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There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

-Nelson Mandela


We are changing the world by changing the lives of children. Envision a future where every child is healthy, active and ready to learn. Imagine a world where healthy children—body, mind and spirit—grow into healthy adults who contribute to a healthy society.


That’s what the Naples Children & Education Foundation is all about, and this year’s Fund a Need initiative focuses on Children’s Healthcare—dental, mental health, primary care and vision. You can make a profound difference in so many children’s lives by helping to ensure they are able to receive the medical attention that every child deserves.


Poverty has increased almost 10% in the past decade in Collier County with more than half of the children identified as economically needy. These children are under heightened stress as a result of exposure to trauma, mental health concerns, poor academic achievement, inadequate healthcare, and loss of family.


  • 16% of children in Collier County lack health insurance compared to the national average of 7.6%
  • Collier County is the third largest county of uninsured children in Florida
  • Children represent the most vulnerable segment of society and suffer disproportionately in terms of mortality risk
  • One in five children under the age of 18 has a diagnosable mental health disorder
  • 65% of third grade students in Collier County experience tooth decay
  • One in four children has an undetected vision problem


NCEF grants provide children in need with essential medical and healthcare services that have measurable outcomes and a life-changing impact.


The Fund:  It’s All in the Cards!


This year’s Fund a Need will support programs that promote children’s healthcare:


  • $100,000
    • Provides 300 children visits with a Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    • Provides 25 children with surgery to correct amblyopia (lazy eye)


  • $50,000
    • Provides essential communication skills for 8 non-verbal children
    • Provides oral surgery for 10 children including IV sedation


  • $25,000
    • Provides 500 children with monthly behavioral health services
    • Provides 100 children with primary care visits


  • $10,000
    • Provides 50 children with complete health screenings
    • Provides 70 children with eye exams performed by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist


  • $5,000
    • Provides 10 children with a comprehensive dental exam
    • Provides 25 children with mental health assessments


  • $1,000
    • Provides 15 children with dental sealants
    • Provides 20 children two pair of eyeglasses, one pair for school and one for home


How it works:

Your registration packet includes five cards that display your paddle number. Four of the cards display a specific dollar amount on one side and a signature line on the reverse side. The fifth card displays a write-in area for you to choose the amount with a signature line on the reverse side.

Following the auctioneer’s call to action, every paddle holder has the opportunity to drop one (or more) of the signed cards in to the bucket provided by volunteers as they move from table to table through the tent. Every dollar raised will go to support NCEF’s Children’s Healthcare to pave the way for a child to be successful in life.


Stand tall and encourage your friends and tablemates to sign the cards with love!  Your participation will be one of the best investments you can make for the benefit of the children in our community. Make it a bright sunshiny day… it’s all for the kids!


Caring Patrons of the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival

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