The Need

There are over 400 children currently in foster care in Collier County.

On average, foster children are moved location 4-6 times.

50% is the graduation rate of foster children from High School. (84% is the National Average)

3% of foster children graduate College

Last year Friends of Foster Children helped over 1,200 foster children.


To focus on the children we serve with targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential.



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Sip & Sample

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: The Village Shops on Venetian Bay – 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL, 34103

Purchase your $40 pre-sale Passport (or $50 at the door) and discover international wines and appetizers from your favorite Village Restaurants and Merchants!

Once your passports (which are your tickets) are purchased, you can pick up your passports and wine glasses at our registration table under the Village Shops of Venetian Bay tent on the M Waterfront Grille/Ben & Jerry’s side of the shops. Passports will have a list of participating restaurants and merchants, and as you stroll around the shops, each restaurant or merchant you visit will stamp your passport and offer a glass of wine and/or appetizers.¬†

Participating merchants and restaurants include:

All proceeds benefit children in foster care in our community.

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