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Braille "Have a nice day" chocolate bar made especially for Lighthouse of Collier by Olde Naples Chocolate

Naples Auto Donation Center, Inc logo

Donate your car to Lighthouse of Collier and get an itemized tax deduction for its full, true value!

Donate your car, truck, boat, or other vehicle, regardless if it’s running. Your donation will provide support to Lighthouse of Collier to assist in their mission in providing services to the blind and visually impaired in Collier County.

Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. has partnered with Naples Auto Donation Center, Inc. (NADC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit and Florida licensed, bonded and insured auto dealer to process donated vehicles.

When you donate get all the following:

  • Free Pick-Up from your home or office by a professional towing company at your convenience
  • A Great Tax Deduction for the value of your vehicle.
  • Fast and Easy – no paperwork hassle; NADC provides all necessary paperwork including transfer of title, tax deductible receipt for the donor, receipt of sale to the donor and the charity as well as a 1098-C IRS form.

NADC does it all just by calling 239-692-9840. NADC is a full service auto donation center providing pick up or towing, service minor repairs, complete detailing services and sale of the donated vehicle at auction, wholesale, retail or salvage depending on vehicle value and condition. Please don’t hesitate to contact Bill Walsh, NADC @ (239) 692-9840 with any questions and let them know that you’re calling to support Lighthouse of Collier.

A State of Vision” Florida License Plate Benefits Lighthouse of Collier, Inc.

A State of Vision” Florida License Plate Benefits Lighthouse of Collier, Inc.

February 7, 2013, NaplesNews.com

This attractive orange, yellow and blue Florida license plate depicts a symbolic lighthouse with the wording: “A State of Vision.” The distinctive design and positive message has proven to be popular with Florida motorists statewide. Statewide 5,000 of these special license plates have been purchased or renewed.

When "A State of Vision” license plate is purchased or annually renewed, $25 goes to direct support services for blind and visually impaired Floridians! This is another way to support Lighthouse of Collier. Every “A State of Vision” license plate purchased or renewed in Collier County benefits Lighthouse of Collier.

“A State of Vision” license plate can be purchased at your local tag agency, County Tax Collector’s office or State Motor Vehicle office. You can purchase one anytime during the year, without waiting until the month of your birth.

Show your support for the blind and vision impaired of Collier County and get your “A State of Vision” license plate.

To order a license plate online go to: myfloridaspecialtyplate.com/a-state-of-vision.html

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2016 Outreach & Accomplishments

October

October 2016 – Natural Awakenings – Peer Support Group & Caretaker Support Group; pg. 71

October 2016 – Gulfshore Business – Can you see to read this?; pg. 47

October-December Issue of Naples Health – Open up your world and gain your independence

October 2016 – Napes Charity Register 2016-2017; pgs. 31 & 101

October 2016 – Trunkline – A publication of the Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated – Page 2

October 01, 2016 – UWCC Walk for the Way – 300 in attendance

October 02, 2016 – Diabetic Children’s Foundation – 2 in attendance

October 05, 2016 – ORCAM presentation at LOC – 8 in attendance

October 06, 2016 – UWCC Committee – 10 in attendance

October 13, 2016 – Florida Weekly – Seeing the Way; pg. A13

October 07, 2016 – Woman’s Republican Luncheon presentation of LOC – 85 in attendance

October 12, 2016 – Naples Children Education Foundation Meeting; Winter Wine Fest – 65 in attendance

October 13, 2016 – Pink Party for Physicians Regional – 125 in attendance

October 15, 2016 – White Cane Walk – 77 in attendance

October 15, 2016 – Please Touch Exhibit featuring LOC clients at von Liebig – 77 in attendance

October 13, 2016 – Naples Daily News- Annual Walk participants in Naples show people who are blind and visually impaired can do things – Seeing Differently; pg. 3A & 10A

October 18, 2016 – LOC Brown Bag Lecture Series – 32 in attendance

October 19, 2016 – Naples Children Education Foundation Meeting; Vision Initiative Meeting – 8 in attendance

October 20, 2016 – Cape Coral Rehab Governors Award Event – 50 in attendance

October 20, 2016 – Champions for Learning Literacy Meeting at CFCC – 35 in attendance

October 21, 2016 -

October 26, 2016 – Beach House Health Fair; 75 in attendance

October 27, 2016 – DBS – 4 in attendance

Monthly Facebook outreach from 10/01/16-10/31/16 = 2040 total monthly outreach

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
None

Guidestar: Updated and Platinum Status earned

The following press releases were sent out to the media:
October 04, 2016 – World Site Day – Blindness Awareness Month
October 25, 2016 – Nicole Shannahan joins Lighthouse of Collier
October 28, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier Support Group

Total Activities = 29; Total documented outreach = 2993

September

September – Gulfshore Life – Lighthouse of Collier; Can you see to read this?’ pg. 82

September – Gulfshore Life – Lighthouse of Collier Nonprofit Listing; pg. 120

September – eBella Magazine – Charitable Events Calendar - November 14, Strings Under the Stars; pg. 126

