2017-06-15 / Top News

CCCR auction event makes big impact


CCCR students Morgan Pooler, Tanina Saintherd and Roman Ziegler celebrate the record-breaking fifth annual “Big Impressions by Little Artists.” 
COURTESY PHOTO CCCR students Morgan Pooler, Tanina Saintherd and Roman Ziegler celebrate the record-breaking fifth annual “Big Impressions by Little Artists.” COURTESY PHOTO The fifth annual “Big Impressions by Little Artists” for Collier Child Care Resources generated more than $110,000 to help CCCR provide tuition assistance for the children of working families who cannot afford the early education. CCCR operates four early learning programs in Collier County and serves approximately 300 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years annually.

Sponsors of this year’s “Big Impressions” were SWFL Office Solutions, Thrive Physical Therapy, Soukup Strategic Solutions, Kurtz Homes, First Florida Integrity Bank, Guerilla Media, Naples Daily News, Life in Naples Magazine, the GLITTER Foundation and Mona Lisa Graphic Design. Event co-chairs were Lisa Gruenloh and Kathy Bamberg. Rick Gallo conducted the live auction.

The live and silent auction featured artwork by children from CCCR’s programs and the works of local artists Kerri Meehan, Amanda Jaron, Mona Lisa Johns and Marcus Zotter, who also volunteered their time and talents to inspire the CCCR children as they created their contributions for “Big Impressions.”

To learn more about CCCR, call 643- 3908 or visit www.collierchildcare.org. ¦

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