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American Legion Auxiliary donates supplies to CAC

By Staff | Sep 15, 2022

On Aug. 22, the American Legion Auxiliary of Cape Coral Unit 90 had the honor of collecting and presenting school supplies, backpacks and monetary donations for the Children’s Advocacy Center located in Fort Myers.

The supplies were valued at over $300, and the monetary donation was approximately $200. The Auxiliary Unit 90 would like to thank all from American Legion Post 90 and Auxiliary Unit 90 for contributing to this cause.

The director of the Fort Myers CAC, Rachael Peacock, expressed her gratitude and stated, “The CAC is excited and grateful for the donations that will be well received by the children the Center services.”

The president of the American Auxiliary, Nita Keeling, stated, “This is a good example of the reason the American Legion Auxiliary exists – to provide service to our community.”

Founded in 1981, the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida is to provide a coordinated response to child victims of abuse and neglect; and improve the lives of at-risk children and their families through prevention services.

The American Legion Auxiliary is made up of the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. The auxiliary administers dozens of volunteer programs, gives hundreds of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises thousands of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

For more information about the Legion Auxiliary, please contact Keeling at keeling.nita@aol.com or Membership Chair Sherry Baker at ibswfl18@gmail.com.