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Kimmie’s Recovery Zone to host its Holiday Party Dec. 17

By Staff | Dec 8, 2023

Kimmie’s Recovery Zone, a heartfelt nonprofit organization rooted in the Page Park community, will host its Holiday Party on Dec. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. The free event will take place at Kimmie’s Recovery Zone, at 507 Center Road in Fort Myers. This special event, made possible through the support of Kimmie’s Kids, champions the spirit of giving and the power of recovery. Brunch will be offered along with a hot chocolate bar and toy distribution.

Kimmie’s Recovery Zone is a non-profit Recovery Community Organization (RCO). In its mission to uplift the community, Kimmie’s Recovery Zone offers free support programs/ resources and referrals for those dealing with substance use disorder and mental health. Kimmie’s Recovery Zone also serves as a community center and a food pantry. Kimmie’s Recovery Zone is dedicated to helping individuals find multiple pathways to recovery.

This free Holiday Party, open to all families, not only celebrates the holiday season but also honors the memory of Kimmie Kinkle, inspiring hope, and supporting youth recovery initiatives. Kimmie’s Recovery Zone firmly believes that recovery is a journey that encompasses various forms of support, including peer support, for individuals and their families.

In a significant milestone this year, Kimmie’s Recovery Zone successfully advocated for the availability of the life-saving medication Naloxone (Narcan) in every Lee County school. This critical achievement underscores the organization’s commitment to protecting our youth and preventing tragic losses due to substance use disorder.

Kimmie’s Kids, a free program tailored for teens aged 12-18, plays a pivotal role in championing the Holiday Party. This program offers a safe space where teens can come together to engage in activities focused on prevention, education, and peer support. Through Kimmie’s Kids, Kimmie’s Recovery Zone aims to foster resilience and positive growth in the lives of young individuals, especially during the holiday season.

Al Kinkle founded Kimmie’s Recovery Zone after the tragic loss of his daughter, Kimmie. Kinkle turned grief into something positive by raising millions to help children and families at Golisano’s Children’s Hospital through Barbara’s Friends and Kimmie’s Angels.

Source: Kimmie’s Recovery Zone