The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® held a donation drive during September to collect much-needed items for the Abuse, Counseling, & Treatment shelter in Fort Myers.

On Oct. 4, SCIAR hosted Meg Dalabes, Community & Education Development Coordinator for ACT. She spoke to the membership about the organization’s various services for abuse victims and members of the community in need: an emergency protective shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, one-on-one counseling, advocacy, support groups, a children’s program, and information and referrals for those seeking assistance in other matters. Dalabes also accepted the many pillows, sheet and towel sets, toiletries, and children’s items donated by island REALTORS®.

ACT is always in need of the following items:
Pillows and pillow cases
Bath/hand towels & wash cloths
Twin flat and fitted sheets
Shampoo and conditioner
Toothpaste and tooth brushes
Disposable Diapers (all sizes)
Children’s snacks and juices
Gift cards in $10 increments

Anyone who would like more information about ACT or to volunteer or donate, should visit