Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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 kids currently dealing with traumatic, life-changing events.

This year’s CCSO “Celebrate With A Star” program will benefit children assigned to the 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program in partnership with the Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida (VFK) agency.

There are more than 250 children currently living in Collier County who have been abandoned or are alleged to have been abused or neglected. Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for these children in the courts, the child welfare system and the community. Children in the program range from infant to 17 years in age.

Click here to learn more about VFK.

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 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, 3319 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. Gifts may be turned in wrapped or unwrapped.

Please make sure to securely attach the star provided to your donated gifts.

“Celebrate With A Star” gifts must be dropped off by Wednesday, Dec. 5. If you have any questions, call CCSO’s Public Affairs Bureau at 239- 252-0604 or e-mail

Gifts may be dropped off in the Human Resources lobby of the Sheriff’s Office headquarters or at any of the following CCSO substation locations:

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

Gifts may also be dropped off at Ackerman-Del’s 24 Hour Food Store at 2802 Thomasson Drive, East Naples.