Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Help CCSO "Celebrate With A Star"

The community is invited to join the Collier County Sheriff’s Office as we make the holidays merry and bright for some deserving Collier students.

This year’s CCSO “Celebrate With A Star” program will benefit children who participate in the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County.

The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County is a local chapter of the national nonprofit organization, Boys and Girls Club of America. The local chapter’s facility is located in East Naples and serves approximately 1,500 students living throughout Collier County. The organization offers a safe environment encouraging the intellectual and emotional growth of students through the implementation of various programs including the arts, technology, reading, athletics and life skills.

Participating in “Celebrate With A Star” is easy. If you’d like to provide a gift for a child, just send an e-mail to ccsopio@colliersheriff.net and we will reply with a child’s age and his or her holiday wish.

Or, if you prefer, you may stop by and select an ornament from the tree in the Human Resources lobby of the Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 3301 U.S. 41 E., Building J, in the Collier County Government Center. Each ornament has a child’s holiday gift wish.

Gifts may be dropped off at any CCSO substation or in the Human Resources lobby of Building J at CCSO headquarters. The gifts do not need to be wrapped. The Boys and Girls Club staff will wrap all donated items at a later time.

The CCSO would like to thank community partner Del’s 24-Hour Store, 2802 Thomasson Drive, East Naples for volunteering to be a “Celebrate With A Star” drop-off location. Community members can leave their donations inside the CCSO’s “Celebrate With A Star” box inside the store. Del’s will show its appreciation with a free 16-ounce cold drink to customers who contribute to the program.

“Celebrate With A Star” gifts must be dropped off by Wednesday, Dec. 15. If you have questions, call CCSO’s Public Affairs Bureau at 793-9145.

Click here for a video to learn more about CCSO’s year-round partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County.

You may visit any of the below CCSO substations to drop off your donations:

North Naples

776 Vanderbilt Beach Road

Naples, FL 34108

Golden Gate

4707 Golden Gate Parkway

Naples, FL 34116

East Naples

8075 Lely Cultural Parkway

Naples, FL 34113

Golden Gate Estates

1195 CR 858

Naples, FL 34120


32020 U.S. 41 East

Ochopee, FL 34141


112 South First Street

Immokalee, FL 34142