Naples, FL (April 13, 2020)
While Covid-19 has delayed many things, one thing that was unaffected was the Easter Bunny finding the time to visit the children and teens of Youth Haven. With the help of our community partners at Talis Park, TwinEagles Cares Club, STARability Foundation and Waterside Shops, the children and teens of Youth Haven woke up on Sunday, April 12th to Easter baskets full of fun activities, trinkets and candy. Later in the day, they participated in a massive Easter Egg hunt on our 24-acre campus.
“Our children and teens have been severely traumatized and we strive to provide them with a sense of normalcy in their lives,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Thanks to the donations of our caring community members, our youth were able to enjoy the fun spirit of the holiday and take their minds off the current situation. We are grateful to everyone who donated to make this Easter extra special for all of our children and teens.”
If you have any questions or would like to support Youth Haven, please contact Laura Lafakis, Development Manager, at 239-687-5175 or Laura.Lafakis@youthhavenswfl.org.
About Youth Haven
Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.