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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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News & Spotlights

1/16/2024

VITA Tax Appointments!

Make your appointment now to have your taxes done with us for FREE! Starting January 25 - April 15, 2024. Must make less than $70,000 per year. See flyer for more details.

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

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1/4/2024

Keeping a Healthy Brain!

Mark your calendars! January 23 at 2pm at our Outreach Center, the Dubin Center will be giving a free presentation on Keeping a Healthy Brain! You won't want to miss it!

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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9/29/2023

Volunteer Coffee & Chat

Calling all ICSL volunteers! Come sit down and chat! 

Tell us how we’re doing and share ideas with other volunteers and staff. Refreshments provided!

 

Drop in Tuesday, October 3 between 1:30 - 3pm or Thursday, October 5 between 10am - 11:30am at our Outreach Center: 18011 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 28, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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!

6/29/2023

Save the Date!

Save the Date for our Golf Fundraiser! October 21 at the Forest Country Club. Registration opens August 15. More details to come! Share with your friends!

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6/20/2023

Volunteer Driver Needed!

We're looking for a volunteer to help us pick up food donations from Costco on Saturdays! You can use your own vehicle or drive our van. Please contact Kim Varano at 239-267-3510 or volunteer@iclsee.org for more info!

6/7/2023

Free Summer Lunch for Kids

Our Free Summer Lunch program for kids is starting back up this Friday, June 9th at our Outreach Center!! Daily activities include movies and popcorn, games, crafts, a reading corner, and special guests! Click the photo for more information.

Flyer for the free summer lunch program for kids. Click to open the PDF version of our summer lunch flyer.
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.

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Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation presenting Interfaith Charities with a giant check.  Click to view our post on facebook.

4/20/2023

Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation

Thank you so much to Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation for your incredibly generous donation that is helping us fund our new outreach center! We are so grateful for your continued partnership.

4/17/2023

You're Invited!

Join us for the Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremony for our new Outreach Center! Refreshments provided. 

Thursday, April 27 from 4 - 6:30pm.

18011 S Tamiami Trl, Ste 28, Ft Myers 33967.

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4/3/2023

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Thank you to all who came out to our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last Friday! We are SO GRATEFUL to all our volunteers for all you do for ICSL and our clients! We couldn't run without you.
And thank you to all who helped make the dinner a success!

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!

2/24/2023

Drivers Needed!

WE NEED DRIVERS!!! Multiple days and store donation pickups available. Drive your own vehicle or become certified to use our van. Please reach out to Kim Varano at 239-267-3510 or volunteer@icslee.org for more info!

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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!

1/16/2023

Land Pirate

A HUGE thank you to Hunter, Zach, and Brett from Land Pirate for sacrificing your time to volunteer with us today and for your generous donation from your proceeds! We're so grateful for your kindness and generosity!

The three men from the company called land pirate filling boxes with food for clients. Click to view our post on facebook.
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