“The Gift of Love” event on Feb. 8 to support the work of Youth Haven

The Escalante and Astratta Art® Gallery are teaming up for a special event called “The Gift of Love” on February 8, 2018, to benefit the children of Youth Haven.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only emergency residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.  Youth Haven serves more than 2,400 children and family members annually and has earned a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for three consecutive years.

The fundraising event will take place in the courtyard of The Escalante located at the corner of 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South in the middle of Old Naples.  An art preview reception will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m., with the event reception from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $100 per person and can be obtained by calling 239-659-3466.

A selection of original paintings from artist Theresa® will be on hand for purchase. Fifty percent of the sales of artwork and tickets will be donated to Youth Haven and be eligible for a portion of matching funds through the Give Where You Live Collier campaign, increasing the value of every dollar donated. Select paintings are currently on display in The Escalante lobby, Veranda E restaurant, and luxury suites to be enjoyed by guests, members and visitors and available for sale.  Sales between now and the February 8 event will be included in the Gift of Love donations.

Every donation to be augmented by Give Where You Live Collier 

Give Where You Live Collier features a $400,000 matching fund from the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation and a $100,000 match from the Community Foundation of Collier County, for a total of $500,000.

Youth Haven is one of 38 participating nonprofits that will receive a proportionate share of the matching fund. The first $2,500 raised by each participating nonprofit will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Community Foundation. Beyond that, for example if Youth Haven receives 10% of the total donations made through Give Where You Live Collier, Youth Haven also receives 10% of the $400,000 matching fund from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

CONTACT – Dollyne Sherman (317.414.9106) or dollyne@aol.com

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