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The Heights Foundation School Supply Outreach

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The Heights Foundation is seeking individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to provide school supplies for the Foundation’s annual outreach program. The July 26 event provides supplies for nearly 400 low-income children living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. “Our goal is to ensure that every child has the necessary supplies to succeed in school,” said Julie Workman, Chief Advocacy Officer for the Heights Foundation. “The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average. Many parents cannot provide all the things their student will need. We want to send children back to school ready to learn.” The Foundation has a wish list that groups can complete. “We are looking for organizations whose members can band together to meet the need. A local church can sponsor all the pencils we need, a business or philanthropic organization may be able to provide backpacks for all of the children. Donations may also be made online at our website.” Individuals, businesses, churches or organizations interested in participating can contact Matt Wallace at (239) 482-7706 or matt@heightsfoundation.org. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made on the web at www.heightsfoundation.org/donate. About the Heights Foundation The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. The 14,000 square-foot Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center opened in February 2013. Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 1,200 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 55% Hispanic, 36% African-American, and 9% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood. ###

Occurs once: Jul 26, 2013 (2:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Contact Name: Matt Wallace
Contact Phone: 2394827706
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The Heights Center
15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Ticketing Phone: 2394827706
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