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Friends Of Foster Children 8/2/16

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 12:25:50-04

– Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) is partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts in Naples to collect school supplies for local foster children now through July 29.

 

“We are very excited that Dunkin’ Donuts in Naples will be helping us collect school supplies this year,” said Jane Billings, Executive Director of FFCF. “This is truly a great opportunity for us, the more supplies collected, the more foster children can be ready for the first day of school. What a blessing.”

 

Each year, FFCF distributes back to school supplies and other needed items to over 300 local foster children who otherwise might be unprepared for the new school year. 

 

This year, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee owner Michael Koroghlian, along with his team, have organized and is hosting a much needed supply drive at their four Naples locations: 1575 Pine Ridge Road, 390 9th Street North, 4835 Immokalee Boulevard, and 13180 Livingston Road at the corner of Pine Ridge.

 

Individuals and groups are urged to drop off school supplies today through July 29 during store hours which are 5am to 9 pm at each location.

 

“We are striving to make a difference in our community by providing foster children with the adequate tools for success as we enter the new school year,” says Patricia Moskol, Community Relations Director Naples Donuts dba Dunkin’ Donuts.

 

Dunkin’ Donuts wants to make sure local foster children are prepared for the new school year, they ask you to please consider donating any of the following items, as much or as little as you can. All donations are greatly appreciated.

 

Items needed are:

#2 pencils

Black Sharpies

Clear Tape

Colored Pencils

Composition Notebooks

Crayola 24 Count

Dry ease markers

Folders with prongs and pockets

Glue Sticks

Highlighters

Index Cards

Large erasers

Loose leaf college ruled paper

Loose leaf wide ruled paper

Pencil boxes

Pencil pouches

Blue pens

Red pens

Post-Its

Protractors

Rulers

Scissors

Pencil sharpeners

College ruled spiral notebooks

Wide ruled spiral notebooks

Three ring binders

 

For more information about the Back-To-School Supply Drive, please contact Patricia Moskol,

Community Relations Director, Naples Donuts dba Dunkin’ Donuts at PMoskol@NAPLESDONUTS.com.

 

About Friends of Foster Children Forever

The mission of FFCF is to focus on the children they serve by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. 

 

The charitable organization works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who enters, or is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties. Foster children are the most at-risk of academic failure in our community and through the FFCF Academic Mentoring program, these children achieve and sustain good academic grades and develop a belief in themselves and that they can succeed.  

 

For more information about Friends of Foster Children Forever or how to help, visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.net or call (239)262-1808.