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Businesses Hold Teddy Bear Drives for Local Children
Goodwill partners with local businesses to collect bears for Festival of Trees
By: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
ArtFest Fort Myers, GMA Architects and TDM Consulting, Imaginarium Science Center, Kelly Road Self Storage, Puddy n’ Pearl II, Rnells Tuxedos, and Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center are all hosting teddy bear drives for the Festival’
Goodwill hopes to collect 300 bears by November, in time for the start of the Festival of Trees on November 29 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District.
“We truly appreciate the support of local businesses,” says Madison Mitchell, spokesperson at Goodwill. “It’
If you are interested in hosting a teddy bear drive, or have new bears that you would like to donate contact Madison Mitchell at (239)995-2106 ext. 2213 or email MadisonMitchell@
Last year’s Festival and Gala raised $93,000 to support the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which provides long-term financial support to programs and services of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. In 2012, Goodwill helped 30,000 Southwest Floridians with disabilities and other disadvantages become more independent.