PO Box 357, Matlacha, FL 33933 | info@pineislandfish.org

239-283-4442

Pine Island F.I.S.H. (Fellow Islanders Sending Help)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

   Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns for both our volunteers  and our clients, we are temporarily discontinuing our transportation  services until further notice.  The lending of mobility equipment and  financial assistance will continue on a case by case basis. If you have a  request, questions or concerns, or would like to discuss other options  for transportation, please call and leave a message at the number above  and we will get back to you.  Be sure to check back as the situation  improves to see when our transportation services resume. Thank you for  your support and stay safe.  Click below for COVID-19 information and resources from Lee County.

About Us

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

 Pine Island FISH is an all-volunteer association of neighbors organized to help those  living in the Matlacha and Pine Island Communities.  From its early  beginnings in the 1980s, Pine Island FISH has grown to an organization  of more than 75 members providing many valuable services. 

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Services

Who We Are

Who We Are

Pine Island FISH provides  non-emergency transportation, lends mobility equipment to those in need,  offers emergency financial assistance, gives respite relief for  caregivers and stays in touch with home bound neighbors.  If you need  help, call the FISH line at 239-283-4442 to connect with a volunteer who  is ready to help . 

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Volunteer

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Volunteer

Pine  Island FISH is in need of volunteer drivers, both on and off-island,  telephone volunteers, individuals able to provide respite, and more.  If  you are interested in becoming a FISH volunteer, call 239-283-4442 or  attend one of our meetings held on the first Thursday of each month at  3:00 pm at the Pine Island United Methodist Church . 

Please Donate

 

There  is never a charge for any  Pine Island FISH services.  FISH is funded  solely by donations.  Your  contribution helps ensure that FISH can  continue offering important  help. FISH is a charitable 501(c)(3)  organization. 


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Thank You!

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In 2020, Pine Island FISH celebrates more than 33 successful years  and continues its endeavors for those in need in the greater Pine Island  areas - all made possible by the generosity of our volunteers, donors  and  Valued Partners.

A Look Back at the Past Year

 With the steadfast help of many generous individuals and organizations in 2019, Pine Island FISH: 

  • Answered and assisted more than 1,000 callers.
  • Helped 81 clients with rent, utility, prescription or medical expenses totaling more than $31,600.
  • Loaned people in need over 500 pieces of mobility equipment.
  • Logged many hours providing non-emergency transportation for island residents for doctors’ visits and essential errands.
  • Matched donors with clients for specialized equipment such as hospital beds and scooters.
  • Served once again as the Lead Agency for the Islands' Basket Brigades, spending more than $18,800 for families, seniors, and children, including:
    New toys for 76 families with 200 children at Christmas, Winn Dixie gift cards at Christmas, Christmas Baskets for 12 seniors/singles/couples (assisted by the Matlacha Hookers), new school clothes for 145 children.
  • Partnered with PILOT (Pine Island Leaders of Tomorrow) after school and summer camp food programs.
  • Donated $1,000 for the Kiwanis playground in St. James City.
  • Partnered with Pine Island Elementary School for field trip transportation and fees.