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For the 10th year, local business consultant Lee Knapp rallied the community to make Christmas dreams come true for local children through Stockings 4 Kids, a United Way Collaboration. The elves were at work today at the United Way Main Campus stuffing over 2,500 Stockings 4 Kids. They will be distributed to local non-profits to distribute to their young clients.
Thank you to the children, teens, and adults who volunteered today. A big thank you to our head elf and Stockings 4 Kids founder - Lee Knapp!
Of course none of this would be possible without the generous businesses and individuals who sponsored the stockings: United Mechanical, Inc., Lake Michigan Credit Union, WearTheFund, Dr. Fett-Desmond Dermatology, Lee County Sheriff's Office, Jordan’s Moving, Posey Family, Bob Sheehan, Gary Bryant, Cohen & Cohen Catering, Bonita Springs Noon Rotary, Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis, Commercial Air Management, Harley Slaw Dog Event, Internet Services Group, Panel Lockout, Marta Law, Elite Realty of SWFL, Modern Woodmen, Progressive Builders, Hendry County Sheriff Office, Gimbel Family, Private Client Insurance, Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners, Outdoor Illuminations, and many more too numerous to mention!
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The second shift of elves are stuffing away with Stockings 4 Kids. We will hit 2,500 stockings by the end of shift 2. ... See MoreSee Less

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The elves are busy stuffing stockings with Stockings 4 Kids at United Way! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition along with it's community partners celebrated today with a Christmas potluck luncheon after being formed nearly one year ago as a result of Hurricane Irma. The United Way Hendry/Glades Manager, Lisa Sands, recognized the Coalition's board members and thanked them for their service. Many of the community partners present were American Red Cross, Hendry County Sheriff's office, The Florida Conference of United Methodist, The Salvation Army, Healthy Start/Help Me Grow, and the Southwest Regional Planning Council. ... See MoreSee Less

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A BIG shout out to the employees from Gartner Inc., for participating in a United Way Day of Caring recently. 118 volunteers teamed up with 8 local agencies and compiled a total of 352 volunteer hours, an estimated worth of $8,690.88 in service back into our community. At United Way they worked with our Gifts in Kind program to help move and organize items for distribution to partner agencies. At Lee County Parks and Recreation they spread 400 bags of mulch in the Fragrance Garden as well as weeded, trimmed and raked in the community and children’s gardens. Page Park Community Center and United Way house the center is now a more welcoming place for the public they serve. At the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc., they inspected and packed 4,158 lbs. of meat. At the Joseph Messina Center (Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.), they worked in the gardens with 3 year olds and in classrooms with 4 year olds with their apple project. Pine Manor United Way house volunteers dug up sweet potatoes and laid mulch as well as trimmed back bushes around the perimeter. Volunteers at The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, & Glades Counties helped at a warehouse cleaning up damage from Hurricane Irma, such as in the yard, painting chairs, tables, and walls. The last group helped Community Cooperative with preparations for Thanksgiving. They also helped bag potatoes to get ready for a mobile pantry and help prep and serve lunch to clients. Thanks a million Gartner volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

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