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Pushing the Envelope’s CAN IT! Campaign exceeds goal

By Staff | Dec 3, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Pushing The Envelope team members take items to the Community Cooperative van, from L to R: Samantha Scott, APR, Hannah Ramsey, Patricia Crump, and Annelise Przywara.

On Nov. 15, Pushing the Envelope Inc. completed its 10th Annual CAN IT! Campaign, a food drive benefiting those less fortunate in Southwest Florida.

The campaign collected 4,571 non-perishable food items for Community Cooperative, Inc., the most collected since the campaign’s inception and more than doubling this year’s 2,000-item goal.  

From restaurants and apartment communities to daycares, salons and gyms, Pushing the Envelope partnered with 23 Southwest Florida businesses and organizations to collect donations. The full list of participating drop-off locations can be found at https://www.getpushing.com/community/can-it/.

With the completion of this campaign, the CAN IT! Campaign food drive has collected thousands of items amounting to more than 16,400 pounds of food donated to CCI since the campaign started in 2010.

“This food drive was a remarkable display of the generosity that can be found in Southwest Florida,” commented Samantha Scott, APR, PTE president. “We are overwhelmed by the support of like-minded people who donated and served as drop-off locations – especially during this challenging year. To think of the many people and families that will benefit makes it all worthwhile.”

Giving back to the community is an integral part of Pushing the Envelope’s company culture. The firm plans to host the campaign again in 2021, marking 11 years of helping feed the hungry in Southwest Florida. For more information or to help, please contact annelise@getpushing.com.  

Pushing the Envelope Inc., is a strategic marketing communication firm. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally.

For more information, please call (239) 221-2858, visit www.getpushing.com or email Info@Get Pushing.com.

Community Cooperative is an innovative nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end hunger and homelessness in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through its Community Cafes and Marketplace and Meals on Wheels programs and offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through its Social & Education Resource Centers.

A United Way partner, Community Cooperative serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers Beach. Community Cooperative works in close partnership with The Harry Chapin Food Bank and The School District of Lee County as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups, churches, businesses and community support organizations.

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