Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns for both our volunteers and our clients, we have had to curtail trainsportation services. Click the link below for more information.
The 2020 Pine Island FISH Basket Brigade is underway for in-need families with children and seniors/couples to assure that they enjoy the holiday.
Requests or referrals of Pine Island and/or Matlacha residents should be submitted to Mary Jo at 283-7862, Vicki 437-1171 or Nancy (Spanish) 257-8385 no later than Friday, Dec. 4th to allow time for shopping, sorting and assigning of gifts. A limited attendance wrapping party will take place on Friday, Dec. 18, at the Pine Island United Methodist Church (PIUMC) narthex; a drive-thru distribution will take place the following day, Sat. Dec. 19 at 9 – 11 am, at the same location. In addition, the PIUMC Kids’ Clothing Room (containing gently used clothing items) will also be open on the 19th at the same time in the adjacent parking lot. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE WRAPPING, DISTRIBUTION AND CLOTHING EVENTS.
Brigade members suggest that parents provide suggestions as to kinds of gifts their children would like (but please, no electronics). Brigade shoppers will do their best to accommodate those wishes within our budgetary limitations.
For specific questions about the Brigade, contact Mary Jo or Vicki at the numbers listed above.
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.
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 .
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 .
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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With the steadfast help of many generous individuals and organizations in 2019, Pine Island FISH: