Through the generosity of the community and trustees, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. supports local pediatric health care initiatives in Southwest Florida.
Funds raised at the 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest benefited Golisano Children’s Hospital to help build the new SWFL Children’s Charities Eye Institute giving the gift of sight to more children in Southwest Florida. There was a 277-day wait time to see the pediatric ophthalmologist. With the recent addition of two other ophthalmologists, funded by SWFL Children’s Charities in 2019, this has dropped significantly. With the additional space and facilities, new patients should be seen within two weeks of referral. Truly a gift! Funds also go to Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College to fund scholarships and equipment supporting students in the pediatric healthcare professions.
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 continued funding Golisano Children’s Hospital initiatives, SWFL Children’s Charities is changing lives, for the better.