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For any further questions, please contact Tina Figliuolo at (941) 627-4313, ext.118.Press Releases
2012-Nov-13: The 13th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit Dinner will be held this year at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. Tickets are now available For a donation of $12, each attendee receives the opportunity to sample various soups from some of the area’s best eateries and takes home one of the handcrafted “empty” bowls made by the students and citizens of Charlotte County. There will be live musical entertainment again this year for all to enjoy. A silent and live auction along with hand-crafted vases filled with flowers will also be available to raise additional funds for our cause.
Proceeds support the Charlotte County Homeless Student Program, The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Good Samaritians, and the Yah Yah Girls’ Back Pack Kidz to continue preventing hunger in our community.For more information on tickets and/or sponsorship, please visit our website at www.les.ccps.k12.fl.us/emptybowls or contact Joann Winkler at 255-7515.
2012-Oct-20th: Bring your boards and teams of friends to participate in this Free Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by The Elks Lodge #2125 located at 20225 Kenilworth Blvd. in Port Charlotte on October 20th at 9am. Food and beverage specials along with the Big Red Bus will be there! Bring canned food in support of The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and donate your blood to save local lives! For more information and to sign your team up please contact John DeRoche at (941) 743-8922 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012-Oct-Recurring: B.I.N.G.O. We know where you want to go, Bingo! Bingo! Go To Bingo! Every Tuesday and Friday, at the Port Charlotte Elks Lodge #2153 starting at 11:00 a.m. Located off of Veterans Blvd. at 20225 Kenilworth Blvd. Port Charlotte. For more information contact Luz Torres at 941-627-4313 ext. 115 or email email@example.com.
All proceeds benefit the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition!
2012-Oct-04: The Greener Cleaner’s Bowling Benefit for The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition was a great success! This event was held Sunday, September 30 at Bowland, located at 3192 Harbor Blvd. in Port Charlotte. Andy Carter and owner Tom Beddia of The Greener Cleaner coordinated the staff and volunteers for this team bowling tournament. They raised a whopping $2281.12 in one evening for The Homeless Coalition. Prizes, contests and a chance auction were part of an exciting evening! Proceeds will benefit the core programs at the Coalition including the Hunger Prevention Program as well as others. Community partners like The Greener Cleaner who give their time and talents to improve our community is appreciated and we thank you for all your support!
From left to right: Terry Lobb, Diana Segura, Val Douse (Greener Cleaner Employees), Tina Figliuolo (Dir. Development at CCHC), Tom Beddia (owner of Greener Cleaner) and Andy Carter (Greener Cleaner),Ashley Gouin (Vol. Coordinator at CCHC), Tammy Roush and Debbie Vuolo (Greener Cleaner)
2012-Sept-17: Come out and enjoy a fun and exciting night at the Greener Cleaner’s Bowling Benefit on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Bowland in Port Charlotte from 5-7pm. The Greener Cleaner will host this benefit which all proceeds will be given to The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. [see flier]
A four-person team will cost $100 and includes a large pizza and pitcher of soda/beer. To register your team, please contact Debbie at 941-764-0053. There will be several unique auctions including a money tree and exciting contests throughout the evening. So grab your bowing shoes and come out for a great time with your friends!
2012-Sept-8: Get your boogie shoes on and come to the show! On Saturday, September 8 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center the Boogie Blues Show will be in full swing, sponsored by The Mosaic Company.
The Florida Blues Brothers and The Boogiemen will provide entertainment for a fun filled night of dancing and music. Raffles, photos and prizes for the best Blues Brothers costume will be awarded. All proceeds benefit and support the programs at The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Tickets are $16. For flier and ticket purchase locations: CLICK HERE. For additional questions and information please contact, Tina Figliuolo at 941-627-4313, ext.118.
2012-Jul-31: Food Donation Drive - The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition food pantry has been giving food to individuals and families since 1989. The pantry is located in the Coalition’s Offices at 1476 Kenesaw Street in Port Charlotte. The food pantry serves more than 300 households a month and the need is greater during the summer months.
A special group of dedicated volunteers has designed boxes and placed them at various locations throughout the community. The Homeless Coalition is collecting non-perishable food and toiletries. The current locations for dropping off donations are:
North Port Locations
VFW Post 8203: 4860 Trott Circle (941) 423-6825
Lakeside Plantation: 2200 Plantation Blvd. (941) 423-5500
W. Kevin Russell, P.A.: 14295 South Tamiami Trail (941) 429-1871
AmVets Post 312: 7050 Chancellor Blvd (941) 429-5403
Port Charlotte Locations
Winn-Dixie: 3280 Tamiami Trail (941) 625-2151
BB&T Bank: 19720 Cochran Blvd. (941) 255-2142
Waste Management: 25515 Old Landfill Rd (941) 628-0019
Integrity Employee Leasing: 3626 Tamiami Trail (941) 625-0623
Elks Club #2152: 20225 Kenilworth Blvd (941) 629-4545
Neil Armstrong Elementary School: 22100 Breezeswept Ave. (941) 255-7450
2421 Cyber Café: 2421 Tamiami Trail (941)249-4059
Punta Gorda Locations
Koch & Company: 225 W. Virginia Ave. (941) 637-0544
BB&T Bank: 2390 Tamiami Trail (941) 833-9233
Pinnacle Family of Companies: 520 Rio de Janeiro (941) 347-4040
Florida Gulf Coast University: 117 Herald Court #211 (941) 505-0130
Spa One: 115 Taylor St (941) 505-6111
Charlotte County Clerks Office (Justice Center): 350 Marion Ave. (941) 639-3111
Freedom Boat Club, Jim Cull: 150 Laishley Ct #117 (239) 218-0181
The community’s help is needed and always appreciated.
For additional information or to participate, please contact Randy Benedict at the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, (941) 627-4313, EXT. 127
2012-Jul-21: This Saturday, at the Seminole Casino, located at 506 S. 1st Street in Immokalee FL, will have a slot tournament benefitting the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. This tournament supports our Emergency Homeless Shelter, with 50% of the proceeds going directly to our organization.
The 5-minute sessions will be held from 1 - 9 PM and costs only $10 per person to enter. The prize pool will award players for their winnings. Click to see the poster below:
2012-Jul-10: It is an extraordinary day when a local business and members from the community come together for a great cause. The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition was the proud recipient of a grant in the amount of $2450.10 from BB&T Bank.
This generous donation helps our organization purchase food from the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and supplies for the beautification project in the dining room. Food purchased will be used for our Hot Meals Program we have 7 days a week, 365 days of the year and food pantry every Friday for residents of Charlotte County and neighboring counties. The beautification project has improved the appearance of the dining room and functionality for our guests.
Our warmest thanks and gratitude to BB&T Bank for this generous contribution and to Donna Dunbar for her efforts. The Homeless Coalition is greatly supported by these community partners and with their support make it possible for us to continue our mission.
Jim Kelley, Connie Duncan, Dee Lundgren, presenting the check for food
Some food purchased for the Pantry
Jim Kelley and Stephanie Tougas Painting the Dining Room