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YOUTH HAVEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SEVENTH ANNUAL GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE CAMPAIGN

Naples, FL (January 21, 2021)

Youth Haven is one of 40 local nonprofits selected to participate in the Seventh Annual “Give Where You Live” campaign, hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County. The 24-hour campaign will run from noon on February 10, 2021 until noon on February 11, 2021. Funds will be maximized through a matching fund generously provided by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of Collier County.

According to their website, “Give Where You Live Collier is a Collier County-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy. This year, with canceled events and lack of donations due to COVID-19, our nonprofits need your help more than ever! Built upon the idea that everyone can be a philanthropist, this project provides an easy way to support the education and basic needs efforts of 40 nonprofits though a 24-hour, online fundraiser and reminds the community of the importance or making a difference where you live.1

“We’re honored to participate in this important fundraising event,” says Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “We’re grateful for the generosity shown by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of Collier County. The funding we receive will help make an immediate impact in transforming the lives of our traumatized youth.”

 

Donors are able to give to Youth Haven by check, credit card, or wire transfer. To make a donation starting on February 10, please visit https://www.givewhereyoulivecollier.org/organizations/youth-haven-inc

Donations must be made during the 24-hour campaign timeframe. Please note that it takes more time to process a wire transfer so if you are interested in donating stock please contact Lisette Holmes at (239) 649-5000 or email LHolmes@cfcollier.org.

For more information, contact Laura Lafakis, Youth Haven’s Associate Director of Development at Laura.Lafakis@youthhavenswfl.org or (239) 687-5175.

 

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.