Category: Kids & Children

Rockstar Harley-Davidson Donates $50,000 To Local Children’s Charities

Rockstar Harley-Davidson Donates $50,000 To Local Children’s Charities Rockstar Harley-Davidson donates $50K to support local children’s charities in SWFL that are the beneficiaries of the annual Slaw Dog golf tournament. (left to right: Stephanie Hoffman, Lisa Sands, Charlyn Veracka, David Veracka, Lee Knapp and Cecilia St. Arnold.)

(left to right: Stephanie Hoffman, Lisa Sands, Charlyn Veracka, David Veracka, Lee Knapp and Cecilia St. Arnold.) Owners David and Charlyn Veracka have a heart for kids, SWFL community FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2020) – On December 12, 2020, David and Charlyn Veracka representing the entire Rockstar Harley-Davidson family, presented a check for $50,000 to local […]

Literacy Parade Brings Books, Academic Growth To Students At The Children’s Learning Center

Literacy Parade Brings Books, Academic Growth To Students At The Children’s Learning Center

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2020) – Students at The Children’s Learning Center in Fort Myers waved and cheered as Fancy Nancy, Thing 1 and other Dr. Suess characters circled the entrance before delivering a crate full of new books to the early learning center. The unique, socially distanced Children’s Literacy Parade was the result […]

Blessings In A Backpack SWFL Strengthens Its Presence In The Community With Advisory Board Additions

Blessings In A Backpack SWFL Strengthens Its Presence In The Community With Advisory Board Additions Blessings In A Backpack - Who will feed the kids?

Local chapter of national group works to feed hungry children, fill gaps in system FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2020) – As the need to fight childhood hunger grows in our community due to hardships brought on by COVID-19, Blessings in a Backpack SWFL recently strengthened its base by adding several key community leaders to its […]

Special Delivery: Sheriff’s Deputies Bring Gifts, Smiles To 160 Children

Special Delivery: Sheriff’s Deputies Bring Gifts, Smiles To 160 Children

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2020) – It will be a Merry Christmas indeed for 160 students attending early learning programs at Child Care of Southwest Florida. A unique partnership between the nonprofit education provider and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office led to deputies playing the role of Santa in delivering presents just before the […]

Midwest Food Bank, Florida Donates Wish List Items To Cape Coral Animal Shelter

Midwest Food Bank, Florida Donates Wish List Items To Cape Coral Animal Shelter

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, December 8, 2020 – Inspired by a recent presentation given by Cape Coral Animal Shelter CEO Liz McCauley, MFB-Florida sourced in, and donated specific, much needed items from the shelters Christmas shopping Wish List. CEO Liz and volunteer Randall visited our Fort Myers warehouse to pick up their donation which included items […]

Safety Tips For Sports On Wheels

Safety Tips For Sports On Wheels Man on bicycle

Southwest Florida’s weather is beautiful, especially during the winter months.  It’s a good time for everyone to enjoy outdoor sports, especially those on wheels.  Every hour nearly 50 children visit an emergency department with an injury related to activities on wheels. If individuals received a Christmas gift of a sports wheel, such as a bike, […]

The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools Holds Socially Distanced Classroom & School Grants Ceremony

The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools Holds Socially Distanced Classroom & School Grants Ceremony

Awarding approximately $80,000 in Classroom & School Grants FORT MYERS, Fla (December 3, 2020) – The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools held their annual Classroom & School Grants Ceremony on Monday, November 30 at The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Educators, Administrators, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ Executive Board Members, Selection Committee […]

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter Collects Hundreds Of Toys For Children

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter Collects Hundreds Of Toys For Children

Toys donated to support Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2020) – The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association announced that the organization collected over 200 toys and gift cards to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida as part of a holiday gift drive honoring a late member. […]

Tortuga Preserve Elementary Teacher Alyssa Smith Chosen As Lee County Teacher Of The Year

Tortuga Preserve Elementary Teacher Alyssa Smith Chosen As Lee County Teacher Of The Year Tortuga Preserve Elementary ESE Teacher Alyssa Smith

Tortuga Preserve Elementary ESE Teacher Alyssa Smith is the District’s Teacher of the Year The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that Tortuga Preserve Elementary ESE Teacher Alyssa Smith is the District’s Teacher of the Year.  Smith will now be nominated for Florida Teacher of the Year.  The Florida Department of Education […]

Rotary South All-Star Classic Announces 2020 MVPs

Rotary South All-Star Classic Announces 2020 MVPs Rotary Club of Fort Myers South

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 14, 2020) —The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South presented the 32nd Annual All-Star Classic (ASC), supported by title sponsor Acentria Insurance and Tower Hill Insurance Group, on December 9. Each year the ASC brings together some of Lee County’s most talented high school football players for one more game before they […]

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