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The Art of Turning 40

November 2021
09:00 AM EST
November 2021
05:00 PM EST

The Art of Turning 40

November 2021 marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of FISH’s 40th anniversary! To kick off the festivities, we invite you to participate in our virtual auction & fundraising celebration—The Art of Turning 40.

One truly tasteful package will be auctioned off to one lucky bidder featuring amazing prizes and creations from local talent and generous island businesses, including a catered culinary experience in a unique setting with wine and beautiful hand etched wine glasses, a resort get-away, and more! Please click on Featured Items for more details. We wish you the best of luck with bidding!

FISH has been Sanibel and Captiva’s comprehensive social service organization for nearly half a century and we are excited for the road ahead. With the generous support of friends, neighbors and donors like you, we will nourish our community and enrich lives through connectedness for the next 40 years and beyond. Together, we can continue fulfilling the promise of neighbors helping neighbors.

For those who do not wish to participate in the auction and/or those who would like to make a contribution, please visit
or mail a check to FISH OF SANCAP, 2430-B Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957 (EIN 20-8892375).



November 2021 marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of FISH’s 40th anniversary! FISH is a human services organization focused on 'neighbors helping neighbors' with a vision to create communities where all people have the support they need to thrive. Our mission is to enrich the lives of all people in Sanibel and Captiva Islands by neighbors helping neighbors with social services, education and assistance.

It began as simple kindnesses over 40 years ago, in the kitchens and out of cars of island neighbors. Today, FISH offers over 30 programs and services in the areas of food programs, island-based education, senior & social services, and helping hands & financial assistance. As we’ve grown with the years, our scope of service has evolved and broadened. From our food pantry, educational workshops, scholarships, and senior programs for dignified independence, to providing emergency help with expenses and disaster relief, FISH truly offers something for everyone.

Throughout the current pandemic, FISH has been ground-zero for response and assistance to those we serve. Last year alone we distributed nearly 6,500 meals to homebound seniors; 2,000 backpacks to kids learning virtually; nearly 250,000 pounds of food to families in need; and paid 494 rent, medical and utility bills for those in crisis. In addition, we are most proud to have provided 1064 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at our pop-up clinic for island seniors and other at-risk members of our community.

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