Some 40 volunteers served a sit down traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimming to approximately 200 clients. Also provided were a cookie decorating station, goodie bags for the children and a robust take-home food pantry. You can view the pictures from the event at our Gallery Page.
On Friday, July 27 the Café of Life distributed 170 book bags containing school suppliesand uniforms to needy children of Bonita Springs. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department deliverd the book bags to the Leitner Neighborhood Park with sirens blaring, and stayed to assist with the distribution. The Palmira Community generously
Dear friends, Consider a tree for a moment… As beautiful as trees are to look at we don’t see what goes on underground. A tree must develop deep roots in order to grow strong, to branch out and to bear fruit. I see the Café of Life to be like
Our newest “branching out” initiative is to provide transport for children from Bonita Elementary School to their Saldivar community homes following the after-school tutoring program. These children are seriously challenged in school and in desperate need of assistance, but transportation was not available from either their parents or school so
2017 turned out to be a unique year due to Hurricane Irma which left us closed for two weeks and thrusted into helping those impacted. Natural disaster relief/recovery was new to us but with the generosity of our donors and volunteers, we continue to provide assistance to flood victims. The
One of Pelican Landings several teams, this one with team leader Lynn Corum, has been supporting the Cafe for many years. They serve monthly during the season with their most recent support on Jan 8. Pictured from left to right are: Lynn Corum, Darlene Bell, Beverly Haas, Janet & Mike
There was a very special time at the Cafe’ as Christmas joy was spread to the greater community.
Today the Cafe of Life served 125 people-in-need a very special Thanksgiving meal at Leitner Neighborhood Park in Bonita Springs. Some 45 volunteers donated over 170 hours to organize, prepared and serve the meal. De Simms was the event coordinator. Clients were served at their table rather than then the
The Spring Run community has been a longtime supporter of the Café. The team led by Paula Blake provides a meal once a month all year. The Spring Run community is also providing a meal regularly via Chef Steve and Manager Josh of their Country Club. We wish to thank
You can watch the video of The Naples Daily News’ coverage of the cafe of life here.