The Preserve, a Fort Myers-based continuing care retirement community, has partnered with the Dr. Piper Center to collect new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages now through Dec. 23.
Toys can be dropped off at The Preserve, located at 14750 Hope Center Loop in Fort Myers daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The Dr. Piper Center has collected toys for underprivileged children in the Dunbar community since 1915. This year the center plans to serve over 600 boys and girls at its 107th Christmas Celebration.
The Dr. Piper Center is a nonprofit organization that works to make a positive impact on the lives of the elderly, at-risk youth, special needs children and our communities. The organization focuses on connecting seniors with underprivileged youth through various programs and helping both groups in the process.
“At the Preserve, community engagement is one of our core principles and we are proud to be partnering with the Dr. Piper Center as a drop off location for its annual toy drive,” said Ryan Keller, executive director at The Preserve. “It is important for our team and our residents to stay connected with the community and this is a great way for us to give back to local children for the holidays.”
To view the Dr. Piper Center Amazon wish list visit: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/1S9NHRQXYE27R/guest-view
About The Preserve
Located at 14750 Hope Center Loop, at the corner of Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Plantation Road, The Preserve offers 75 private skilled nursing suites for senior residents with specialized or advanced health care needs, as well as 21 boutique assisted living apartments and 17 memory support suites. The community serves as a critical resource for post-acute care, offering high-quality medical services, rehabilitative care and social programs. Highly trained staff members and licensed professionals provide continuous medical support and foster a culture of caring and hospitality, creating specialized programs focused on rehabilitative and restorative care. For more information, visit https://www.thepreservevoa.org/
About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, mission-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 1.4 million people in over 400 communities. Learn more at www.voa.org.