Board Of Directors
Jane Bennington, president
George Miller, secretary
Bill Moreno, treasurer
Dear Fellow Pine Islanders,
Summer has arrived and the Beacon of Hope continues to shine.
Earlier this month we received an award from the United Way thanking us for all our hard work in our community. As a United Way
On June 20th, the Beacon hosted an Open House to celebrate our GED graduates. The band Strange Arrangement played which was greatly appreciated and a wonderful time was had by all. A special thank you to the Pine Island/Matlacha merchants who contributed to the fantastic gift basket.
In April we expanded our transportation program. A “new to us” bus was purchased and we endeavored to begin a bus route 3 days a week transporting Pine Islanders to Winn-Dixie,
Our Beacon Bites program (formerly Meals on Wheels) is providing meals for an average of 22 people daily. This program is a big undertaking and continues to be a success. A special thanks to Pine Island Pizza, Froggys, and Island Grill for donating meals one day a month. Also, thanks to St John’s women’s group who donate dessert treats one day a week to our program.
In July we are kicking off what we hope to be a permanent kid’s program called Healing Stitches. It was a super success last summer and I’m sure will prove to be one again.
The Beacon of Hope is here for you and our community. Come in and check us out. The Thrift Store is a treasure just waiting to be discovered. There are many ways to volunteer at the Beacon whether it’s for Client Services, mentoring a student, working at the Attic (thrift store), or delivering Beacon Bites to name a few. Come and be a part of our success.
And, one final word to our generous donors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. So many individuals and organizations on the Island and Matlacha have contributed to our successful continuation. You make the difference.
President of the Board
Beacon of Hope.
President of the Board, Beacon of Hope.