Echo Fights World Hunger

For more than 30 years, Echo has been helping thousands of organizations servicing small-scale farmers worldwide by spreading seeds of agricultural knowledge. By creating a global network, Echo shares solutions that promote sustainable farming techniques that improve food production. 

Stretch it Out

Inspired by Annie Ruth Campbell, Melissa Benson helped established Stretch It Out Enterprise, a faith-based, charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in February 2015. The mission is to serve those in the community in need of love, awareness or financial assistance. The organization is currently based in Lee County, but, as the name implies, it envisions expanding statewide and beyond.

The Elephant in the Classroom

Have you ever had that nagging feeling that something is just not right about your child’s performance in school? You know your child is smart, yet despite working so much harder than his friends, he is struggling. I am here to tell you: Parents, you are not alone! There is a condition called dyslexia that impacts 20 percent of our…

Be Brave!

About four months ago, someone told Jennifer Nelson she would be perfect as Executive Director of Uncommon Friends Foundation. Nelson prayed for a sign while attending church one Sunday. A written message, “Be Brave!” made its way into her hand from a member of her congregation. She received the message clearly and embraced it fully. She hasn’t looked back.

Fish on!

Want to reel in some fish and prizes, but also give back to the community? Join your fellow boaters at the 5th Annual Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament! If you’re looking for a way to support a local charity and get your fish on, then The 5th Annual Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament might be for you. The tournament will be June…

The Amazing Eight

roviding a safe place for homeless animals is the mission. Making a distinct difference in Cape Coral is the vision. A group of Cape Coral business owners are fearlessly assuming this responsibility. Teaming with the City of Cape Coral, residents and businesses they are seeing their ambitions unfold.

Sharing Comfort & Shipping Cheer

The holidays foster images of abundance, families gathering around dining tables overflowing with platters and bowls filled with tradition and plenty. Big screen televisions make their way to Christmas lists and standing in line at 3:00 a.m. for the latest gadgets, a pastime. However, for the service men and women protecting our freedoms in places like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq,…

Chasing Normal

I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 people in Africa die from AIDS.

Locals Helping Locals

"We didn't even have green beans and corn!" When she first came to the tiny Cape Coral Caring Center in the summer of 2000 as operations manager, Julie Ferguson found empty shelves; a circumstance she says is not unusual for food pantries during summertime.