Community House Helping Spread Holiday Cheer

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Sanibel Community House has been blessed this year by volunteers, donations, classes, and programs. In that spirit the Community House wanted to give back in several ways.

Chef Jarred is cooking and feeding those less fortunate every other Saturday with Burning Bush Ministries, Fort Myers. Since SCA believes in partnering with other non-profits seeking to help others, this is a great pairing. It is interesting to note those receiving meals do not want to be photographed. As so many are seeking food security, The Community House is happy to be a part of the solution.

The Community House held a pet food drive during the first two weeks in December. More than 500 pounds of food for dogs, cats, and birds were collected for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Fort Myers. Pet beds, toys and kitty litter were also donated. Harry Chapin Food Bank was very appreciative with the help filling their pantry.

In partnership with Friends Who Care, The Community House helped collect toys for children living on the island or who’s parents work on the island. This program is in it’s 37th year. The need for toys was greater than ever. Elves busily used the Great Hall to sort and wrap gifts spreading cheer.

As 2020 has taught us, health is more important than ever. For the third time this year, The Community House has hosted Lee Health Blood Center bus in their parking lot. The blood stays in Lee County. Lee Health has expressed they are in desperate need of blood. This is a great way to give a gift to another person.

Happy Holidays from the Community to members, friends and family!

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