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Under The Harvest Moon
Raises More Than $55,000
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s 2nd annual Under The Harvest Moon
fundraiser drew about 200 people to The Club at Renaissance in Fort Myers
on October 29, raising more than $55,000 from the event.
The autumn-inspired dining event was sponsored by Jaguar Fort Myers. The event
featured culinary delights provided by The Club at Renaissance, cocktails, and silent
and live auctions. The generous giving raised more than $55,000 for the clubs. Other
notable sponsors of the event were Charlie Todd from UBS, Mark Loren Jewelry,
Norman Love Confections, Longhorn Steakhouse, Titos and Wicked Dolphin.
Funds raised support the programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, which
provides safe and supportive low-cost afterschool and summer enrichment programs to
the community’s at-risk youth. For more information about the BGCLC or to arrange
a tour at one of its facilities, call 334-1886 or visit www.BGCLC.net.
Charlie Todd from UBS sponsored the Under The Harvest Moon fundraiser
Jaguar Fort Myers sponsored the Under The Harvest Moon fundraiser
Clerk Of Courts Employees Assist
United Way During Day Of Caring
Employees of the Lee County Clerk of Courts volunteered for a United Way
Day of Caring at the Joseph H. Messina Center, a Child Care of Southwest
Florida program. Child Care of Southwest Florida is a United Way Partner
Eleven volunteers energetically renovated the entrance to the building, organized
the storage and supplies area, cleaned out and planted garden beds.
“It was wonderful having the Lee County Clerk of Courts employees volunteer for
us,” said Carol Conway CEO of Child Care of Southwest Florida. “They worked so
hard and had a blast doing it. We are lucky to have them serving our community.”
The United Way’s Day of Caring is a year-round program, coordinated by the
United Way Volunteer Center which matches businesses’ desire to help with the
needs of the community. Many local groups and companies have participated such
as Chico’s FAS, Inc., Publix Super Markets, Turbine Generator Maintenance, Lee
Memorial Health System, and Fifth Third Bank.
The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and companies to volunteer
opportunities throughout our community. You can reach the United Way Volunteer
Center by calling 433-2000 option 9, or by visiting www.UnitedWayLee.org/Volunteer.
Lee County Clerk of Courts employees and the Messina Center raised gardens
Pet Adoption Campaign Aims
To Get Pets Home 4 The Holidays
Lee County Domestic Animal Services will join thousands of pet shelters and
adoption centers across the United States, Canada and Mexico, during Home
4 The Holidays 2015, a national event organized to raise awareness of the
joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Organizers hope to match more than 1.5 mil-
lion dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens with loving, adoptive families.
During the month of December, Animal Services’ goal is to place all the pets from
its facility into life-long homes by December 23. Adopters will receive a free gift with
each adoption plus a package with pet food and coupons courtesy of Blue Buffalo,
while supplies last.
The adoption fee for all pets includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccina-
tions, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs 6 months or older, feline
aids and leukemia test for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older,
Behavior Help Line, Microchip Pet ID and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adop-
tion package is valued at more than $500.
In the past, some shelters have discouraged families from adopting pets during
the holidays. Historically, however, this did not stop them from getting new pets
and, turned away from adoption, many chose to support the puppy mill industry. As
always, Animal Services works to match the needs of the pets with the lifestyles of the
families regardless of the time of year.
Adoption hours at Animal Services are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m . Monday through
Saturday. The shelter will be closed December 24, 25 and 31. For more information,
call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). Pet information and pictures of pets available for adoption
can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com. Adoption applications also may be
submitted online. The website updates hourly.
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