Youth Haven awarded $17,000 donation from HFTP – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter | Youth Haven News

Naples, FL (October 14, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $17,000 donation from the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

On October 10, 2019, during HFTP’s Board installation, a check was presented to Laura Lafakis, Youth Haven Development Manager. The money was raised at their 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Stonebridge Country Club in Naples, FL on June 8, 2019. HFTP’s goal was to raise $30,000 to divide between Youth Haven and Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. HFTP’s surpassed their goal by raising a record breaking $34,400.

HFTP stated on their Facebook page that they “couldn’t be more pleased to help Naples Therapeutic Riding Center and Youth Haven SWFL with the funds to support their causes as they contribute so much to our community. Thank you Laurie Rozeski and Debbie Formica for co-chairing this amazing charity event. Thank you to the Board and Committee for your efforts and support. And thank you to our sponsors and tournament players for your support!”

“Youth Haven is extremely thankful for HFTP’s generous donation,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “We’re grateful for the golf charity committee, the board, HFTP members and participants. Our community partners are amazing!”

The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s programs and services which support children & teens that have been abused, abandoned or are homeless.

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, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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