• Maggie Goldsmith

F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP NAMED “2018 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits Award based on Outstanding On

F.I.SH. OF SANCAP announced today it has been named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

States Maggi Feiner, FISH President & CEO, "Thirty-six years ago, we were a small group of islanders helping our neighbors with a few services. Now, with many different programs, services and workshops, full time social workers, administrative professionals, and a team of volunteers, F.I.S.H. is truly a unique organization. We are a human services organization, focused on ‘neighbors helping neighbors’. The mission of F.I.S.H. is to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit here. The F.I.S.H. vision is to enrich the lives of everyone on Sanibel and Captiva Islands through an array of Food Programs, Island Based Workshops, Social Services and Helping Hands.

FISH provides everything from home meal delivery to a Food Pantry; adult and youth scholarships to transportation and medical equipment for loan. FISH truly is an organization that is for everyone that lives, works or visits Sanibel and Captiva islands.

“We are honored to be named a 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Nicole McHale, FISH Board Chair. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including helping a family through a critical medical crisis through our Emergency Financial Assistance Program, sending a 4th grader to the Summer Institute for the Gifted through our Youth Scholarship Program and aiding dozens of households in their recovery from economic losses due to the Red Tide/Green Algae environmental disaster. I am proud to lead this wonderful team of caring individuals who make our community a better place.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that FISH received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. As written by a client served, “FISH provided a haven of support when I found myself in an unexpected and traumatic emergency. Their generous gifts of short term housing, food and transportation helped me gain the strength I needed to persevere through a crisis. Their love and support for our residents and guests improve the quality of life for us all.”

FISH is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working FISH OF SANCAP.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid.

The complete list of 2018 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found at: https://greatnonprofits.org/awards/browse/Campaign:Year2018/Issue:All/Page:1


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