Programs or organizations that we’ve donated to or participated in recently are listed on this page. We do not necessarily participate in or donate to the same organizations each year. They vary somewhat yearly based on the recommendations of the members of the Service Committee.
All LLWC members are encouraged to join in some of the service programs. Volunteer opportunities are available to LLWC members each month to allow members to pick and choose to volunteer in areas that might be of interest to them.
For more information on our charities, please see the listing below. If you would like more information about an individual charity, please contact the member listed on the LLWC Contact page.
Non-members should contact Merle Payne or Pat Flynn
Alzheimer’s Support Network
The Longshore Lake Women’s Club contributes a cash donation to this non-profit Collier County organization which assists caregivers dealing with family members who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. View Alzheimer’s Support Network web site
Angels Undercover of Collier County is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote education by providing school uniforms (shorts and shirts) to those elementary school students who would otherwise come to school inadequately dressed. Through this gift, we help students arrive at school ready to learn.
Blood Center of Naples
The Community Blood Center of Naples comes to Longshore four times a year, making us one of Collier County’s most successful venues.
Volunteers are needed to donate blood, organize and work the drives, and provide cookies for the donors.
A cash donation is given by the LLWC to help fund mammograms and cancer treatments for women who are uninsured and underinsured. 100% of the donations received stays within our beautiful community. The organization is run solely by volunteers, all of whom are breast cancer survivors.
Collier Harvest collects food in Collier County and southern Lee County from grocery stores, specialty shops and restaurants. The food is then delivered to partner agencies. LLWC has been assigned to Publix at the Strand and Publix at Pebblebrooke on all Mondays and Wednesdays every month throughout the year.
Two women pick up the items at the rear of the store and delivers the items to Immokalee: Guadalupe Social Services, Robert’s Community Center, Coalition of Farm Workers and Habitat for Humanity. Drivers commit to one day a month. New drivers are always needed, especially in the summer months. We currently have 17 drivers.
In addition to this, we have asked the members of the Women’s Club to donate shower supplies and feminine products that will be distributed at the Guadalupe Social Services where showers are provided for men and women.
For more information visit the Collier Harvest web site.
Friends of Foster Children
The Longshore Lake Women’s Club contributes a cash donation to this non-profit Collier County organization whose mission is to provide abused, neglected and abandoned children in SWF with the social, educational and financial assistance support the state does not. View Friends of Foster Children web site
Guadalupe Social Services
Guadalupe Social Services provides support to those in need in Immokalee through services such as a hot lunch, food pantry, clothing closet, shower program and more. Once a month LLWC volunteers go to Guadalupe Social Services to serve lunch in the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen.
Five to Eight women carpool to Immokalee the third Wednesday of the month, leaving our clubhouse at 9:45 and returning around 2:00. We are always looking for more volunteers and would love to have you join our group!
Men and women in our community have been delivering bakery items to Guadalupe Social Services through Collier Harvest for many years.
In addition, we are collecting travel sized toiletries and feminine products for women.
“Yani’s parents were migrant farm workers FROM Guatemala, and as a family, they ate in the very soup kitchen that Yani manages today”
To learn more about Guadalupe Social Services, please visit their web site
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for those who qualify and Longshore Lake is helping! Every Tuesday, members of our community (men and Women) join others to help build houses. We are currently building in Immokalee. Whether you paint or pound nails, haul water or sweep floors, there is something for everyone 16 and older, no skills required.
We meet to carpool by 7am at the Target parking and head back for lunch at noon. We are always looking for more volunteers whether you join us one time or every time, you are welcome! If you would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity and the many other ways you can get involved, please visit the Habitat for Humanity web site.
Holiday Gifts for Seniors
In November of every year, members are asked to purchase gift items for elderly men and women who have low fixed incomes and are medically fragile.
Gift cards and checks are also welcome.
Gifts are delivered to the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida.
Naples Senior Center at Jewish Families and Community Services
Jewish Families and Community Services JFCS is a non-sectarian and non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the human service needs of the Collier County senior population. It has programs for bereavement, dementia, family/individual counseling and socialization activities.
Laces of Love
Cash donation is made to this program which provides new shoes to low income & disadvantaged children in Collier County. Read more about Laces of Love on their website
Cash donation is made to this local organization which provides support to amputees so that they may more easily navigate the physical, psychological and financial hurdles that accompany the experience of losing a limb. Visit their website Miracle Limbs
Neighborhood Health Clinic
The Longshore Lake Women’s Club contributes a cash donation to this non-profit Collier County organization which delivers quality medical and dental care to low income, working but uninsured Collier County adults. View Neighborhood Health Clinic web site
Cash donation. New Horizons 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.
Parkinson Association of SWF
Cash donation. Parkinson Association of SWF promotes quality of life for persons with Parkinson disease and their care partners. It addresses the physical, emotional and social aspects of Parkinson disease. All of their programs and services are free of charge.
Relay for Life
Cash donation to this event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, funding research on different kinds of cancer, education and support for cancer victims and their families. Visit Relay for Life website
Sarah Ann Drop-In Center
Cash donation is made to this local facility, which is a program of NAMI, and is a place for persons receiving mental health services to learn socialization skills and receive assistance with integration into the community. Visit the Sarah Ann Drop-In Center website
Two scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors from local high schools. The selection is based on leadership, service, and financial need.
In July of every year, members are asked to purchase and donate school supplies, which we then distribute to local Elementary and Middle schools, to supply to students who may not be able to afford them.
Cash donations are also welcome.
Shelter for Abused Women and Children
The Shelter is leading the community to Prevent, Protect and Prevail over domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change.
A community is visioned free from domestic violence so that every home is a safe haven for the family it shelters.
Visit their website
Pan Florida Challenge (Weekend Power Pack)
Cash donation to this Collier organization that gives back packs filled with nutritious foods to children who would otherwise be at risk for not having much to eat on the weekends.
If you would like more information about an individual charity, please contact the member listed on the LLWC Contact Page.