What is The Art of Giving?
The Art of Giving is our fundraising event that promotes the understanding that generosity to those less fortunate nourishes the human spirit, enriches our lives, and transforms our community. For decades Trinity-by-the-Cove has been raising money for Collier County Charities. Each year 100% of the net proceeds raised by the Art of Giving remain in Collier County and our Grants Commission has an extensive process to review applications from local charities, including follow-up to ensure that funds are used appropriately. Our focus this year will be Physical Health and Development, such as The Cancer Alliance of Naples, Baby Basics and Collier Harvest.
This year, over six thousand vulnerable people have received assistance from the Archangel Fund. Since March, we have made fifteen emergency grants in response to hardships caused by Covid-19 providing over 50,000 meals for hungry children, women and men living in the poorest sections of Immokalee, East Naples and Golden Gate. Additional help has been provided to the abused through The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, the terminally ill through Avow, the addicted with the help of David Lawrence and the children of migrant workers via Guadalupe Learning Center.
You have made a big difference and thousands will never forget your generosity at their time of great need. Although 2020 has been enormously challenging, the aftermath of Covid-19 will present new challenges. As we recover from so many lives lost and so many jobless, we will depend on our 2021 event to raise money for new charity partners.
For more information on the charities we have funded and our ongoing efforts to adapt to changing needs in Collier County, please call our office at (239) 262-0353.