Captains For Clean Water Coming To Congress Jewelers

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Capt. Daniel Andrews, CFCW Co-founder & Executive Director and Capt. Chris Wittman, Co-founder, Director of Outreach and Engagement

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Captains for Clean Water (CFCW), a grassroots nonprofit on a mission to restore and protect Florida’s waters for the use and enjoyment of all, will be at Congress Jewelers in the Bell Tower on March 14 in collaboration with a showcase of spectacular designer jewelry, with proceeds from sales committed to the nonprofit.

Congress Jewelers has partnered with famed jewelry designer PeJay Creations and David Kord to host a designer showcase full of brilliant color on Tuesday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Respected for their classic, timeless, and tailored creations, both PeJay and Kord have pledged a percentage of sales to Southwest Florida’s most respected advocate for clean water.

Captains for Clean Water is a grassroots nonprofit organization that fights to restore and protect the area’s water resources. In a continuation of their longtime allegiance with CFCW, Scot Congress said, “We are proud to host the ‘Captains’ once again as their representatives provide information on their goals and mission for Southwest Florida’s need for clean water.”

During the March 14 designer showcase from 5 to 7 p.m., Capt. Daniel Andrews, CFCW Co-founder & Executive Director and Capt. Chris Wittman, Co-founder, Director of Outreach and Engagement will provide guests with an update on their progress with ongoing water quality issues.

After extensive damage from Hurricane Ian and 41 years on Sanibel Island, in early December 2022, Congress Jewelers relocated to Suite 165 in the Bell Tower in South Fort Myers to begin a new chapter in their long history, according to Melissa and Scot Congress, of Congress Jewelers, one of Sanibel’s longest operating businesses. The company plans to rebuild on Sanibel as soon as possible. Congress Jewelers offers its trademark SeaLife by Congress™, featuring unique creations inspired by the beauty of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Added Melissa Congress. “We are delighted to be welcomed by the Bell Tower, along with eight other businesses that have relocated from the Islands, as we continue our tradition of providing consistent quality, value, craftsmanship and service to our customers.”

Founded on Sanibel Island in 1984 by Larry and Dee Congress, Scot – who is a third-generation jeweler – and Melissa continue to guide their retail operation. For additional information, contact the store at 239-472-4177.

About CFCW. Captains For Clean Water is a grassroots nonprofit that fights to restore and protect Southwest Florida’s water resources. The organization was founded in 2016 by two fishing guides who “had enough” of Florida’s poor water management practices devastating area estuaries. The organization works to advance science-based solutions through efforts focused on awareness and education, empowering people to speak up for water quality and hold elected officials accountable. They have united the outdoor industry, environmental groups, business community and concerned citizens around these important issues, with more people becoming involved in the fight for clean water.

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