Note that the events are separated into two sections – Special Events & Ongoing Events.

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The Beacon of HOPE Pine Island Inc is a not-for-profit charity designated as tax-exempt under section 501©(3) of the IRS code.

Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services registration number CH18878

“A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 800-435-7352 toll-free within the state.

Registration does not imply endorsement approval or recommendation by the state”.

Special Events

Coming up

Holiday House – December  1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Christmas Dinner and Stockings

Read our new article on STRESS iunder the Wellness category.

The Cutest Pet Contest has been held. The winners are:

Dog – Orea owned by Michelle Nebergall

Cat – Zelda – owned by Hart & June Kelley

Other – Fiona(FeFe) – a bird owned b Charlie Butler.

Pictures will be in the Eagle.

The money from this contest will be used for the Beacon’s Transportation Program which takes Islanders to medical appointments and treatments anywhere in Lee County for Free. The money donated on Giving Tuesday which is November 28 will also go to this tremendous program. :You can donate anytime on our Website until the 28th. Just say it’s for Giving Tuesday.

The Samaritan Health and Wellness Clinic is now open every other Wednesday morning from 8 am to noon here at the Beacon.  This primary care clinic is for the uninsured and underinsured and is for all ages. It also deals with mental health issues. The cost is $50 with help available if needed. Call for an appointment at 239-360=7520.

The Attic – Every Tuesday is 50% off all clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Days of 50% off “almost everything” will be held on some Tuesdays. The next one is Black Friday, November 24. There will also be 75% off all china, plus an interesting raffle.

The “Jane’s Gift” Endowment Fund has been started. This will help us continue our mission for many years to come. See the details on the President’s page.



Ongoing Events

Community Programs/Client Services are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. You can make an appointment with a Case Manager at these times. Computers, fax and printer are available for use and the Emergency Pantry is open. We also have a Notary.

Beacon Bites and Transportation to medical appointments and treatments are ongoing. Call 239-283-5123 if you need either of these.

The Saturday Food Bank is on hold until further notice.

Wellness Committee – Next meeting – Monday, December 11th  at 10 am.

Fund Raising Committee Meeting – 3rd Monday of the month. Next meeting Monday, January 15th, 2024  at 10 am..

Veterans Outreach – first Friday of every month from 9am to 12:30pm. Call for an appointment.

Pine Island Cares – Next meeting will be Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Blood pressure screening on Wednesday from 1 to 2 pm and Saturday morning from 10 to 11 am.

Alzheimers Caregiver Support class. To register call 239-437-3007. Is held every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 9am at the Methodist Church.

Strange Arrangements – Monday 6 – 7:30 pm. A musical experience. Lessons given.

The Boy Scout troop will meet every Wednesday at 6 pm.

Girl Scouts meets on Friday nights at 6.

GED classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. Applications for classes may be made on Tuesday and Thursday between 9 am and 2 pm.

ESOL class – Every Monday  night at 7 pm at the Beacon and every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm..

Call the Beacon 239-283-5123 or Mary Lou Martin at 239-565-7012 to make an appointment for GED and ESOL classes.

The Attic (Thrift Store) is open from 9 am to 3 pm  Monday to Friday. Saturday hours are 10 am to 3 pm.  Donations may be brought from 9 am to 2:30 when we are open. To see what type of donations we are able to take, check out ” What We Do” on this Website and go to “The Attic/Thrift Store”.

Every Tuesday is 50% off clothing, shoes and purses. 50% off “almost everything” will be on November 24th..

Please wear a mask if you haven’t been vaccinated. If you don’t have one, we do have some available.

Stay safe.