Happy Hours for Hope Support Meals of Hope

by | Apr 5, 2023 | Featured, In the News

Courtesy of Costal Breeze News

IslaMarotta, 2 Marco Lake Drive, has been the place to be for Happy Hours for Hope, not once, but two months in a row, as owner Cindy Marotta hosted the February and March fundraisers for Meals of Hope. Supported by Sunrise Rotary, Noontime Rotary, and the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island, Meals of Hope raises funds to eliminate hunger in Collier County.

It was a good time for a good cause at the March event, as those in attendance danced to the sounds of Rosetta Stone, aka Kiwanian Rose Kraemer. We were even treated to some tunes sung by Rotarian/Kiwanian Mike Murphy! A delicious spread of appetizers provided by IslaMarotta, along with happy hour beverages, made the evening complete. A 50-50 drawing is always a major part of the fun and funds, and this event was no exception. The drawing was won by Rotarian/Kiwanian Jill Sandberg, who generously donated her winnings back to the cause.
Happy Hours for Hope raise funds for the purchase of raw food materials for the Meals of Hope packaging event in November. Admission to each Happy Hour is only $20, which is a donation to the cause.

The organization is also supported by Friends of Hope, special individuals and companies who have all donated at least $650 ($750 for businesses). We thank the Friends of Hope 2023:

All Event Party Rental

Condee Cooling and Electric

Traute Gentry

Tom Menaker

Law Office of William G. Morris, P.A.

Dennis and Joan Pidherny

Robert and Donna Reiley

Jim and Allyson Richards

Arne and Jill Sandberg

Jacki Strategos

Robert and Catherine Thomas

Learn More about Meals of Hope

Ready to make a difference in your community? To learn more about Meals of Hope, read more here. To get you or your organization involved in our next meal packing event, fill out our form here. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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If you are interested in sponsoring a school’s Afterschool Meal Program or donating to ensure its continuity, please contact us to find out how you can help!