My Shower Door / D3 Glass is looking to the SWFL community this holiday season to open their hearts and support the families of first responders in Lee County. From now until Monday, Dec. 14, people can bring new, unwrapped toys to any of the three My Shower Door locations in Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral; Coconut Point Ford in Estero or Advantage Retirement Group in Fort Myers.
Last year’s toy drive with Golisano Children’s Hospital was such a success that MY Shower Door / D3 Glass co-owner Bill Daubmann decided to continue this holiday program and this year support another group of people that could use some holiday cheer. “With the spread of COVID-19 deeply effecting Southwest Florida in 2020 our first responders and their families could use some joy this holiday season,” said Daubmann. “We want to bring smiles to their faces to close out the year on a bright note for them.”
With the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the unwrapped toys will be picked up at the drop-off locations then distributed to the families of first responders throughout the county to ensure they enjoy a festive holiday.
Toys can be dropped off at:
- My Shower Door – 13500 Tamiami Trail N, Naples,
- My Shower Door – 14261 S Tamiami Trail, No. 2, Fort Myers,
- My Shower Door – 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral,
- Coconut Point Ford – 22400 S Tamiami Trail, Estero and
- Advantage Retirement Group – 8870 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers.
Thanks go out to the following for all of their support with this year’s toy drive: Advantage Retirement Group, Coconut Point Ford, CONRIC pr + marketing, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Two39 Work Group.
For more information about this year’s toy drive, please go to: MYShowerDoor.com/Toys.
The Cape Coral Police Department received a generous donation of 40 complete Thanksgiving Dinners from the Goldberg, Noone, and Abraham Law Firm. The dinners were made and packaged by Publix.
On November 24, 2020 at 12:00pm, local families in need pulled into the parking lot of the Cape Coral Police Station and were met by members of the Cape Coral Police Department who placed the donated boxed Thanksgiving dinners in their vehicles.
This is just another example of what makes Cape Coral such an amazing community to live in and work for. Our business partners are always willing to give those in need a hand up in their time of need.
We would like to thank the Goldberg, Noone, and Abraham Law Firm for their generous donation!!!
Until December 14, the Cape Coral Fire Department will be collecting toys and gifts for children in our community who have special needs, suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer, are in foster care, or have families struggling with financial difficulties.
Donations for boys and girls of all ages (newborn to 17 years) are needed. Gifts for teens are often in short supply. Please consider donating gift cards, makeup, body soaps and lotions, perfume or cologne, arts and crafts supplies, sport equipment, or entertainment items for this age group.
Collection boxes for the toy drive are located at each of the 11 fire stations throughout Cape Coral:
- Station 1 – 4610 Coronado Parkway
- Station 2 – 701 Nicholas Parkway
- Station 3 – 1627 Everest Parkway
- Station 4 – 2007 Santa Barbara Boulevard
- Station 5 – 1029 Diplomat Parkway
- Station 6 – 4540 Chiquita Parkway
- Station 7 – 3942 Burnt Store Road N
- Station 8 – 707 SW 1st Street
- Station 9 – 4107 Pelican Boulevard
- Station 10 – 3623 Gator Circle West
- Station 11 – 1038 Burnt Store Road
“Last year, over 1500 children received toys,” says Fire Chief Ryan W. Lamb, “This year due to the impact of COVID-19, we expect the need to be even greater. We are grateful that through the continued support and generosity of the Cape Coral community, we are able to help our neighbors enjoy the holiday season, which they may not otherwise be able to do.”
For more information on the toy drive, such as specific gift needs/requests, please visit the Cape Coral Fire Department’s Facebook page (CapeCoralFD) or website www.capecoralfire.com). For further information on how to become a business partner or to make or request a donation, please contact Andrea Schuch, Public Affairs Specialist, at (239) 242-3303 or email@example.com.
With the holiday season fast-approaching, Attorney General Ashley Moody is promoting a program that contains tips and resources available for Floridians to help protect themselves against emerging scams and fraud.
“Scams at a Glance: ‘Tis the Season” aims to educate Floridians on common scams typical of holiday-season purchasing and giving. Know that if a deal appears too good to be true, it almost always is.
To view the “Scams at a Glance: ‘Tis the Season” brochure, click here.
To access a webpage for more content related to common scams, click here.
Let’s have a little fun this spooky season with a Virtual Pet Halloween Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the following: cutest, scariest, and most original. Only one entry per person please.
In need of a pet costume? We’ve got you covered! The CCAS Boutique located in the main lobby at the shelter has a wide selection to choose from. Stop on by!
How It Works:
- Enter the contest by completing the entry form. Submission deadline to enter is 11:59 pm Tuesday, October 27.
- Voting will take place via the Cape Coral Animal Shelter Facebook page. A photo album for each category will be uploaded by 10 am on Wednesday, October 28. Simply give a photo a like/thumbs up to vote. The photos that have the most “likes” win! The voting window concludes by 11:59 pm Thursday, October 29.
- Winners will be featured on our website and social media pages on October 30.
- Donations are welcome. After you submit your photo you will be directed to a page where you can support CCAS. All proceeds will benefit Cape Coral Animal Shelter.
Each category winner (cutest, scariest, and most original) will receive an incredible basket of goodies, including but not limited to dog/cat treats and toys, CCAS swag, gift cards, and more!