Naples, FL (December 11, 2020)
Youth Haven’s recent Home, Hope & Healing Online Fundraiser was a resounding success, raising over $11,000 to support the children & teens that depend on Youth Haven. The virtual auction, which launched on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020 and conceded on December 4, 2020, included items such as golf foursomes, gorgeous jewelry donated by Marissa Collections, gift certificates to local dining, spa packages, trips, gently loved high end designer handbags.
Youth Haven is grateful for the many local businesses that donated items for our Online Fundraiser. It’s been a difficult year for many due to the COVID 19 pandemic so this was a great way to not only support Youth Haven, but also Southwest Florida businesses. Thank you to: Bokampers, Cariloha, Congo River Golf, Daruma, Dave & Busters, Dillard’s, Doc Ford’s, Edison and Ford Estates, Florida Everblades, For the Love of Golf, Inc., Foxboro Sports Tavern, Gumbo Limbo (The Ritz-Carlton Naples), Kathryn’s Collection, Marissa Collections, Mel’s Diner, Naples Botanical Garden, Naples Grande Golf, Natalie’s Skin Solutions, Norman Love Confections, Pure Barre, On the Pontoon, Pampered Pet Resorts, Philip Douglas & Co., Ridgway Bar & Grill, Sam Snead’s, Tavern on the Bay, Tommy Bahama, True Fashionista, Turk + Turk, The Bevy, The Players Club & Spa, The Turtle Club and Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow & Desserts.
“By choosing Youth Haven, you are choosing to support the boys and girls ages 6-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or are homeless. Youth Haven is an immediate lifeline of safety, love and compassion for innocent children, and is the first step in a long journey back to trust, confidence and joy. We’re so grateful for our community’s support and thrilled that our Online Fundraiser was a success,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director.
About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Also situated on its campus is Rob’s Group Home, Youth Haven’s transitional living cottage, which provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay, for homeless unaccompanied teenagers ages 16 -19. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient, and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is focused on protecting and empowering children and teens in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.