Harry Chapin Food Bank invites supporters to take part in Give Where You Live Collier on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 22. Your support will help the food bank in its mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.
Give Where You Live Collier is a 24-hour, online fundraising challenge from noon on Wednesday to 11:59 a.m. on Thursday. The event, held by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, will benefit nonprofits that serve the Collier community. The food bank is participating in this event, along with 37 other nonprofits.
The food bank provides food to those in need through a network of more than 150 agencies in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties, with 30 of those agencies in Collier County. The food bank also recently opened a new Collier County Center at 3940 Prospect Ave. #101, in Naples, to provide expanded services to the area. You will be able to donate directly to the food bank through www.GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org.
$500,000 Matching Fund
Give Where You Live Collier features a $400,000 matching fund from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and a $100,000 match from the Community Foundation of Collier County. Every nonprofit that receives a donation from noon February 21 to 11:59 a.m. February 22 will receive a proportionate share of the matching fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated. The first $2,500 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Community Foundation. Beyond that, for example, if the Harry Chapin Food Bank receives 5 percent of the total donations made through Give Where You Live Collier, the food bank will also receive 5 percent of the $400,000 matching fund from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
For more information about Give Where You Live Collier, please visit GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org.
About the Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization, established in 1985 to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 670 funds, collaborates with more than 400 nonprofits, holds nearly $157 million in assets and has distributed more than $112 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since its inception. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.
About the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was founded in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze, as a way to give back to the community. Schulze and his family believe that a good education, a supportive family and a strong work ethic prepare children for a successful future. To support that belief, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation supports education and basic human services, among other types of organizations. It is the vision of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to connect in a meaningful way with grantees to make strategic contributions that achieve specific, measurable outcomes.