The COVID-19 pandemic affected many of us, but it had the greatest impact on the underserved and underprivileged members of our community.

The work of the Naples Children & Education Foundation is now more vital than ever: As breadwinners lost their jobs, the fragile economic structures of disadvantaged families began to crumble. Children have been hit the hardest. When schools closed, they were deprived of nutrition and after-school care, along with a range of essential services.

To lend a helping hand, we invite you to join in our Drawn Together: Creating Hope campaign. Draw or color on one of the downloadable illustrations of our four important service categories and spread the word to your friends, neighbors and co-workers. We are truly all in this together. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you can help bring NCEF’s work to life.

Here’s how you can change a child’s future:

Download and print our coloring templates, or save the image to your tablet or phone.

Unleash your creativity and color in your vision of a better tomorrow.

Share your creation on social media with the hashtag. #DrawnTogetherCreatingHope

Donate and encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.

Email your finished creation to us.

Your generous donation will help NCEF

fulfill its mission in the following investment categories:

Child Advocacy

Child advocacy refers to a range of individuals, professionals and organizations that speak for and protect our community’s most vulnerable children. These agencies provide children in need with a voice, shelter, crisis counseling, mentorship and the essentials to help them overcome the challenges they face.

Early Learning

A child’s early years lay the foundation for their lifetime. Enriched learning experiences stimulate a child’s growth in all key developmental areas. An environment with well educated and caring staff, high program standards and a curriculum based on a child’s developmental needs is critical to that child’s long-term success.


NCEF grants provide children in need with essential medical and healthcare services that have measurable outcomes and a life-changing impact. Therapeutic intervention modalities include applied behavioral analysis, counseling, equine therapy, speech and language therapy and therapeutic recreation.

Out-of-School Time

Programs that operate during after-school, holiday and summertime hours improve engagement in learning by helping young people build stronger relationships with adults, foster better work habits and increase feelings of personal efficacy.

All four of these investment categories have been seriously impacted by the events of the past few months, and your help is more valuable now than
ever before.

Make a Donation Now

Download Templates

Zoom in on NCEF Backgrounds

Dress up your Zoom virtual meeting space with free backgrounds from the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival! When talking to friends, joining a family reunion or logging in for a business meeting, use an NCEF or NWWF-themed background to show your support of our mission and our world-renowned fundraiser, the Naples Winter Wine Festival.

Choose from backgrounds depicting wine glasses, the new NCEF headquarters, loving hands among verdant grapes, or NCEF / NWWF logos. To download our backgrounds, click on the image. It’s a fun and unique way to promote NCEF as we adjust our routines during the pandemic.

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