More than $120,000 distributed to medical employees for hurricane relief
SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. and Lee Health Foundation partnered with the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades to provide hurricane relief to medical staff at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Through this collaboration, the partners will be disbursing more than $120,000 through the SWFL Cares Relief Fund. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. started the SWFL Cares Relief Fund in October 2022 to raise funds to directly support the employees in the medical field in our Southwest Florida community after the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian.
More than $71,000 was raised by SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. and Lee Health Foundation provided a match up to $50,000. More than 220 applications came in for the fund and each approved employee of Golisano Children’s Hospital will receive a $550 gift card. United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades is providing the disbursement activities to medical staff.
SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. is a local nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s annual signature fundraiser, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, has donated more than $27 million over the past 14 years in support of children’s health initiatives. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. postponed the 2023 SWFL Wine & Food Fest to better support our Southwest Florida community through the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian. SWFL Wine & Food Fest will take place on January 19 & 20, 2024. Proceeds from the 2024 event will support pediatric health care services in the Southwest Florida region including the Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.swflwinefest.org.
For more information, please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org.