Hundreds attend Naples fundraiser for Guadalupe Center of Immokalee
NAPLES – A fundraiser was held for the Guadalupe Center, which helps educate children and families of Immokalee.
At Naples Botanical Gardens on Wednesday night, the event titled A Taste of Brazil featured a party that was themed after the country's famed Carnival festival.
"There will be a silent auction items, live auction items," said Barbara Oppenhein, president of the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee.
Proceeds from the auctions are given to the center to help pay salaries and upkeep on the Immokalee facilities.
N.F.L Twin players, Mike and Maurkice Pouncey were the event VIPs.
"To see these kids have the opportunity to better themselves and lives are awesome," said Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The duo posed for pictures and encouraged everyone to support the Guadalupe Center.
"It just means so much to us to come back and give back to kids that are less fortunate," said Mike Pouncey.
Teenagers who went through the center and children were also there as success stories.
"The Guadalupe Center is important for multiple reasons but the guess the main one would be education that I'm getting. Through it I was able to get a four year scholarship paid for at FGCU," said Jeanette Arvizu.
The Guadalupe Center holds the fundraiser once a year, but look at to the left of this article to information on how you can donate now.