Businesses Giving Back
Are you looking to promote your business while also helping out Child Care of Southwest Florida? You can! Participating in an event or fundraiser with us is an opportunity for your company to showcase your service and/or products to each event's target audience. This will also enable you to enhance and strengthen your company's brand awareness and reputation throughout the Southwest Florida community. Your participation will help empower young children and their families. Your continued sponsorship and partnership investments will assist us in continuing our mission to change lives every day. Investing in early childhood education can result in impressive economic benefits for children and taxpayers. By molding the minds of future upstanding citizens and their family members, crime costs, welfare costs, and profit from taxes due to higher wage earnings, directly benefit the community.
Here is how you can get involved:
Event Hosting and Sponsorships
You can host an event at your site. We will help you create and execute the event with volunteers, expertise, and inviting contacts.
Or support us by sponsoring one of our annual or community events. Upcoming events with sponsorship opportunities can be viewed on our Events Page.
- Center Naming Rights
- Special Activity Center
Sponsor A Child:
Your contribution is an investment in the future of a child in need.
- One day of child care $30
- One week of child care $150
- One month of child care $650
- One full year of child care $7,500
We are extremely fortunate to partner with the Fort Myers based company United Mechanical, Inc. Founded in 1987, United Mechanical specializes in residential, commercial, & governmental air conditioning, heating, and plumbing installation and services.
Their stellar business reputation clearly carries over into the community with their commitment to supporting early education, specifically with the importance of exposing children to critical thinking and innovation.
Our relationship started almost one year ago when an amazing group of employees and their family members volunteered at the United Way Day of Caring Campaign at Joseph H. Messina Children's Center. The project involved the planning, purchasing and construction of a new irrigation system for their community garden. The garden helps children learn about irrigation, nature, exploration, and nutrition.
Their commitment to our local children is genuine, and they love to share their time, talent, and treasure in many ways throughout the year. During the holidays, United Mechanical, Inc. hosts the “Stockings for Kids Santa’s Workshop”. They collect thousands of toys, and assemble stockings to be delivered to kids in need at Christmas.
Most recently, United Mechanical initiated a collaborative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program with Child Care of Southwest Florida. The HOME project (Helping Our Mini-Engineers) is designed to teach children about concepts within plumbing, electrical, and other related HVAC topics. United Mechanical Vice President Don Pine, a member of the board for Child Care of Southwest Florida, was instrumental in developing the HOME program.
Service Business Manager Jill Moreland and Special Projects Residential Service Assistant Corissa Colie presented some basic concepts that drove this project, and provided each student with an AutoCAD drawing of an enclosed trailer that United Mechanical purchased. This trailer will be outfitted with a hands-on exhibit to teach about engineering, weather, electricity, and water.
In preparation for the next classroom visit, the students ages 4 to 6 were given the task of creating concepts to be included in the new HOME trailer, and to lay out their ideas on the scaled drawing to familiarize them with construction drafting. Lesson plans on these topics were developed by the CCSWFL staff to assist the children with learning.
Moreland, a mechanical engineer, said, “It was a fascinating experience to witness the various learning styles of such young students. We can’t wait to unveil the HOME trailer and provide ongoing hands-on learning opportunities in the STEM field. Our industry is in desperate need of skilled technicians and I am honored that United Mechanical can play a role in exposing these children to the trades at such an early age.”
Clearly, United Mechanical is fully engaged in partnering with our local children and our community. When they do something, they go ALL IN! Their commitment to doing the right thing is truly outstanding! We hope that anyone seeking mechanical engineering services will remember the principles and decency the people at United Mechanical voluntarily demonstrate day in and day out.