Fort Myers, FL, January 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Supporters and friends of the Heights Foundation gathered to “Love Your Neighbor,” on Jan. 19 at the home of Nancy and Bill Merriam in the community of Gulf Harbour in Fort Myers. Guests enjoyed an exclusive evening of decadence and delight featuring area restaurants and wine distributors with special guest Norman Love Confections and their fabulous chocolate creations. Event chairs Peggy Mannix and Karen Hutto assembled an array of restaurants that featured hand-made artisan cheeses, an assortment of innovative culinary creations, along with a selection of fine wines and champagne, all to sponsor Summer Camp for the children of Harlem Heights.
Note: Event totals aren’t in yet.
About the Heights Foundation
The Heights Foundation is a grassroots organization that works to break the cycle of poverty in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The Foundation’s mission is to promote education, opportunity, and the arts through programs, outreach, and advocacy. The Foundation is focused on building a center in the Harlem Heights community to provide a place for family and community development, education and job training programs, and access to the cultural and expressive arts.
Located off Gladiolus Drive and bordered by Summerlin Road and McGregor Blvd., Harlem Heights is a severely distressed community, characterized by high poverty rate and low educational attainment. Approximately 1,200 children live in the community, with families living in poverty at a rate that is significantly higher than the rest of Lee County.