TCH spreads holiday cheer with outreach efforts
The Community House on Sanibel has been blessed this year by volunteers, donations, classes and programs, officials reported. In that spirit, TCH wanted to give back to the local community.
Every other Saturday, Resident Chef Jarred has been cooking and feeding those less fortunate with Burning Bush Ministries in Fort Myers. As the Sanibel Community Association believes in partnering with other non-profits seeking to help others, it has been a great pairing. Officials noted that with so many seeking food security, TCH is happy to be a part of the solution.
For the first two weeks in December, TCH held a pet food drive. Over 500 pounds of food for dogs, cats and birds were collected. Pet beds, toys and cat litter were also donated. Officials reported that the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida was very appreciative with the help filling its pantry.
In partnership with Friends Who Care, TCH helped collect toys for children living on the island or whose parents work on the island. The program marked its 37th year this season and the need for toys was greater than ever. “Elves” busily used the Great Hall to sort and wrap gifts to help spread cheer.
In addition, for the third time this year TCH hosted the Lee Health Blood Mobile in its parking lot. With the health system in desperate need of blood, all of the blood donated stays in Lee County.