September – Natural Awakenings – Peer Support Group & Caretaker Support Group

September 06, 2016 – Dakota Leonard; letter to the editor

September 13, 2016 – WGCU Radio Promotion – ED promotes LOC and WGCU Radio on air

September 13, 2016 – UWCC Board of County Commissioners Proclamation; 100 in attendance

September 13, 2016 – UWCC Collier County Public Schools Recognition; 100 in attendance

September 14, 2016 – UWCC Walk for the Way – Committee Meeting; 12 in attendance

September 15-21, 2016 – Naples Florida Weekly – Lighthouse hosts brown bag lunch for visually impaired; pg. 20

September 15, 2016 – Memory Care of Naples Luncheon; 50 in attendance

September 16-20, 2016 – Coastal Breeze News – National White Cane Day; pg. B20

September 20, 2016 – LOC Brown Bag Lunch Series – 24 in attendance

September 21, 2016 – Girl Scouts of SW Florida Presentation – 8 in attendance

September 22, 2016 – Community Foundation of CC – Future Ready Collier – 48 in attendance

September 22, 2016 – The Arlington at Lely Palm Open House – 60 in attendance

September 23, 2016 – Life in Naples; LOC invites you to attend their Signature Event November 14, 2016

September 24, 2016 – Leadership Naples Presentation – Health Services Day – 51 in attendance

September 27, 2016 – Zumedic Mobile Urgent Care; Dr. Rahmanian, Dr. Liu – 4 in attendance

September 27, 2016 – Millenium House Adult Day Program; Tamyra Holland, Kristen Lucas – 2 in attendance

September 28, 2016 – United Way Kickoff Breakfast – 125 in attendance

September 29, 2016 – HCR Manor Care at Lely Palm Luncheon Presentation – 65 in attendance

September 30, 2016 – Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Presentation – 8 in attendance

Monthly Facebook outreach from 09/01/16-09/30/16 = 2,631 total monthly outreach

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
September 12, 2016 – Working together to make a difference in the community; 1129 emails sent

Guidestar: Updated and Platinum Status earned

The following press releases were sent out to the media:
September 02, 2016 – National White Can Day – Join the White Cane Walk
September 06, 2016 – Peer Support Group
September 14, 2016 – LOC Getting Back to Nature in SW FL with CREW & LOC

Total Activities = 30; Total documented outreach = 4,393

August

August – Touching Base with Lighthouse of Collier segments play throughout the month on WGCU Radio Reading Program; various topics

August – Health & Wellness Magazine; It Takes a Community; Together We Can Make a Difference; pg. 31

August – The Trunkline; A Publication of the Women’s Republican club of Naples; WRC’s Giving Tree Charity; Lighthouse of Collier

August – Natural Awakenings; Caregiver Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired; pg. 71

August 04, 2016 – Woman’s Republican Club Tour; 3 in attendance

August 06, 2016 – LOC Children’s Camp Celebration Picnic; 120 in attendance

August 09, 2016 – Meeting to collaborate with Naples Orchestra & Chorus/Anne Wilson; 1 in attendance

August 09, 2016 – Presentation to Kiwanis Club; 20 in attendance

August 11, 2016 – Meeting to collaborate with Storytellers/Bill Barnett; 1 in attendance

August 12, 2016 – Client interview at WGCU, Radio Reading; 5 in attendance

August 16, 2016 – LOC Health & Technology Fair – 100 in attendance

August 17, 2016 – United Way of Collier County Walk Committee Meeting – 10 in attendance

August 17, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily; Olson Joins Lighthouse of Collier

August 18, 2016 – Employee (Wendy Olson) interview at WGCU, Radio Reading – 3 in attendance

August 23, 2016 – United Way of Collier County Agency Presentation to Progress Rail – 50 in attendance

August 29, 2016 – Naples News Online – Von Leibig to host art exhibit for visually impaired

August 29, 2016 - Von Leibig to host art exhibit for visually impaired; Art to Feel and See; Front Page Neapolitan

August 30, 2016 – New Volunteer Tour of LOC/Tim Richardson – 1 in attendance

August 31, 2016 – United Way of Collier County Agency Meeting – 46 in attendance

August 31, 2016 – FSW Resource Fair Participant – 200 in attendance

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 08/06/16 = 827 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 08/13/16 = 1100 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/20/16 = 576 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/27/16 = 23 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/31/16 = 1191 weekly total outreach
Total = 3,717

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
August 01, 2016 – Join Lighthouse of Collier Low Vision Fair & Open House on August 16th!
August 26, 2016 – It Takes a Community – Lighthouse of Collier

Guidestar: Updated and Platinum Status earned

The following press releases were sent out to the media:
August 1, 2016 – LOC Health Fair
August 05, 2016 – 2016 7th Annual LOC Summer Camp
August 10, 2016 – LOC Health Fair
August 15, 2016 – Wendy Olson Joins Lighthouse of Collier
August 30, 2016 – Please Touch Exhibit

Total Activities = 34; Total documented outreach = 4,293

July

June 30-July 06, 2016 – Naples Florida Weekly; Visually Impaired Collier kids can sign up for camp (at LOC); pg A6.

