Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly and generously with donations of diapers and stuffed animals. We are pleased to say that we are in great shape now on both items. Here is what we are currently in need of:
¨ Gently used laptops that are not too old
¨ Diapers
¨ Baby bottles
¨ Toddler boys underwear for ages 3, 4, and 5 years old 
¨ Children’s pajama sets
¨ Craft-type gifts for “tween” age girls, like bead/jewelry making kits 

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." 

Is your office staff or civic organization looking for a service project? Well, we have one for you! Our Prevention Dept. hallway is in desperate need of some TLC. We are looking for a group to come prep and paint the hallway. Please contact Dawn Clark, Asst. Prevention Director, at or call 939-2808. Thank you! 

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CAC's Current Wish List


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!

Ways to Support CAC

* 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 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.