Donation drive to raise awareness and items for child victims of abuse in Southwest Florida
Erickson’s Drying Systems invites the community to join their inaugural “Summer Diaper and Toy Drive” to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC), as well as Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT). Through August, Erickson’s Drying Systems will collect diapers, new stuffed animals, and monetary donations to provide both practical and compassionate resources to child victims of neglect and abuse in Southwest Florida. You are invited to participate by dropping off donations at Erickson’s corporate office at 12651 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers.
CAC and ACT are nonprofit social service agencies focused on providing meaningful services to victims and survivors of the worst types of crimes imaginable, including rape, domestic violence, and in ACT’s case – human trafficking. According to both nonprofits selected as beneficiaries for the donation drive, the summer months tend to be their most needy.
“Last summer, we were so full of residents at our three safe shelters between Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, that we had to buy cots to accommodate women and children in desperate need of escaping their abusive situations,” shared Jennifer Benton, chief executive officer of ACT. “Our greatest needs include diapers, sizes 4, 5, and 6, and financial donations to help support programs for victims to heal from the violence in their homes.”