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Check back here to keep up with our latest news, events, and announcements, as well as the latest donor and volunteer spotlights! 

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Wellness Wednesdays 
ICSL Outreach Center

6/26, 7/10, 7/24

Lee County Health Department will be bringing their mobile unit to the ICSL Outreach Center to provide school entry immunization services

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5/20/24

Free English Classes
for beginners

Starting May 20, 2024, every Monday and Wednesday morning we will be offering free English classes for beginners at the ICSL Outreach Center.  Classes are from 10 - 11:30 am. Babysitting, coffee and cookies will be available.

6/5/24 - 8/2/2024

Free Summer Lunch for Kids

Once again, the ICSL Outreach Center will be a Summer BreakSpot site. In addition to free lunch, participants will enjoy daily activities including movies and popcorn, games, crafts, a reading corner, and special guests!

NOTE:  children must be accompanied by an adult.

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4/15/2024

Thank you, Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation!

Thank you so much to Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation for your incredibly generous donation to help those in need! We are grateful for the Shadow Wood community's continued partnership.  

4/12/2024

Thank you, Spring Run 
Charitable Foundation!

We could not do the work we do without our valued community partners.  Thank you, Spring Run, for your 16 years of continued support!

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5/1/2024

Off-season VITA Tax Appointments!

May - October, by appointment only

Help with late returns and amendments

Free tax preparation for household incomes

less than $70,000



Call 239-267-0895 or go online to unitedwaylee.org/freetaxprep to make an appointment!

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12/18/2023

The Estero Forever Foundation

Thank you SO MUCH to the Estero Forever Foundation for your incredibly generous donation to ICSL! We're so grateful for your continued partnership.

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12/11/2023

Christmas Stockings!

We had so much fun this past Saturday handing out stockings to our kids! There was a guest appearance by Mrs. Claus and her elves, a hot chocolate bar, and some homemade cookies!

 

Thank you so much to Sherri and all the Copperleaf ladies!

11/20/2023

The Good Neighbor Podcast!

Check out this interview with our Executive Director Nancy Martin on the Good Neighbor Podcast!

https://gnpestero.com/.../ep--39---lending-a-helping-hand...

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10/16/2023

Thank you, Cascades!

On Saturday, Cascades held their very first Charity Brunch & Silent Auction. The Bocce Club prepared and served a delicious brunch which was followed by a silent auction.

They raised $4,000 for Interfaith Charities of South Lee!

The generosity of the Cascades residents was overwhelming and very much appreciated! Thank you so much for your continued partnership!

 

 

10/11/2023

Hurricane Ian Recovery Assistance

For those who still need recovery assistance from hurricane Ian in Lee County, you may still apply to receive help! See flyer for details!

Questions? Email LeeCountyUNLTRG@CatholicCharitiesdov.org

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9/25/2023

Summit Church Food Drive!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Summit Church for your incredible generosity with the Publix food drive yesterday!!! The thousands of pounds of food that you donated will be crucial to keeping our pantry running and community fed throughout the coming months.

As always, we are so incredibly grateful for your generous hearts and continued partnership!

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Our Pantry Supervisor Rafaela standing next to her birthday balloons and holding a birthday card.

9/15/2023

Happy Birthday, Rafaela!

Happy Birthday to our amazing Pantry Supervisor Rafaela!!! We love you and couldn't do what we do without you! We hope you have an amazing day!!

9/12/2023

Budget Class!

UPDATE: Our upcoming September Budget Class is CANCELLED. Stay tuned for our next one. More info to come!

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8/22/2023

Budget Class!

**UPDATE: This Budget Class has been postponed until September. Exact date to be determined!

7/18/2023

SHIP Disaster Program

Lee County Housing Development Corporation received funding to meet unmet disaster recovery related needs to eligible households, specifically low and very low-income households in Lee County, FL. Funding will be available until December 31, 2024 depending upon availability. Interested households may visit their website at https://leecountyhdc.org/ship-disaster-hurricane-ian.../ to obtain an application or contact them directly at (239) 275-5105.

Woman waking amidst the rubble of a home destroyed by a hurricane. Click for more info on the SHIP disaster prgram.
Flyer for the budget class on July 26, 2023, from 6 to 7 pm. Click to be brought to our post on facebook.

7/7/2023

Budget Class!

Come to our Budget Class! Wednesday, July 26 from 6-7pm at our Outreach Center. Click the flyer for more info!

2023 Non profit of the year award from Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce. Click to view our post on facebook.

6/6/2023

2023 Non-Profit of the Year

We're honored to be Greater Estero Chamber's 2023 Non-Profit of the Year! Thank you Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce!

4/20/2023

Spring Run

Thank you so much to Spring Run for your incredibly generous donation that will go towards funding direct client support! We are so grateful for your continued partnership.

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4/20/2023

Pelican Sound

Thank you so much to Pelican Sound for your incredibly generous donation to help fund the shelving and books for our new children's library at our Outreach Center! We are so grateful for your continued partnership.

4/20/2023

Copperleaf

Thank you so much to Copperleaf for your incredibly generous donation towards our Free Summer Lunch program, allowing us to fund games, crafts, movies, our reading program, and more! We are so grateful for your continued partnership.

Copperleaf community presenting Interfaith Charities with a giant check. Click to view our post on facebook.

3/27/2023

Riverwoods Plantation

A HUGE THANK YOU to Riverwoods Plantation for your generous donation to ICSL! It's because of partners like you that we can continue to make an impact on our local community.

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Members of Cascades community presenting their food drive donations to Interfaith Charities. Click to view our post on facebook.

3/10/2023

Cascades

Thank you SO MUCH to Cascades for your incredibly generous donations!!! We received over 1,300 pounds of food that we desperately needed to feed the hungry in our community! We greatly appreciate your continued partnership!

Someone from the Faith Center presenting their food drive donation to Interfaith Charities.  Click to view our post on facebook.

2/9/2023

The Faith Center

Thank you so much to The Faith Center for doing a food drive for us! We're really low on non-perishables right now, so your generous donations will definitely help us today! We're so grateful for your continued partnership!

2/7/2023

AmeriCorps NCCC River 4 Group

Shoutout to the River 4 group from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps for coming to volunteer with us today! You all were such a huge blessing, and we really appreciated your help! Thanks so much for choosing to spend your national day of service with us!

AmeriCorps group with some ICSL volunteers and staff posing outside in front of Interfaith Charities sign. Click to view our post on facebook.
Members from Summit Church's Women's Ministry dropping off their food drive donations. Click to view our post on facebook.

2/3/2023

Summit Church Women's Ministry

A HUGE THANK YOU to Summit Church's Women's Ministry for donating 1,000 pounds of non-perishables to our food pantry!!! You blew us away with your generosity and servants' hearts. Thank you for your continued partnership!

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