The Matlacha Hookers PIE Back to School Supply Drive has begun and runs through July 23rd.
It’s easy to help. Starting this week, school supplies may be dropped off at the following participating businesses on Pine Island or in Matlacha through July 23rd: in Matlacha at the Post Office, The Perfect Cup, Blue Dog Restaurant, Trader's Hitching Post, Yucatan Bar and Grill, CW Fudge, the Old Fish House Marina Restaurant, Bert’s Bar and Grill and Miceli’s Restaurant. At the Center, bring supplies to Pine Island Community Church, Nick B’s Artisan Food Market, Cutting Ties Salon, Pine Island First Baptist Church, Winn Dixie, First Horizon Bank, Island Grill, Centennial Bank, Pine Island United Methodist Church, the Pine Island Elks Lodge or the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. In Bokeelia, you may donate your items at the Pine Island Library or Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church. In St. James City, donation bins can be found at the Pine Island Auto Care, the Moose Lodge, Ragged Ass Salon and Pine Island First Baptist Church.
Monetary Donations can be made by cash or check, mailed to Matlacha Hookers, PO Box 111, Matlacha, FL 33993. Be sure to write ‘school supplies’ into memo area. Or donations can be made online at https://www.matlachahookers.org/. Click the donate button and select “School Supplies” in the drop down box.
Both product and monetary donations are welcome. After filling in the gaps for requested supplies the remaining monetary donations are passed on directly to PIE for purchase of additional technology supplies throughout the school year.
Thank you to joining the Matlacha Hookers help ensure our island school continues its program of excellence.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Winners
Each of the 12 winners received a $2,000 scholarship to pursue a secondary education degree.
L to R: Logan Lauria, Chloe Koff, Armando Perez, Scholarship Chair Natalie Gazda, Elizabeth Vergara, Lilly Overbaugh, Angela Kerr, Emma Olsen and Danika McCaffry. Not Pictured: Kelby Bower, Noah Cicoria, Kaylin Hill and Anonda Rapp