefit has always been something Jackie King had envisioned ever since she opened Fab’rik, a women’s clothing and apparel boutique, back in 2015 at the Bell Tower shops in Fort Myers. No stranger to the pain & suffering that cancer can inflict, King has experienced first-hand how its ravages can affect the …

  5. Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

     MONTHLY CHARITY EVENTS COMING STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART When Charity Coordinator Sandra Thomas presented Dr. Long Huynh & Dr. Mai Huynh-Le with the idea of serving their community with a monthly charity event the response was exactly what she would have expected. “The doctors were ecstatic!” Sandra said. “They gave me their blessing from their …

  6. 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 …

  7. 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 …

  8. Laces of Love- New Shoes for Needy Kids

    How many pairs of shoes do you own? It may come as a surprise that there are children in Southwest Florida who share shoes with siblings, wear hand me downs that don’t fit or simply don’t have any at all. But those numbers are being chipped away, thanks to Laces of Love, a grass roots …