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This section is where you can get the latest news and releases from The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Check out the latest proclamations from the School Board, the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County and Bill Barnett, Mayor, City of Naples.

NN Rotary donates Care Bags PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 18:52

Rotary Club donated Care Bags

The North Naples Rotary Club recently donated 300 adult and child-sized care bags to assist victims of abuse as they enter our emergency shelter.

“Many of our participants come to us with no resources of their own," says Shelter Director Linda Oberhaus. “These bags provide much needed personal care items that allow a measure of routine care at time of great upset in their lives.”

Each adult bag contains full-size containers of shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, a hairbrush, a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, bar of soap and razor.

For the children there is shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, hairbrush, bar of soap and puzzle.

According to Emergency Shelter Manager Danielle Morduant, the bags allow shelter staff to set up accommodations quickly and efficiently when participants are admitted to the shelter.

The club also donated a $400 check to purchase infant toiletries.

Back to School Back Pack Drive PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 18:21

Marco Island residents helped fill back packs for The Shelter

Back to School Back Pack Drive


Thanks to overwhelming community support, the Shelter's children and outreach participants went back to school with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies, Aug. 18.

Each year, The Shelter assists more than 800 child victims and survivors of domestic violence through safety, intervention and support. In addition, the organization reaches more than 17,000 school-age children through our prevention and education programs.

“We were thrilled with the results,” said Rebecca Thompson, The Shelter’s development and volunteer officer. “We strive to provide every necessity for these children – a filled backpack relieves the financial burden and allows these children to start the school year feeling confident and prepared with the knowledge that their education is important and that someone believes in them.”

Santa stops by on vacation PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:56

Santa visited the children at The Shelter

Where does Santa Claus vacation in July? Children from The Shelter found out, July 25, when Santa made a surprise visit, dressed in full tourist regalia.

Earlier in the day, the children had been told that Santa had been spotted on the beach near the Naples Pier. That afternoon, while they were participating in activities, Santa popped in dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, swim trunks, flip flops and sunglasses. The jolly old elf then called each child by name and presented each one with a gift.

“It was so delightful and the children were so excited,” said Youth Development Advocate Lauren Burgess. “Even the teenagers participated!”

Celebrate Apple Pie Day at Options Thrift Shoppe E-mail
Monday, 28 April 2014 00:00

 Apple Pie Day 2014

Old Bags Luncheon Comes to Naples E-mail
Monday, 10 March 2014 00:00

Inaugural Old Bags Luncheon® to Include Silent Auction of Designer Handbags, Runway Fashion Show by Saks Fifth Avenue with Designer Carmen Marc Valvo

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