Through the generosity of the community and trustees, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. supports local pediatric health care initiatives in Southwest Florida. A majority of the funds raised at the 2019 live auction went to support children’s mental and behavioral health in our region. Awards also funded the continuing needs of the Golisano Children’s hospital including improving Opthalmology Services and children’s mental and behavioral health and funding for student scholarships at FGCU and FSW for health care sciences. In addition, funding went to nine other organizations providing healthcare services to children in Southwest Florida.
SWFL Children’s Charities also worked in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to assist in the grant-making process for children’s mental and behavioral grant awards in Southwest Florida. Grants were for children’s mental and behavioral health were awarded to David Lawrence Mental Health Center, FGCU Foundation and Valerie’s House. To learn more about the programs affecting change in the five-county region, click here.
As the needs of the children in our community change, so will our giving strategies. Southwest Florida Children’s Charities is committed to affecting change in the lives of Southwest Florida children specifically in the area of healthcare. By providing technology, supporting health care education and funding the new Children’s Hospital and new mental and behavioral health initiatives, SWFL Children’s Charities is changing lives, for the better.