The vision of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County is to create a community where child abuse is not tolerated. The non-profit organization provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation, intervention, and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse, minimizing the children’s trauma and supporting families in providing a safe environment. The CAC serves more than 2,000 children in crisis each year. To learn more or to book reservations, visit www.caccollier.org or call 239.263.8383 x230.
Charles Mereday is chef/owner of three Southwest Florida restaurants: Mereday’s Fine Dining, his flagship restaurant at Naples Bay Resort; Alto Live Jazz Kitchen at Bayfront; and Mereday’s Brasserie at Coconut Point Mall.
“I believe that everyone has something unique to offer to enhance the quality of life in their community.
My two great passions are the love of my family and my joy in the culinary arts. When I learned of the Children’s Advocacy Center’s compassionate and transformational services to young victims of abuse, I felt inspired to use my two passions to support its work.
To honor my wife, my two young daughters, and the loyal guests who continue to believe in me and support my restaurants, it is my pleasure to prepare and host this holiday
feast. Every single dollar – one hundred percent of each ticket purchase – will go directly toward improving the lives of abused children right now, right here in our community. I hope you will join us, and I pledge to you my greatest effort yet to make it a culinary experience beyond all expectations.”
– Charles Mereday