2017-07-13 / Arts & Entertainment News

Help a nonprofit this summer

BY LINDSEY NESMITH

The busy winter/spring season often depletes local nonprofit organizations of much-needed supplies, leaving them in need through the dog days of summer. We asked several agencies what would help them most right now, and they eagerly shared.

¦ Champions for Learning – The organization plans to provide its freshly graduated high school seniors with dormitory supplies as they leave for college: extra-long bedding and foam mattress toppers, regular pillows, back pillows and bed risers; desk lamps, small fans and surge protectors; bath caddies, three-drawer plastic carts on wheels and collapsible laundry baskets; gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, Chick-Fil-A and Subway. 3606 Enterprise Ave. 643- 4755 or www.championsforlearning.org.

¦ David Lawrence Center –The rehabilitation facility offers inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment to clients who often arrive without personal items: Gas cards, bus passes and grocery store gift cards; sneakers, socks, underwear and sweatshirts without hoods; toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner; bug spray; toilet paper; tents and blankets; staple-free wring binders, kid-friendly markers, crayons and coloring books; motivational/meditation books and calendars; playing cards and small games. 6075 Bathey Way. 455-8500 or www.davidlawrence.org.

¦ Friends of Foster Children Forever – The organization aims to supply the needs of children who enter or are at risk of entering the foster system: large binders and Trapper Keepers; toddler clothing; diapers; baby wipes; bottles; formula; boys underwear and socks in all sizes. 2675 Horseshoe Drive. 262-1808 or www.friendsoffosterchildren.net.

¦ Grace Place for Children and Families – The school provides educational opportunities for children and families to lift themselves from poverty and is currently helping young children ready themselves for kindergarten: healthy, individually wrapped snacks; Goldfish and Teddy Graham snacks; board books; bilingual “easy reader” books for English as a Second Language programs; powdered milk; canned or dry fruit; canned vegetables; canned soup; dry beans; bags of rice; boxed macaroni and cheese; cereal; canned meat; peanut butter and jelly. 4300 21st Ave. S.W. 234-2400 or www.graceplacenaples.org.

¦ Hope for Haiti, 1021 Fifth Ave. N. – The organization distributes medical supplies to rural partner facilities and provides medical care to local communities: Water purification tablets; oral rehydration salts; Tylenol, Advil, Children’s Tylenol and Neosporin with expiration dates of 6/18 or later; unopened antibiotics with a 12-month expiration date like doxycyline, tetracycline and amoxicillin; hygiene products; batteries, flashlights, carpentry tools; school supplies. 434-7183 or www.hopeforhaiti.org.

¦ Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport Pulling Road – Adoptable pets have a lot of needs and Humane Society Naples appreciates supplies that keep them happy, healthy and ready to find a forever family: heavy duty garbage bags; hand sanitizer; towels, blankets and sheets; two-gallon Ziploc bags; sandwich-sized Ziploc bags; bleach, laundry detergent; Dawn dish soap; scoopable cat litter; pill pockets for dogs and cats; paper towels; Fabuloso all-purpose cleaner; disinfectant wipes; canned dog and puppy food; canned cat and kitten food; KMR milk replacement for kittens; Esbilac formula for puppies; soft dog toys; durable and washable dog toys; Kongs; peanut butter; washable cat toys, Milkbone dog treats; Cat Turbo Scratcher refills; dog waste bags, Kuranda beds for dogs; puppy training pads; heating pads for foster pets; pet beds; Feliway Plug-In refills. 642-1555 or www.hsnaples.org.

¦ Naples Art Association, 585 Park St. – ARTScool is a STEAM-based summer program for children ages 5-17 that serves over 800 students each year, twenty percent of whom receive tuition assistance: two large dry erase boards (48 by 72); six sets of dry erase markers in various colors; professional grade Prang watercolor sets, blicrylic paints; fifty Fiskars pointed tip scissors; plastic Palettes/mixing Trays; specialty paper for pastel, drawing (graphite, colored pencil) and watercolor; five Ipevo Ziggi HD Plus High Definition USB Document Cameras (CDVU-06IP); five five Casio XJ-F210WN WXGA Ultra Video Projectors. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

¦ Naples Cat Alliance, 555 Golden Gate Pkwy – Naples Cat Alliance carries out cat rescues and adoptions with no government funding, relying on volunteers and private donations: large bags of Purina Cat Chow; large cans of Friskies cat food; Fancy Feast canned kitten food; Royal Canin baby cat dry food; KMR kitten milk; gift certificates to Rural King or Tractor Supply for litter; laundry detergent; bleach; paper towels. (424) 835-1523 or www.naplescatalliance.org.

¦ The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, 968 Second Ave. N. – The organization provides emergency shelter to domestic abuse and human trafficking victims and their children: hygiene products; twin-sized bed linens; towels and washcloths; sleep shirts; plastic dinnerware; tampons; dish detergent; diapers; hand-held can openers; baby and children’s clothes; non-violent toys; formula; strollers; car seats; all sizes of socks and shoes; pacifiers and sippy cups; used cell phones; phone cards; gas cards; CAT bus tickets; gift certificates; tuna, ham and chicken; soups; pasta; salt and pepper; sugar; rice; peanut butter and jelly; juice; coffee; cereal; canned food; oatmeal; condiments; juice boxes; ramen noodles; fresh fruits and vegetables; milk; dog and cat food; [et shampoo and conditioner; cat litter; pet bedding; collars and leashes. 775-3862 or www.naplesshelter.org.

¦ Senior Center at Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida, 5025 Castella Drive – The center provides social services and operates a food pantry to serve local seniors: low-sodium canned soups and vegetables; peanut butter; canned tuna; pasta; Depends; toilet paper. 325-4444 or www.jfcsswfl.org.

¦ von Arx Wildlife Hospital at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way – The hospital treats about 3,800 injured, sick and orphaned native animals each year: oatmeal and rolled oats (not instant); toasted oat cereal. Purina One Smart Blend kitten formula; distilled water; Iams Smart Puppy Chow; Kruuse Manukah Honey G; unscented paper towels; towels in good condition; hand soap; unscented bleach; liquid dish detergent; cotton balls; Scotch Dishwant refills and holders; 15- and 33-gallon trash bags; high efficiency laundry detergent; Lysol disinfectant spay; JetNozzle – Best Adjustable Brass Hose Spray Nozzles; leather garden gloves – all sizes; bug spray; duct and masking tape; 5- and 10-inch mirrors; quick dry nail polish in basic colors; kitchen shears; blue ballpoint pens; tin foil; plastic wrap. 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org. ¦

— To submit a wish list for a Collier County non- profit organization, email Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly.com.

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