Your Spring Run Charitable Foundation has just completed its eighth year of fundraising for Local Charities in the Lee and Collier Counties and what a year it has been! Our goal was to raise and distribute more than the $50,000 we raised last year. With the revenues we raised from the Home Tour, Fashion Show, Cash Raffle, Golf Outing, Silent and Live Auctions, Gala Cocktail Party and the generous cash donations made by Spring Run residents, we were able to distribute $111,200!
Monies were presented to our 5 designated charities on April 22, 2015 at Happy Hour.
GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - $50,000
To complete our initial pledge of $100,000 for the naming right for a Hemotology/Oncology Infusion Room dedicated to Stella Fraterelli and the start of funding for a second Hemotology/Oncology Infusion Room. We are 1/3 of the way to completion of our pledge on the second room with this donation.
INTERFAITH CHARITIES OF SOUTH LEE - $30,000
This donation will help in renovating their food pantry to accommodate more fresh produce and other healthy food choices along with expanding their community garden and summer lunch program for children.
CAFE OF LIFE - $15,000
This money will continue to support the daily operation to feed the poor and hungry people of Bonita Springs with hot, nutritious meals everyday, along with providing groceries, clothing, diapers, toiletries, and other emergency needs of their clients.
LACES OF LOVE - $11,200
From September 2005 to date, 69,000 pairs of shoes have been distributed to disadvantaged children in Lee and Collier Counties. This donation will help to continue the distribution of shoes through school nurses, guidance counselors and human resource organizations.
FGCU FOOD PANTRY - $5,000
This donation helps supplement their food drive food with fresh fruits and vegetables along with adding variety to shelf-stable options for the many students who experience food insecurity.
We are requesting recommendations for charities to be considered for next year’s SRCF grants. If you wish to make a recommendation, please go to the Spring Run Charitable Foundation link, under Donations and Forms, on the Spring Run website, download the Grant Application and mail to SRCF, Attn: Jack Chadwick , 9501 Spring Run Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135. These must be received by August 31, 2015 to be considered.
SRCF CASH RAFFLE TICKETS go on sale November 1, 2015.
SRCF GOLF OUTING/AUCTION is March 12, 2016. Mark your calendars!!