A Child's Life

"I’m very proud that I’ve changed my life and my daughters’ lives. I’m very grateful for what you’ve done for my family."

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Every year, we help more than 2,500 kids and families in Southwest Florida. We create brighter futures for children. We strengthen families. We help teens pursue bright futures ... teens like Robert.


As a child, Robert had many secrets. His father, a drug addict and alcoholic, didn't know how to keep Robert safe. The cupboards were always empty. The electricity didn't work. No one was there to teach Robert what it meant to be a family. 

Until he couldn't take it anymore. Finally, he asked for help and entered foster care. As he approached his 18th birthday, he found something else: hope. See how we led Robert toward a bright future.

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Local contact

Main number: (239) 334-0222
Fax: (239) 334-0244
1940 Maravilla Ave. | Fort Myers, FL 33901

Julie H. Schneider
Executive Director

Angela Beers
Charitable Giving Director

Mary Ensor
Special Events Coordinator

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