Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CCSO Launches 9th Annual 'Celebrate With A Star' Toy/Clothing Drive

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 Youth Haven.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s residential emergency shelter for children ages 6-16 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven serves as an immediate lifeline of safety, love and compassion to these children. More than 2,400 children and families receive their services on an annual basis.

Click here to learn more about Youth Haven. 

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., in the Collier County Government Center. Each ornament has a child’s holiday gift wish.

Youth Haven has requested gifts to be left unwrapped, but please make sure to securely attach the star provided to your donated gifts.

“Celebrate With A Star” gifts must be dropped off by Monday, Dec. 8. If you have any questions, call CCSO’s Media Relations Bureau at 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