SWFL Children’s Charities is dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system. A majority of the funds raised at the 2019 event went to fund local organizations focusing on children’s mental and behavioral health to help fill an under served and vitally important need for Southwest Florida.
This year’s theme wass Making Waves: Building Healthy Minds. Like water, we may not know what is happening below the surface of our minds and bodies. Every family has experienced the pain of mental health and we want to support the children and families who need our help the most. Nearly 1 in 5 families will face pediatric mental health issues and over 46,000 children in Southwest Florida have mental illnesses today.
Also new this year, SWFL Children’s Charities announced it’s partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to assist with the grant awards process. Equally as important as the funds we raise, are the recipients of those funds. With a focus on collaboration, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will assist us in awarding the grants to local organizations.
2017 Fund-A-Cause Mental Health
ABOUT US: Under the leadership of its Board of Directors and with the passionate and generous support of its Trustees, SWFL Children’s Charities has donated more than $22.8 million to local pediatric health care initiatives over the past eleven years making it the most successful fundraising event in Lee County and one of the top-grossing wine fests in the country. The trustees and sponsors underwrite the event and the nonprofit, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., and live auction proceeds go to local charities providing pediatric healthcare services in our region.