Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – April 8, 2020

All of us at Lighthouse of Collier hope that you and your family and friends are healthy, safe and doing well as we navigate this global pandemic and these turbulent times. We miss seeing you at the Lighthouse of Collier and at community events. We look forward to the day when we can all be together again.

COVID-19 has deeply affected Lighthouse of Collier, as it has people, businesses and organizations throughout the world. Our hearts go out to those families who have lost a loved one and our best wishes for a full recovery go to those who are suffering.

The Lighthouse of Collier is closed for now, but our staff has been working remotely at home, creating as much virtual programming for you as we possibly can.

Please check our calendar of virtual events. We will be adding new activities each week, so stay tuned.

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on everyone, including the children. Here is a story that we would like to share with you of one of our High School clients.

This is a difficult time, but it’s a time that reveals the true greatness of our heart. It reveals the fearless dedication of our health care professionals and our first responders and all of the people on the front lines: grocery store, delivery people and public employees. It shows the courage and resilience of our small businesses and non-profit human service agencies. Thank you to all of them for feeding us, caring for us, and keeping us safe. We are truly humbled by their example.

Thank you, too, to our local, state and federal governments – and our leaders who recognize the value of non profits like the Lighthouse of Collier.

In the meantime, please be safe, be kind, be respectful and be gentle with one another. We hope you are able to enjoy the beauty of our virtual offerings until we see each other once again.

Thank you from your friends at the Lighthouse of Collier and be well.

Scott Flagel
Chief Executive Officer