Thank you for a Successful Back to School Drive!
We brought in several thousand dollars in monetary donations and many, many school supplies to ensure all of our P.I.E. students get off to a great start. While a lot more product was donated this year versus last, we still used some of the funds to fill in both some bigger ticket items, such as backpacks and pencil cases, and bigger quantity items requested by teachers, such as earbuds and earphones, pocket folders and dry erasers, etc.
All of the supplies will be dropped off prior to the school's big distribution day on August 5th. A check for all of the remaining donations will be presented to Principal Tom in the September meeting to purchase additional school supplies throughout the year.
This year's success was due to the 32 bins placed around the island at various business locations which included the Matlacha Post Office, The Perfect Cup, Blue Dog Restaurant, Trader's Hitching Post, Yucatan Bar and Grill, CW Fudge, the Old Fish House Marina Restaurant, Miceli’s Restaurant, Little Lilly's, Pine Island Community Church, Nick B’s Artisan Food Market, Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, Cutting Ties Salon, Pine Island First Baptist Church, Winn Dixie, Dollar General, Island Grill, Centennial Bank, Pine Island Methodist Church, the Pine Island Elks Lodge, the Pine Island Library, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, Cap'n Cons Fish House, Pine Island Auto Care, the Moose Lodge, Ragged Ass Salon, Low Key Tiki and the Pine Island First Baptist Church.
In addition, the Cape Royal Community completed a school supply drive and made this program a beneficiary of a Bingo night, and our Madam DJ led the effort for last Saturday's 'Stuff the Trailer Event" in partnership with Pine Island Auto Repair and the Ragged Ass Saloon. Both events were a big help to put us ahead of last year in funds raised and school supplies collected.
Thank you again for your help to make this a successful program!
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