Celebrating 37 Years at FISH Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
FISH OF SANCAP, the non-profit organization that provides programs, services and workshops for those that live, work on or visit Sanibel and Captiva Islands, held its annual meeting and volunteer recognition luncheon on Wednesday, February 20 at The Sanibel Community House.
Special guests included The Big Arts Chorus who entertained guests prior lunch, catered by Sanibel Catering by Bailey’s. FISH celebrated their volunteers, who tirelessly provide treasures of time, to assist island neighbors. In 2018, FISH volunteers provided 7,065 hours of service and drove 33,797 miles on behalf of F.I.S.H. and our neighbors. A special token of appreciation was given to Tom Dunham, son of one of the original founders of FISH and to Jacque Cramer, volunteer, who is retiring as the luncheon coordinator.
Financial information was presented showing that 93.1% of all donations go directly to FISH programming. Plans for 2019 and beyond include offering additional workshops, exploring Mental Health and Depression & Suicide Prevention; enhancing programming for Adult and Youth Education; Combatting Isolation & Encouraging Socialization; Addressing Medical Needs of our Aging Population; increasing donor base and volunteer recruitment.
If you are not familiar with FISH, please call for a tour so you can meet their staff and see, first hand, how the agency works to help our neighbors. FISH is the only Human Services Organization on Sanibel and Captiva, and for 37 years, FISH has been a "neighbors helping neighbors" organization offering a wide range of human services. To learn more about the programs and services of FISH, please contact Alicia Tighe, Executive Director, at (239) 472-4775 or visit their website at www.fishofsancap.org