Wish List Donations a Welcome Contribution at The Florida Center

Staff Report 

So far, 2020 has been a year like none other. We’ve all had to change some facet of our lives to adapt to the “new normal” brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.  With those variations comes the need for new materials, new plans and new strategies to safely serve clients during these times of great uncertainty.

As the leading provider of therapeutic services, early education and healthy development for young children in Southwest Florida, The Florida Center for Early Childhood strives to overcome obstacles by providing our departments with the tools they need to adapt their services. However, additional supplies still remain a necessity.

Therapists and teachers created Amazon wish lists of items to help them provide even better services to children and families during the pandemic and beyond. Will you consider a donation of items from the wish lists below? You can also contribute by shopping on Amazon Smile and choosing The Florida Center as your non-profit of choice. Doing so will ensure Amazon donates a small portion of the proceeds back to our organization. We are excited and enthusiastic about the start of the school year and appreciate your support!

Occupational Therapy:

Melissa Cox, occupational therapist

Susan Del Gallo, occupational therapist

Mental Health Therapy:

Michele Decamps, clinical mental health therapist

Stephanie Strahlman, clinical mental health therapist

Patricia Stoff, clinical mental health therapist

School Based Mental Health Therapy

Alba Colmenares, school based therapist at Alta Vista Elementary School

Jill Collum, school-based therapist at Tuttle Elementary School

Bambi Furtado, school-based therapist at Garden Elementary School

Jen Gravesen, school-based therapists at Glenn Allen Elementary School

Lavonna Gregory, school-based therapist at Emma E. Booker Elementary School

Jennifer Hatcher, school-based therapist at Phillipi Shores Elementary School

Shannon Schafhausen, school-based therapist at Cranberry Elementary School

Madison Siegfried, school-based therapist, Fruitville Elementary School

Pam Wilsen, school-based therapist, Emma E. Booker Elementary School

Starfish Academy

Preschool Teachers

Stephanie Essex, social-emotional counselor at Starfish Academy Sarasota