July 2016 – Natural Awakenings; Peer Support Group for the blind and Visually Impaired (LOC)

July – WGCU Talking Radio Programing; “Touching Base with Lighthouse of Collier” – 6 days a week, one hour session – ongoing

July-September 2016 – Naples Health; LOC-Teaching the visually impaired how to navigate in a sighted world; pg. 37.

July 01, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily; Estes named to Board of Lighthouse of Collier

July 06, 2016 – Aston Gardens; Participated in Health Fair; 100 in attendance

July 09, 2016 – NDN; Letter to the Editor; Kudos to Patto written by Art Bookbinder; pg.8B

July 11, 2016 – Two Guys Catering visit Lighthouse of Collier Camp; 3 in attendance

July 11, 2016 – LOC meets with Arthrex to discuss sponsoring opportunities and to extend our appreciation for their support

July 14, 2016 – Terraces of Bonita Spring; CVRT educates residence about LOC services; 7 in attendance

July 14-20, 2016 – Naples Florida Weekly In the Know. In the Now; Lighthouse of Collier: Making life better for the blind and visually impaired; pg. A1

July 18, 2016 – Woman from the 239, together with the UWCC visited LOC Summer Camp; 8 in attendance

July 19, 2016 – LOC hosts Brown Bag Lecture Series at LOC; Supervisor of Elections; 25 in attendance

July 23, 2016 – LOC collaborate with JFCS and Bascom Palmer to host Eye Vision Seminar; 45 in attendance

July 26, 2016 – DBS Director Robert Doyle visits LOC Summer Camp; 1 in attendance

July 21-27, 2016 – Bonita Springs Florida Weekly earns top honors in state journalism awards; “Columnist and writer Roger Williams won first place in the Feature Reporting category for a story titled “Seeing life the way the blind do”, an article featuring LOC; pg. A1

July 28, 2016 – LOC attends and participates in FRCB Meeting; 150 in attendance

July 28, 2016 – LOC attends and participates in DBS 75th anniversary celebration; 100 in attendance

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/02/16 = 1697 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/09/16 = 2867 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/16/16 = 4352 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/23/16 = 2499 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/30/16 = 2710 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 07/31/16 = 526 weekly total outreach
Total = 14,651

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
July 11, 2016 – Join Lighthouse of Collier on July 23rd for a Free Vision Seminar!

Guidestar: Updated and Platinum Status earned

The following press releases were sent out to the media:
June 30, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. Appoints Darlyn Estes
July 11, 2016 – A Long and Winding Road; Written by Rick Hart
July 18, 2016 – Shining the Light on a Lighthouse of Collier Board Member; Art Bookbinder

Total Activities = 32; Total documented outreach = 15,107

June

June – WGCU Talking Radio Programing; “Touching Base with Lighthouse of Collier” – 6 days a week, one hour session – ongoing

Spring/Summer 2016 – Seniors BlueBook Florida; Vision Resources pg. 62.

June – Natural Awakenings – Caregiver Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired; pg 71

June 02, 2016 – Orthoptic Day at Barrington Terrace; 40 in attendance

June 05, 2016 – the Evangelist Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church Bulletin; Vacation Bible Study Mission – Lighthouse of Collier: Ways to Help; “This year at St John Vacation Bible School…chosen to support Lighthouse of Collier as our Mission Program.”

June 07, 2016 – ESight Visit with Collier County Schools; 6 in attendance

June 08, 2016 – Wake up Naples with the Collier Chamber; recipient of Collier County Business of the month; 200 in attendance

June 08, 2016 – NCEF Event; Summer Camp Training; 60 in attendance

June 09-15, 2016 – Florida Weekly Arts & Entertainment; LOC 7th Annual Summer Camp

June 09, 2016 – Ability Field Training Event with the YMCA & NCEF; 50 in attendance

June 12, 2016 – the Evangelist Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church Bulletin; Vacation Bible Study Mission – Lighthouse of Collier: Ways to Help; “This year at St John Vacation Bible School…chosen to support Lighthouse of Collier as our Mission Program.”

June 13, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily; Lighthouse of Collier earns Guidestar Recognition

June 13, 1016 – Beach House; Assisted Living Facility in Naples; 1 in attendance

June 14, 2016 – Collier County Business of the Month recognition at Commission Chamber; 60 in attendance

June 14, 2016 – DBS visits LOC; 1 in attendance

June 14, 2016 – Naples Botanical Garden collaboration meeting; 2 in attendance

June 15, 2016 – Tour to potential LOC Board Member; 1 in attendance

June 15, 2016 – United Way of Collier County Meeting; 50 in attendance

June 16-22, 2016 – Florida Weekly Arts & Entertainment; LOC 7th Annual Summer Camp

June 16-22, 2016 Florida Weekly; Healthy Living; Paratransit system available for those with disabilities

June 16, 2016 – Camp Abilities Initial Planning Committee Meeting – 2 in attendance

June 17, 2016 – LOC attends St John Church Family Dinner; 200 in attendance

June 18, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier Reaches Guidestar Platinum; pg. 25A

June 19, 2016 – Naples Daily News; Social Scene; Lighthouse of Collier earns platinum ranking

June 20, 2016 – LOC Summer Camp Training Session with potential volunteers; 20 in attendance

June 20, 2016 – LOC attends Bonita Spring Lions Club Appreciation Dinner; 40 in attendance

June 20, 2016 – LOC gives presentation to St Johns Church; 2 in attendance

June 21, 2016 – LOC Brown Bag Lecture Series with Paratransit; 32 in attendance

June 21, 2016 – DBS; 2 in attendance

June 22, 2016 – USTAFlorida.com – Blind Tennis? New Soundball Program Has Kids Rallying with Adaptive Program

June 22, 2016 – It’s your Business – The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Collier County Commissioners selected Lighthouse of Collier Inc., as the Business of the Month.

June 23, 2016 – REVS Institute – discuss collaborations; 5 in attendance

June 23, 2016 - DBS; 1 in attendance

June 23, 2016 - LOC Summer Camp Training Session with potential volunteers; 17 in attendance

June 23-29, 2016 – Naples Florida Weekly – 7th Annual Summer Camp; pg. A19

June 23-29, 2016 – Naples Florida Weekly; What’s my word? Generosity; Front Page Picture of Art Bookbinder

June 24, 2016 – Tony Dodge/ Greek Gourmet Bingo donation presentation to LOC; 1 in attendance

June 25, 2016 – Journal Media; Kicks & Kudos: Kudos – Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. was honored this month by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

June 25, 2016 – Naples Daily News Editorial Opinion; Kicks & Kudos: Kudos – Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. was honored this month by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; pg. 12B

June 28, 2016 – Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Tour; 2 in attendance

June 30, 2016 – Interview with Florida Weekly; 1 in attendance

June 30, 2016 – Naples Herald; Online news; Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. shines as County’s Business of the Month

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 06/04/16 = 1 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 06/11/16 = 538 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 06/18/16 = 2180 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 06/25/16 = 898 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 06/30/16 = 4703 weekly total outreach
Total = 8320

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
June 21, 2016 – Turning up the Heat this Sumer at Lighthouse of Collier

Guidestar: Updated and Platinum Status earned

The following press releases were sent out to the media:

June 07, 2016 – Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Hosted by Lighthouse of Collier
June 07, 2016 – Independent Traveling Throughout Collier County with Paratransit; LOC Brown Bag Lecture Series
June 09, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier Reaches Guidestar Platinum
June 22, 2016 – LOC 7th Annual Camp – It takes a Community: Together we can make a difference
June 22, 2016 – LOC Business of the Month
June 27, 2016 – LOC presents to United Cerebral Palsy; 2 in attendance
June 29, 2016 - Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. Appoints Darlyn Estes

Total Activities = 54 Total documented outreach = 9116

May

May 2016 – Gulfshore Business Magazine; Announced LOC Board Members for 2016; pg. 47

May 03, 2016 – Special Needs Children Fund – 12 in attendance

May 03, 2016 – journalmediagroup on line news; Letter to the Editor by Dakota Leonard; “Creating Hope”; Topic – LOC Summer Camp

May 04, 2016 – Naples Daily News; Letter to the Editor by Dakota Leonard; “Creating Hope”; Topic – LOC Summer Camp; pg. 9B

May 04, 2016 – Arlington of Lely; met with Community Director to discuss LOC services; 2 in attendance

May 11, 2016 – Bonita Springs News; Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce; Bonita Springs Eye Clinic, Char Lupke to speak at the Lighthouse of Collier Brown Bag Lunch Series

May 17, 2016 – LOC Brown Bag Lecture Series; 25 in attendance

May 17, 2016 – journalmediagroup, Letter of the Day; “Lighthouse”; Topic – LOC Summer Camp; pg. 8B

May 18, 2016 – Naples Daily News, Letter of the Day; “Lighthouse”; Topic – LOC Summer Camp; pg. 8B

May 19, 2016 – Attended meeting to discuss possible Camp Abilities Collaboration – 4 in attendance

May 20, 2017 – Bentley Village; collaboration with Brad Marquardt (low vision tool specialist); discussed low vision tools and LOC services; 25 in attendance

May 23, 2016 – Chamber of Commerce French Business Associates Connection; discussed new Technology – 25 in attendance

May 24, 2016 – Goodwill Transition Student Graduation; Richard Mancini receives Certificate of Appreciation – 60 in attendance

May 25, 2016 – Brookdale Open House Networking Event – 50 in attendance

May 2016 – CCPS Website; Visually Impaired – Blind & Partially Sighted – Information and Resources list - Lighthouse of Collier

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 05/07/16 = 761 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 05/14/16 = 40 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 05/21/16 = 1459 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 05/28/16 = 27 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 05/31/16 = 10 weekly total outreach
Total = 2297

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
NA

Guidestar: Updated and Platinum Status earned

The following press releases were sent out to the media:

May 03, 2016 – “Bonita Springs Eye Clinic” with Char Lupke at Lighthouse of Collier Brown Bag Lunch Series

May 03, 2016 – Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Hosted by Lighthouse of Collier

Total Activities = 24
Total documented outreach = 2505

April

Spring / Summer 2016 Seniors Blue Book – Vision Resources, pg. 62 & Volunteer Opportunities, pg,65.

April-June 2016; Naples Health Magazine; Teaching the Visually Impaired how to Navigate in a Sighted World; pg. 30

April 01, 2016 – Meeting with Marina Berkovich, Producer/CEO; ABG World Video & Audio Production to further discussions on video creation for LOC; 2 in attendance

April 04, 2016 – Journal Media Group; Business Columnist; Executive Suite: Blindness and MS don’t slow down Naples Philanthropists Art and Sue Bookbinder

April 04, 2016 – Naples Daily News, Business Section pgs. 1B & 4B; TEAMWORK- Bookbinders are partners in multiple volunteer efforts; Executive Suite: Blindness and MS don’t slow down Naples Philanthropists art and Sue Bookbinder

April 05, 2016 – Meeting with Wade Mastro; 4 What Technologies to discuss Web Design and outreach; 2 in attendance

April 05, 2016 – NDN online; Getting Back to Nature in SW FL with CREW and Lighthouse of Collier, Inc.

April 07, 2016 – Discovery Village Presentation to staff and residence; 20 in attendance

April 08, 2016 – The League Club Briefcase Breakfast; 250 in attendance

April 11, 2016 – Collier Association of the Visually Impaired Annual Picnic and Meeting; 30 in attendance

April 12, 2016 – Naples Children’s Education Foundation Meeting to discuss needs for children’s program; 3 in attendance

April 12, 2016 – United Way of Collier County Volunteer Fair – 125 in attendance

April 12, 2016 – DBS and family support meeting; 4 in attendance

April 13, 2016 – LOC tour to Ms. Denise Lasprogata and Rashi Saluja; both new volunteers to LOC; 2 in attendance

April 15, 2016 – CREW tour with clients and guests of community; 9 in attendance

April 19, 2016 – Meeting with local docent, Dottie Magen to discuss art history program for LOC clients; 2 in attendance

April 19, 2016 – LOC Lecture Series with CREW; 22 in attendance

April 19, 2016 – Meeting with local DBS staff; 3 in attendance

April 20, 2016 – UWCC quarterly meeting; 40 in attendance

April 20, 2016 – Meeting with Marci Seamples, IOM; Director of Development Naples Zoo to discuss Children’s program; 1 in attendance

April 20, 2016 – Meeting with UWCC 2016 Walk Committee; 4 in attendance

April 20, 2016 – LOC Tour with Carole Bucholtz and Daphene Wyatt; 2 in attendance

April 22, 2016 – Meeting and training with NCEF; 60 in attendance

April 23, 2016 – Special Needs Children’s Fund Golf Tournament and Volunteer; 200 in attendance

April 26, 2016 – UWCC Panel Review of LOC; 8 in attendance

April 26, 2016 – LOC tour for Connie Gallo and Nora VanHouten to discuss LOC health and yoga program; 2 in attendance

April 27, 2016 – LOC meets with panel review member of The League Club; 1 in attendance

April 27, 2016 – IEP meeting with CCPS; 5 in attendance

April 28, 2016 – Meeting with DBS; 1 in attendance

April 30, 2016 – LOC Summer Camp Recruitment Event; 10 in attendance

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 04/02/16 = 23 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 04/09/16 = 1493 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 04/16/16 = 1078 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 04/23/16 = 236 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 04/30/16 = 1127 weekly total outreach
Total = 3957

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
April 12, 2016 – Happy 7th Birthday Lighthouse of Collier

The following press releases were sent out to the media:

April 04, 2016 – “Getting Back to Nature in SW FL with CREW” at the Lighthouse of Collier Brown Bag Lunch Series

April 04, 2016 – Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Hosted by Lighthouse of Collier

April 25, 2016 – The League Club Thank You

Total Activities = 40
Total documented outreach = 4765

March

March 2016 – Gulfshore Business; pg. 54; Richard Mancini joined Lighthouse of Collier as its Case Manager”.

March 01, 2016 – LOC hosts Naples Lions Club Meeting at LOC Center; 9 in attendance

March 01, 2016 – LOC meets with Golden Gate Senior Center to discuss possible collaboration; 8 in attendance

March 02, 2016 - LOC ED gives tour to Glen Barron; new volunteer of LOC; musician and business professional; 1 in attendance

March 02, 2016 – The Banner; Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt; “The sounds of talking eggs will provide a wonder Easter egg hunt for the children in the area who are blind or visually impaired”

March 03, 2016 – Naples Florida Weekly In the Know; “Support Group Welcomes those facing Vision Loss”

March 03, 2016 – Outreach Committee visited the following places of worship: St Agnes Catholic Church, Temple Shalom, First Baptist Church; 6 in attendance

March 05, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier attends Optimist sporting event to display LOC educational materials; 55 in attendance

March 09, 2016 – Naples India Fest 2016 – Gourmet Indian Cuisine Vendor Benefiting Lighthouse of Collier”

March 09, 2016 – Met with volunteers to discuss LOC Birthday event and Volunteer Appreciation Event; 2 in attendance

March 09, 2016 – LOC meets with Career Source to discuss Vocation Rehabilitation, Career Opportunities for Transition and Adults and collaboration; 4 in attendance

March 10, 2016 – LOC meets with Lorenzo Walker institute to discuss collaboration and summer camp; 2 in attendance

March 14, 2016 – LOC visits von Liebig to meet with ED of The Naples Art Association to discuss collaboration and art class; 2 in attendance

March 14, 2016 – Naples Children and Education Foundation Grant Award Ceremony; 200 in attendance; LOC client performed at the event

March 15, 2016 – LOC Lecture Series with PAWS at LOC center; 25 in attendance

March 15, 2017 – LOC meets with Division of Blind Services; 3 in attendance

March 17, 2016 – LOC attends Freedom Waters Event with Freedom Waters and Boat Captain; b in attendance

March 19, 2016 – Naples India Fest; outreach at gourmet India Food Tent benefiting LOC; 300 in attendance

March 22, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily; Lighthouse Appoints Board Members

March 23, 2016 – Freedom Water Making it Happen Newsletter; pg. 6, Visually Impaired can feel the wind and air as they glide along the waves of the Naples Bay on 3/17/16; Thank you Gregg Ostrander!

March 24, 2016 – Naples Daily News post; Easter Events abound in Southwest Florida this weekend; Lighthouse of Collier collaborates with Royal Scoop to host Easter Egg hunt to children who are blind and visually impaired

March 24, 2016 – ED LOC meets Rebecca Alexander (Author who lost her vision due to Usher’s Syndrome) at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club book club breakfast; 50 in attendance

March 24, 2016 – ED LOC give tour to Bill Springer; potential volunteer and advisor; 1 in attendance

March 25, 2016 – Naples Daily News in the 239; pg. 18F; Lighthouse of Collier collaborates with Royal Scoop to host Easter Egg hunt to children who are blind and visually impaired

March 25, 2016 – LOC meets with DBS; 1 in attendance

March 25, 2016 – LOC attends RSVP Appreciation Luncheon; 100 in attendance

March 26, 2015 – Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt Event; Easter Egg Hunt for LOC clients; invited Lions Club of Bonita Springs and Bonita Eye Clinic to share table with LOC to educate public on services of all organizations; 300 in attendance

March 26, 2016 – LOC ED and Board Member meet with potential Chair for Family Event; 1 in attendance

March 27, 2016 – NDN, pg. 5A, “And they’re off…for eggs” Lighthouse of Collier collaborates with Royal Scoop to host Easter Egg hunt to children who are blind and visually impaired

March 27, 2016 – Journal Media Group; Annual fun tradition continues in Bonita Springs; Lighthouse of Collier collaborates with Royal Scoop to host Easter Egg hunt to children who are blind and visually impaired

March 27, 2016 – Sunday Edition of the NDN; Letter to the Editor written by Sue Bookbinder; “7 Years of ‘Light’”

March 29, 2016 – FGCU/WGCU Talking Radio show interview with LOC ED and to plan the “Touching base with Lighthouse of Collier” series; first show to air Wednesday April 6th at 6pm.

March 29, 2016 – LOC ED and COMS meet and tour CREW with ED and Naturalist in planning phase for monthly events with clients; 2 in attendance

March 29, 2016 – LOC attends “A Celebration of Collaboration” at the YMCA; Nichols Pediatric Center Ribbon Cutting and Mini Fenway Ability Field Opening Ceremony; 250 in attendance

March 30, 2016 – Met with ED of The Naples Art Association to discuss collaborative effort and classes available to LOC clients; 1 in attendance

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 03/05/16 = 959 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 03/12/16 = 774 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 03/19/16 = 1316 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 03/26/16 = 677 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 03/31/16 = 333 weekly total outreach
Total = 4059

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
March 03, 2016 – Marching into Spring

The following press releases were sent out to the media:

March 01, 2016 – “The Impact Animals Have on Individuals with Disabilities” at the Lighthouse of Collier Brown Bag Lunch Series

March 01, 2016 – Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Hosted by Lighthouse of Collier

March 07, 2016 – Naples India Fest’ 2016; Gourmet Indian Cuisine Vendor Benefiting Lighthouse of Collier

March 18, 2016 – “2016 Lighthouse of Collier, Inc., Center for Blindness and Visio Loss, is proud to announce the 2016 Officers and Directors.”

Total Activities = 46
Total documented outreach = 5,384

February

February 2016 – Natural Awakenings Magazine; Caregiver Support Group at LOC; pg. 79

February 2016 – Coastal Breeze; United Way and Lighthouse of Collier; online news

February 2016 – Hadassah Happenings; “Physicians Reception was sponsored by Hadassah’s Physicians Council and Lighthouse of Collier”

February 05, 2016 – Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce News; Support Group for Blind and Visually Impaired; online news

February 15, 2016 – LOC is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Summer Camp; online news

February 02, 2016 – LOC O&M safety meeting with community leaders – 3 in attendance

February 03, 2016 – Wayne Mullican Tours LOC; Greater Naples Leadership; 1 in attendance

February 04, 2016 – LOC attends Donor Advised Fund presentation at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management – 8 in attendance

February 04, 2016 – LOC meets with potential candidate for Event Chair; 1 in attendance

February 04, 2016 – LOC attends Project 10 Transition Conference; 150 in attendance

February 04, 2016 – LOC outreach committee visits 3 local churches to educate them on LOC services; 10 in attendance

February 07, 2016 – LOC presents to The League Club for funding for LOC Children’s Summer Camp Program; 40 in attendance

February 09, 2016 - LOC presents to North Naples United Methodist Church – 10 in attendance

February 09, 2016 – LOC presents services to Kiwanis Club of Greater Collier – 15 in attendance

February 10, 2016 – LOC participates in Senior Expo at Golden Gate Senior Center – 125 in attendance

February 10, 2016 – Kendall Kennedy tours LOC; 1 in attendance

February 10, 2016 – LOC attends Champions for Learning Dinner; Art & Sue Bookbinder recipients; 200 in attendance

February 11, 2016 – LOC participates in Aston Gardens Health Fair; 40 in attendance

February 12, 2016 – LOC meets with Collier County TVI & Lead ESE program Director; 2 in attendance

February 15, 2016 – LOC meets with Royal Scoop to discuss Easter Egg Hunt for children who are visually impaired; Hunt planned for 26 March; 3 in attendance

February 15, 2016 – LOC participates in Publix Appreciation Day; 3 LOC Appreciation Posters hang in area Publix stores

February 16, 2016 – LOC gives tour to Dr. Beck from Maximized Living and discusses Weekly Nutrition and exercise classes for clients; 1 in attendance

February 16, 2016 – LOC Brown Bag Lunch Series; “Tips to Reducing the Risk of Identity Theft” presented by Carrie Kerskie, President, Kerskie Group, Inc, and Director, Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University; 37 in attendance

February 16, 2016 – LOC meets with local DBS office to discuss clients, processes and collaboration; 4 in attendance

February 16, 2016 – CREW meeting to discuss LOC monthly O&M program at CREW location; 3 in attendance

February 16, 2016 – LOC Outreach Committee visits 3 local churches to educate them on LOC and the services provided; 8 in attendance

February 17, 2016 – LOC attends United Way of Collier County Quarterly Meeting; 45 in attendance

February 18, 2016 – LOC gives presentation to Optimist and meets to discuss LOC Services and collaboration – 15 in attendance

February 18, 2016 – LOC meets with 2nd TVI to discuss children’s program and summer camp; 2 in attendance

February 22, 2016 – LOC meets with participant and supporter of India Fest to discuss opportunity for LOC to be beneficiary of Gourmet Indian Food vendor; 1 in attendance

February 23, 2016 – LOC interviews Daniel Kish at WGCU; Recording Distributed to local media and organizations providing services to individuals with disabilities in the area and played on WGCU Radio Reading 3 separate occasions in February

February 24, 2016 – LOC attends “Meet the Author Breakfast with Rebecca Alexander” hosted by the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club; LOC meets personally with Rebecca and her Father to discuss possible collaborations in the future; 52 in attendance

February 24, 2016 – LOC gives tour to Bill Springer; Professional and potential volunteer; 1 in attendance

February 25, 2016 – LOC meets with Director DBS to discuss status, collaboration, processes; 1 in attendance

February 26, 2016 – LOC attends meeting with potential Events Chair; 2 in attendance

February 29, 2016 – LOC site visit of CREW with Crew ED and project manager; 2 in attendance

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 02/06/16 = 261 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 02/13/16 = 483 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 02/20/16 = 592 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 02/27/16 = 548 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 02/29/16 = 343 weekly total outreach
Total = 3007

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
No constant contact email send in February

The following press releases were sent out to the media:

February 04, 2016 – Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired

February 04, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. Brown Bag Lunch Series; “Tips to Reducing the Risk of Identity Theft”

February 29, 2016 – Talking Easter Eggs; Lighthouse of Collier is teaming up with Royal Scoop at their 22nd Annual Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt

February 29, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier hosts Peer Support Group

Total Activities = 45
Total documented outreach = 5,388

January

December 16, 2015 – Not previously reported – Outreach Committee (Board Member and Volunteer) visit St Williams Catholic Church and United Church of Christ to introduce LOC and the services LOC provides; 6 in attendance

2016 Salute – A Magazine for the Winter Wine Fest; “Now you see it – Children’s Vision Initiative”; pg. 104

January 2016 – DBS The Visionary – “Lighthouse of Collier Event Raises more than $75,000”, pg. 8.

January – March 2016 – Naples Health Magazine; Ad-“Teaching the visually impaired how to navigate in a sighted world: pg. 36

Winter Newsletter – CAVI News; Lighthouse of Collier’s Brown Bag Lunch Series, pg. 3.

January 05, 2016 – LOC attends FAASB meeting to discuss Children’s programming; 15 in attendance

January 06, 2016 – LOC attends NCEF Meeting to discuss Collier County Children’s Vision Initiative; 9 in attendance

January 06, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily – Charitable Notes – “Aston Gardens raised $1414 at its 12th annual Art Fest…as a fundraiser for Lighthouse of Collier:

January 07, 2016 – LOC Executive Director gives tour to two League Club Members and discusses financial need for Summer Camp program; 2 in attendance

January 12, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily – Charitable Notes; “Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. has been selected as a 2016 partner agency member with United Way of Collier County”

January 13, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily – “Lighthouse Earns Accreditation”

January 13, 2016 – Gulfshore Business Daily – “Lighthouse Hires Case Manager” Richard Mancini has joined Lighthouse of Collier as its new case manager and director of children’s programs.”

January 14, 2016 – LOC attends Positive Kids Camp in Immokalee to discuss vision loss and Orientation and Mobility, to include the use of Guide Dogs, for individuals with vision impairment; 45 in attendance

January 14, 2016 – Executive Director gives tour to CREW Executive Director and Volunteer Program Manager to discuss Monthly Program for LOC Adult clients; 2 in attendance

January 18, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier participates in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade; 1000+ people in attendance

January 19, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier Brown Bag Lunch Series with low vision specialist, Dr. Gartner; 38 in attendance

January 19, 2016 – LOC ED and several board members attend NCEF gathering for non-profits benefiting from the Winter Wine Fest to further provide them with the opportunity to network, and educate participants about other non-profits, the festival and auction items; 125 in attendance

January 20, 2016 – Guest Commentary: Upcoming Art in the Part event supports a great cause; “The Special Needs Children’s Fund has provided Lighthouse of Collier with essential funding for our summer camp so children can experience interacting with other blind and visually impaired children, enjoy community activities and field trips, learn about public safety and visit local attractions,” said Robin Goldstone Garcia…”Our camp promotes orientation and mobility, social interaction and independent living so that these children are at less risk of living lonely, isolated lives as adults.”

January 21, 2016 – Florida Weekly – Seeing the value of helping the visually impaired gain independence” Profiles in Paradise & Talking Points with Robin Goldstone Garcia, Executive Director Lighthouse of Collier”.

January 21, 2016 – Naples Daily News Business; Lighthouse of Collier Inc.,…named Richard Mancini case manager and director of children’s programs, Section B, pg. 1.

January 21, 2016 – ED and Board Member give tour to FGCU Dr, Felke and discuss conducting a study to determine the estimated number of individuals in CC who are blind and visually impaired; 1 in attendance

January 22, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier Board Members attend Bascom Palmer Evening Under the Stars; 200 in attendance

January 23, 2016 - Lighthouse of Collier attends Foundation Fighting Blindness/Retina Health 2016 Macular Degeneration Symposium; On site display LOC services and full page ad in brochure; 1000+ people in attendance

January 23, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier Executive Director and Board President attend Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic Eye-Ball Soiree; 220 in attendance
January 28, 2016 – ED meets with Ava Maria College Career Counselor to discuss LOC services, volunteer, internship and career opportunities; 1 in attendance

January 28, 2016 – LOC meets with Area Director of DBS to discuss status of clients, referrals and contracts; 1 in attendance

January 28, 2016 – LOC ED gives tour to Naples Community Hospital, Nurse and Coordinator for Geriatrics Division; 1 in attendance

January 28, 2015; LOC attends Meet the Kids day for NCEF; 200 in attendance

Weekly Facebook outreach ending 01/09/16= 622 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 01/16/16 = 640 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 12/23/16 = 1347 weekly total outreach
Weekly Facebook outreach ending 12/31/16 = 565 weekly total outreach
Total = 3,174

Constant Contact email marketing system. Emails from LOC:
590 emails sent on 01/14/16 – Welcoming the New Year

The following press releases were sent out to the media:
January 04, 2016 – Aston Gardens Art Fest Raises $1414 for Lighthouse of Collier
January 08, 2016 – Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. Earns 5 year Accreditation from NAC for Blind and low Vision Services

Total Activities = 35
Total documented outreach = 5,388