The League Club grants and donations top $400,000

Twenty-three grants were awarded to area nonprofits in Collier and Lee Counties this month by The League Club of Naples.  These grants will address community needs including enhancing education for 2,720 students; providing healthcare and emergency shelter for 1,200 people and combating hunger with 141,042 meals.  This year’s grants totaled $352,569.  An additional $48,444 was made in donations to emergency funds of Collier Comes Together Coronavirus Relief Fund, Harry Chapin Food Bank and St. Matthews Pantry.  $38,444 was raised via a member challenge.  This brought the total of The League Club financial gifts to the community in the past 12 months to $401,013.

President Maria Lane Arends points out “For over three decades The League Club has strengthened our community through our grants and donations.  During this pandemic, the needs are great.  This year’s financial awards support local nonprofits in their work for human well-being.  Our ‘Commitment to Community’ remains stronger than ever as we recover from the pandemic.  We are very proud that The League Club has invested over $5.6 Million in the community since 1987.”