Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CCSO Launches 8th Annual '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 200 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.4 . If you have any questions, call CCSO’s Public Affairs Bureau at 239- 252-0604 or e-mail

Gifts may also be dropped off 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