As we finish our 29th year serving more than 2,200 abused children and their families in Collier County, our staff, board of directors, and our committed corps of volunteers want to express our deep gratitude to those who have made our work possible.
With an unsurpassed turnout and generous auction bidding this year, our guests raised more than $200,000 when they “rocked the Kasbah” at our Moroccan-themed Beach Ball.
We offer heartfelt thanks to Charles Mereday, a loving father as well as a gifted gourmet chef and committed CAC patron, who staged the most creative and mouth-watering holiday fundraiser in town, bringing in $13,800 with his second annual Duck Feast.
To Arthrex: We are humbled once again for your lead sponsorship of the Beach Ball and our annual Golf Classic. Your support in our community is unsurpassed.
To Skillets, Tommy Bahamas, Iberia Bank, Barron Collier Companies, Naples Children & Education Foundation, The United Way, and to all the other gracious companies, foundations and individual patrons that support us. You have proved that you care about creating a better community for our children – a community that does not tolerate child abuse.
To our dedicated team at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the Naples Police Department, the Department of Children & Families, and the State Attorney’s Office who serve these young victims not just because it’s their job but as a mission of the heart.
To the ladies of the Naples Quilters Guild for sewing quilts that traumatized children can snuggle into, to Betty Shepard for her tireless effort to provide educational pillow bags, and to all the people who donate teddy bears, toys and clothing for children who arrive at our door with nothing – sometimes not even clothes on their backs – we thank you.
It is because of each one of you, and your kindness, more and more people are becoming aware of the critical work we do here at the CAC. It is because of you that we can provide hope to the children that are abused each year. It is because of you that we can lessen their trauma, provide them with critical therapeutic services, and guide them through the long healing process. It is because of you that we can provide these services and more to improve the lives of these precious children and for that we thank YOU!
Save the Dates
Our mission, as we begin our 30th year, is to expand that awareness and more fully serve these precious children within our community. You can help by attending our 20th annual Beach Ball on March 5th at the Naples Grande, or at Chef Mereday’s fabulous Third Annual Duck Feast, December 9, 2015.
Summer in Crisis
Please know that summer is a particularly difficult time for children in abusive situations. Help is needed now.
So, if you have funds or time to share, please call me personally at 239.263.8383.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County