Islander families with children up to 18 years of age who need a little help to make the holidays merry this year should register for gifts no later than Monday, November 15th. Referrals are also welcome. To register or refer a family, contact Karen, FISH Basket Brigade Chair, at 513-265-7123 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org, If Spanish conversation is required, please contact Nancy at 239-257-8385. Families, please provide a few specific gift ideas for each child aged 0-12 when registering. Children ages 13-18 will receive a gift card. Gift pick up will be December 18th from 9-11 am at the Pine Island United Methodist Church.
Supporters who wish to contribute can either adopt a child, provide toys (list of popular items in the link below) or gift cards up to a $50 value to general retailers, such as, Walmart, Target, Kohls, Beall’s, Dollar General, etc., or provide monetary donations to FISH. Donation deadline is Dec. 10th, with gift drop off available at the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Station #1. Contact Karen at 513-265-7123 to discuss which option you are interested in.
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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In light of the difficulties presented in 2020, Pine Island FISH is particularly grateful for the outpouring of support from our donors, volunteers and Valued Partners. In addition to donations throughout the year, our community really stepped up to support the Clothing for Kids and Christmas Brigades. Pine Island FISH is entering its 35th successful year and continues its endeavors for those in need in the greater Pine Island areas - all made possible by such generosity.
With the steadfast help of many generous individuals and organizations in 2020, Pine Island FISH: