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South Fort Myers Service Project: Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

by Angie Filian | Dec 11, 2018

 

 

At the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office, we strive to serve the needs of Lee County residents and that begins with giving back to our community. Many of our employees, and not to mention each one of our service locations, support a local nonprofit or charitable cause through various fundraising efforts. In some of our previous blogs we have highlighted the Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres and North Fort Myers service projects, but now it’s time to share the amazing local organization that our South Fort Myers office supports: Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

 

When the South Fort Myers service location was looking at sponsoring an organization that had a positive impact on the area, they immediately decided on Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The hospital was in its final stages of construction when the South Fort Myers office saw this as the perfect opportunity to help and support local children needing medical care. The previous manager at the South Fort Myers service center had a personal connection to the hospital and received the opportunity to tour the hospital and visit the oncology area before the hospital was open to the public. Golisano Children’s Hospital has a dedicated hematology/oncology program. This program is staffed by specialized nurses who care for young cancer patients and give them a “home away from home.” This is Southwest Florida’s only pediatric hematology/oncology program, nationally certified by the Children’s Oncology Group through the National Cancer Institute and provides an invaluable resource to children and families. Since the South Fort Myers office began their fundraising efforts through candy sales, they have raised more than $4,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital.

 

At the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office, we believe anything that has to do with helping children is a good cause! We are so proud of our team members who volunteer, participate and support the community in any way they can. The South Fort Myers Service Center has your back and the backs of all the children at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Click here to learn more about the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.