The East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) uses its members’ dues payments to fund several donations projects during the year, and Christmas giving is no exception.
This Christmas, Maribel Slabaugh, the ENMA Donation Coordinator brought the Board’s attention to 2 worthy recipients.
Catholic Charities of Collier Country was in need of funds to purchase Christmas gifts for underprivileged kids who reside in East Naples. On Monday, December 3rd, a check for $500 was presented to this organization by several Board members on behalf of all the ENMA Members.
PAWS Assistance Dogs acquires and trains golden retrievers as service dogs and gives them to Military Veterans free of charge who have PTSD to help them cope. The training of each dog takes years and costs upward of $35,000. On Tuesday, December 18th, a check for $250 was presented to the executive administrator of PAWS attended by Zelda, a service dog in training, by Board President Sandra Simmons and ENMA Donation Coordinator Maribel Slabaugh on behalf of all the ENMA Members.
Your ENMA dues dollars at work for two good causes in the East Naples Community.