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Our Focus

A key focus of the Longshore Lake Women’s Club is to provide service to our community. We donate a significant portion of our revenue to various charities and organizations every year. Our Service Committee members identify potential beneficiaries that welcome monetary donations, donations of goods, and volunteers. These recommendations are presented to the LLWC Board of Directors for consideration during our annual budgeting process.

Blue Zones

Our involvement in Service, Social activities, and Community support helped Longshore Lake achieve Blue Zones approval in the summer of 2022.

Non-Profit

In December 2021, LLWC attained status as a 501(c)(4) organization, because of our active commitment to service in our community and beyond. We currently donate over $12,000 yearly to charitable organizations.

Service

The Longshore Lake Women’s Club (LLWC) has a longstanding commitment to supporting service programs through substantial donations. This tradition has been upheld since our establishment and remains unchanged. Our monthly Bingo events yield significant proceeds, which we channel towards supporting our charitable causes. In addition, we periodically organize fundraisers such as Casino Night and Winterfest to further facilitate donations. It is worth noting that we are an IRS-approved 501c 4 organization.

Our contributions have been directed towards various programs and organizations and may vary from year to year based on recommendations from the Service Committee. As of 3/1/24, the Service Committee consists of 19 members. We encourage all LLWC members to participate in the available service programs. Volunteering at Collier Harvest, donating food and clothing to Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee, and contributing gift cards to Holiday Gifts for Seniors are some of the available avenues. Needy children may also benefit from donations of school supplies. More such volunteer opportunities are listed below.

List of Charities

Alzheimer’s Support Network
LLWC makes a monetary donation to this non-profit organization that helps caregivers dealing with family members in Collier County who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Support Network website

Baker Senior Center  – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
A monetary donation has been made to the Baker Senior Center, a non-profit and non-sectarian organization that aims to cater to the human service needs of senior citizens in Collier County. The center offers various programs such as bereavement, dementia, family, and individual counseling, as well as socialization activities. Some of our members actively volunteer at the center. Baker Senior Center Website

Blood Center of Naples –VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The Community Blood Center of Naples comes to Longshore 4 times a year, making us one of Collier County’s most successful venues. Volunteers are needed to donate blood, organize, and work the blood drives, and provide cookies for the donors. Blood Center Website

Cancer Alliance Network (CAN)
A monetary donation is given to help cancer-stricken families who are facing financial and emotional challenges. The donation is used to assist them with rent and utilities, food, car payments to prevent repossession, and gas expenses to travel for treatment. In addition, free support groups and nutrition programs are offered to the families. Also, college scholarships are provided to graduating seniors who are cancer survivors. CAN website

Collier Harvest – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Collier Harvest is an organization that collects food from grocery stores in Collier County and delivers it to partner agencies. LLWC is responsible for collecting food from Publix at the Strand and Publix at Pebblebrooke every Monday and Wednesday of every month throughout the year.

Volunteers are needed to pick up the items from the back of the store and deliver them to St. Matthews House, Guadalupe Social Services, Robert’s Community Center, Coalition of Farm Workers, and Habitat for Humanity. Drivers are asked to commit to one day a month, and new drivers are always welcomed, particularly in the summer months. Collier Harvest website

Fostering Success
The non-profit organization in Collier County aims to provide social, educational, and financial assistance to abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Southwest Florida that the state does not offer. LLWC donates to this cause. Fostering Success website

Guadalupe Social Services –  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Guadalupe Social Services, located in Immokalee, offers support to individuals in need through various services such as a Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothing Room, Showers, Financial Assistance, and more. Every year, we organize a Donation Drive to collect Food, Clothing, Diapers, Shower Items, and other necessities, which will be distributed at Guadalupe Social Services. They have a Food Pantry and shower facilities available for both men and women. Guadalupe Social Services website

Habitat for Humanity
A monetary donation is given to this organization. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to building affordable housing for those who meet the qualifying criteria. In the past, groups of volunteers have played a crucial role in the building effort. Everyone aged 16 and above is welcome to participate, regardless of their skill level. There are various tasks available, such as painting, nailing, hauling water, or sweeping floors. Habitat for Humanity website

Holiday Gifts for Seniors – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Every November, the members of LLWC are asked to purchase gift cards for elderly men and women who are medically fragile and homebound. This opportunity is also extended to everyone in Longshore Lake. The gift cards are then delivered to the Collier County Division of Community and Human Services for distribution. Additionally, cash and/or checks are always welcome.

Laces of Love
LLWC provides monetary donations to this program that offers new shoes to underprivileged and low-income children in Collier County. These children are extremely happy and thankful to receive a brand-new pair of shoes, which is often their first pair of new shoes. Laces of Love website 

Neighborhood Health Clinic
LLWC donates money to this non-profit organization in Collier County. The organization provides quality medical and dental care to low-income, uninsured adults who are employed. Neighborhood Health Clinic website 
 
New Horizons
A monetary donation is given to New Horizons which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children and teens who are growing up in an environment of poverty, academic failure, and hopelessness. They provide tutoring, mentoring, and character-building programs at its trusted neighborhood clubs. New Horizons website
 
Pan Florida Challenge (Weekend Power Pack)
The LLWC has made a monetary donation to the Pan Florida Challenge, a Collier County-based organization that provides backpacks filled with healthy foods to children who may face the risk of going hungry on weekends. The Pan Florida Challenge takes diet and nutrition seriously, as studies conducted over the past decade have shown a direct link between healthy eating habits and the prevention of certain types of cancers. Weekend Power Pack website 
 
Parkinson’s Association of SWFL
The LLWC has made a monetary donation to the Parkinson’s Association of SWFL. This association is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. They focus on addressing the physical, emotional, and social aspects of Parkinson’s Disease. All their programs and services are provided free of charge.  Parkinson’s Association of SWFL website 
 
Relay for Life – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
A monetary donation has been given to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. This event is more than just a walk, as it brings together passionate supporters who share the vision of the American Cancer Society to end cancer for everyone. This experience is led by volunteers and unites communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and raise funds to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support. The goal is to ensure that everyone can prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Relay for Life website
 
Sarah Ann Drop-In Center (NAMI)
LLWC has donated money to this local facility that is part of the NAMI program (National Alliance on Mental Illness). This facility helps individuals receiving mental health services by teaching them socialization skills and assisting them with integrating into the community.  Sarah Ann Drop-In Center website
 
Scholarships
LLWC awards two scholarships every year to local high school seniors who are graduating. The selection is based on their leadership qualities, service to the community, financial needs, and academic performance (they must be in the top 30% of their class). We invite the students and their parents to attend one of our meetings and are always eager to hear their stories and learn about their plans for college and beyond.
 
School Supplies – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Every July, we request the members of LLWC and the Longshore Lake Community to buy and contribute school supplies. These supplies are then distributed to local elementary and middle schools, where they are provided to students in need who cannot afford them. We also welcome monetary donations.
 
Shelter for Abused Women and Children
A monetary donation has been given to The Shelter, which is at the forefront of leading the community in preventing, protecting, and prevailing over domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment, and social change. The Shelter provides two emergency shelters with 60 beds each, nine transitional living cottages, outreach services, prevention programs in schools, and training/education classes for businesses and agencies throughout Collier County. All services are provided free of charge. Shelter for Abused Women website