A special thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Back-to-School Brigade a success!!
We could not have done it without the generous support of the many islanders and corporate sponsors who donated, and the many organizations who joined us for the day. Participating organizations included the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department, Lee County Sheriff's Response Unit, Beacon of Hope, Pine Island Food Pantry, and Samaritan Health & Wellness Clinic.
Nearly 200 children received clothing, backpacks, school supplies, gift cards and personal care products to get their school year off to a great start. Many also took advantage of the opportunity for vital health checks, and a yummy visit to the Community Outreach ice cream truck.
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, and provides information and a list of local respite care providers for family caregivers. 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, 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.