Shelter participants received onsite care during a July 1 visit from the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida's Health & Smiles Mobile. Thank you to HCN and its wonderful staff for providing much-needed family dental and health services to our emergency shelter and community outreach participants.
After nearly a year of planning and training, Shelter "Spokes'men" Colin Estrem, Gordon Kellam and Glen Schwesinger hit the road at 9 a.m. this morning, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7th Avenue Social. The three members of Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence are riding 1,256 miles from Naples to Washington, DC to raise awareness for GADV, which calls on men to stand as equal partners with women to end domestic violence. Safe travels to our three Spokes'men! Watch their blog for updates on their exciting journey!
Under the theme, “Giving Time, Touching Hearts,” The Shelter for Abused Women & Children honored its 440 dedicated volunteers, April 6, with a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at The Naples Grande. In 2015-16, Shelter volunteers logged an amazing 18,800 hours of service. If monetized, the total would exceed $434,500, based on 2015 figures from the Nonprofit Times.
The lion’s share of the volunteer hours were given at The Shelter’s Options Thrift Shoppe, but countless hours were also spent answering The Shelter’s crisis hotline, making copies, attend...
On April 16, Colin Estrem, Gordon Kellam and Glen Schwesinger will embark on a 1,256-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and funding for The Shelter's Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence® initiative, which calls on men to stand as equal partners with women to end domestic violence.
The Shelter's Stewardship Manager Rebecca Thompson discusses The Shelter's Old Bags Luncheon on Fox 4's Morning Blend program. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 24, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples.
The Shelter's Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence® 2016 Men's Tailgate Party drew an attendance of over 180 men on Monday, Feb. 22, at Bay Colony Golf Club. A signature event of the GADV, the Annual Tailgate Party raises funding as well as awareness for GADV's directive, which calls on men to stand with women as equal partners to stop domestic violence and break the cycle of domestic abuse.
Thank you to the Women of the 239, who volunteered at Options via United Way to help the store prepare for its Sixth Annual Fashion Show. The group brought 10 volunteers from their organization plus Ann Bares, Vice President of Volunteer Engagement for United Way.
The ladies will be back on March 23 to help Options prepare for its Sidewalk Sale.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Cycle Brewing Party, Jan. 29, at Avenue Wine Cafe. The party raised over $6,000, bringing the Ride for The Shelter total funds raised thus far to $16,740.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Colin Estrem, Gordon Kellam and Glen Schwesinger will embark on a 1,156-mile bicycle ride from Naples to the Nation’s Capitol, where they will meet with elected officials to discuss The Shelter’s Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence® (GADV) initiative.
Despite a weather delay, The Shelter's 16th Annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon set a record high in fundraising for this event. New this year was a moving musical performance by 15-year-old operatic singing prodigy Jackie Evancho. Click on the blog to view a video of photos from the event.