Give Where You Live Collier

Date: February 20th-21st

Time: 12pm-12pm

Location: Online,

Give Where You Live Collier is a Collier County-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy on noon February 20 until noon on February 21, 2019, for 40 selected nonprofit agencies in our community through online giving.

Friends of Foster Children Forever is proud to be one of the 40 nonprofit agencies that focus on the areas of basic needs and education.

For the fifth consecutive year – the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation are partnering to present Give Where You Live Collier.

Donations will be amplified with $500,000 in matching funds from the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

Third on Canvas – Painting and Art Auction

Date: Thursday February 21st, 2019

Time: 5:00-8:00pm

Location: The Naples Beach Hotel

A benefit for PAWS Assistance Dogs and Friends of Foster Children Forever

Each February, carefully chosen artists paint the wonderful buildings, original cottages, fountains, plazas, and courtyards of the Third Street South area including the beaches, The Pier, Crayton Cove and The City Docks. Watch the artists bring scenes to life and then attend the auction to bid on your favorites. Wander the stores and visit the restaurants or take a moment in the courtyards near the fountains. Details on Painting Days and the Auction Party are below. 

Painting days for 2019 are February 17 and 18 with the art auction taking place Thursday February 21, 2019, at 5 – 8 pm in the Everglades Room at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf ClubCome and enjoy a cocktail reception and art auction and experience a spectacular panoramic view of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

Cocktail Party and Auction Tickets: $75 per guest

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Event Sponsors: Third Street South; Naples Daily News and Gulfshore Life

12th Annual Boogie Bash

Date: Friday March 22nd, 2019

Time: 6:00-10:30pm

Location: Grey Oaks Country Club

Come and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Foster Children Forever in Roaring 20’s Style. Guaranteed to be a party to remember. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, fabulous entertainment by Pzazz Productions, celebrity emcees, live music, and a sensational auction all to benefit foster children in our community.

Reservations: $275 per guest $375 per Patron

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Please contact for more information!

Couture, Cuisine, & Charity

Date: Thursday April 11th, 2019

Time: 5:30pm-8pm

Location: The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

If you enjoy Sip & Sample, you’ll love Couture, Cuisine & Charity! Indulge in wine and culinary samplings from participating restaurants and retailers from The Village Shops on Venetian Bay.  
In addition, guests can enjoy an exclusive, runway fashion show from your favorite Village boutiques

Cost: $40 Advance Purchase, $50 at the event

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Sunshine 5K

Date: Saturday April 27th, 2019

Time: 7:30am

Location: Collier County Public Schools Administration Center

Friends of Foster Children Forever is excited to announce its 3rd Annual 5K Race! This event is designed to bring awareness to our community about the foster care system.

All proceeds from the race will benefit foster children in our community.

Registration Cost:
5K: $25 until March 15th — $30 03/16 thru 4/26 — $35 Race Day

1 Mile: $10 (Children 13 & under are free)

CASH PRIZES FOR TOP MALE & FEMALE IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: Overall Winner, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master.

Registration Open!

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Thank You to our Program Partners

On an annual basis, our Program Partners review FFCF grant requests and consider ongoing funding to support specific programs.