“Love Your Neighbor” to support the Heights Foundation
“Love Your Neighbor”, an annual event featuring Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs, will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Gulf Harbour home of Debbie and Tony Migliore. Guests will enjoy an assortment of culinary creations from local restaurants along with a selection of fine wine and spirits. Live and silent auction items will be offered and all proceeds will benefit the School Success programs for at-risk children in the Harlem Heights Neighborhood. $150,000 was raised at last year’s event. 2014 sponsors include Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, Cheryl and Dave Copham, Mrs. Bernese Davis and Private Client Insurance Services, Elaine and Fred Hawkins. “We believe it is important to support our neighbors in the Harlem Heights community’” said Debbie Migliore. “The Heights Foundation’s mission is to build strong, self-sufficient families and education is the key to their success.” “Our School Success program includes academic tutoring, after school and summer camp programs, scholarship and college access assistance, school supplies, and tuition support”, said Kathryn Kelly, President and CEO of The Heights Foundation. “Each program is geared to meet the specific needs of children and young adults who seek to further their education. The Gulf Harbour community has been very supportive of the Heights Foundation and we appreciate the Migliore’s opening their home for this important fundraiser.” Tickets are now on sale for $150 each and space is limited. Sponsorships that include a pre-event VIP party are also available. Purchase tickets at www.heightsfoundation.org or call Laurie at (239) 482-7706. About the Heights Foundation and the Heights Center The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. We work 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. 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. For more information visit www.heightsfoundation.org or call (239) 482-7706.
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The Gulf Harbour Community, Fort Myers, FL 33908