Merry Givemas
November 9 – December 9
The Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA is hosting the second annual toy drive to spread a little goodwill throughout SWFL. Merry Givemas provides an opportunity to donate new, unwrapped toys and small denomination gift cards. The donations will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL, a local nonprofit, in memory of our dearly departed Janet Wilson. Janet was a beloved member of FPRA SWFL and the SWFL community. She loved giving back, especially during the holiday season! Participate in the Merry Givemas toy drive to help us carry on Janet’s legacy and spread goodwill and lift the spirits of SWFL children and families this holiday season. 

Founded in 1981, the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) is to provide a coordinated response to child victims of abuse and neglect; and improve the lives of at-risk children and their families through prevention services. CAC assesses and treats children believed to have been physically or sexually abused or to be at-risk of such abuse, and provide a safe place for them to come and be heard. CAC offers abuse determination services as well as therapeutic counseling, parenting education and prevention programs in Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties.

The Merry Givemas toy drive will run from November 9 to December 9. Donations can be dropped off at the below locations. FPRA members have also volunteered to offer pickups of large donations upon request, just email us at [email protected] to arrange pickup. You can also ship packages if you’d prefer to get your give on with some online shopping. 

Toy Dropoff Locations:

Florida Gulf Coast University, Reed Hall (communication building)
10501 FGCU Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Florida Southwestern State College, Building AA (nursing building)
Donation box is located by the stairwell near Starbucks
8099 College Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33919

125 SW 3rd Place
Cape Coral, FL 33991

Pushing the Envelope
2402 Bay St #106
Fort Myers, FL 33901

SWFL, Inc.
25071 Chamber of Commerce Dr
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Priority Marketing
12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite #201
Fort Myers, FL 33966

For Amazon toy deliveries:
Heather Doane
13802 Cleto Dr
Estero, FL 33928


Merry Mixer – Dec. 10, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $25 per person
Location:  The Standard at Page Field, 5031 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Program Overview: A Season of Twice the Merriment, Merry Givemas and the 12th Annual Merry Mixer

The annual merry mixer and auction is back! Join us for this members-only (and their plus ones) for a night of networking and a great opportunity to participate in the annual raffle and auction to benefit our scholarship programs. 

Register today because spaces are limited! Get ready to mix, mingle and unwind with your FPRA friends. Admission is $25 per person. Guests must RSVP online by Friday, Dec, 3 at

Registration includes the choice of a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage, heavy appetizers and a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

So, mark your calendars for Friday, December 10 and get ready for a fun-filled evening. The Merry Mixer event is a little different each year, but a few things remain constant: great food and drinks, and wonderful company.

Bonus Raffle Tickets

Donations of silent auction items are requested. All proceeds from the silent auction will support student engagement, scholarship opportunities and professional development within the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA. Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to donate a silent auction item for this year’s Merry Mixer (donations must be collected and a dropoff coordinated with Carla Brantley or Niki Mann by Friday, Dec. 3). Those helping to secure items will earn some extra raffle tickets! 

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  • Merry Mixer
    December 10, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm