* Make a financial contribution online--DONATE HERE
* Make a financial contribution via check, made payable to:
Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, 3830 Evans Ave., Ft. Myers FL 33901
* Donate an item from our Wish List--especially gift cards for teens!
* Volunteer at our Pine Manor After School/Summer Program or as a Puppy Sitter in our lobby.
* Sponsor an event--we are always open to individuals and companies interested in holding events to benefit CAC. Consider a golf tournament, a wine dinner, a 5K run, a diaper drive--the possibilities are many! If you have an idea please call Lisa Rizzio at 239-939-2808 or email her at email@example.com. CAC supports these third-party events as much as possible via cross-promotion and volunteers--so it's a win-win for all involved!
* Adopt a family for the holidays
* Host an Angel Tree at your business for the holidays
* Purchase a "Stop Child Abuse" license plate
* Planned Giving--there are a wide variety of giving strategies, from remembering us in your will to gift annuities and marketable securities.
Want to help out CAC? Here is what we are currently in need of:
Diapers – size 6, (we see more toddlers than infants)
New stuffed animals
We give clothing to our sexual assault victims when we have to take theirs for evidence, so we could use the following for teen girls:
Size 14/16 underwear Size M/L sports bras
Size M/L simple cotton tees (no writing or logos)
Size M/L plain black sweatpants
Teen size plain white socks
We can also always use teen appropriate gifts--makeup, lotions or nail care gift sets, gift cards to Target or Amazon and items for young men like wallets, Axe products, etc. We always like to have items on hand as "graduation" gifts when a child has completed his/her course of therapy. While we are fortunate to usually have on hand many items for our younger clients, we often are at a loss when it comes to our teens.
Donations may be dropped at our office, 3830 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, during business hours of Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Please note that we are not able to accept furniture, used toiletry items or makeup, stained or torn clothing, and stuffed animals that are beyond "gently used" or smell of cigarette smoke. Thank you!
Volunteers are a welcome addition to the CAC team. We appreciate the time and attention they give to children in need. Right now we are accepting applications for help at our East United Way House and at our Pine Manor After School & Summer program. If interested, please Contact Us. Thank you!
Links to helpful articles and websites...
How to Recognize Trauma in Children
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