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Guadalupe Center seeking donations for Holiday Gift Shop

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NAPLES, Fla. - eTradeWire -- Guadalupe Center is requesting donations of children's gifts to restock its Holiday Gift Shop, an annual shopping experience that allows parents of Guadalupe Center students to select presents for their children.

Now through Dec. 4, Guadalupe Center will accept new, unwrapped donations of age-appropriate toys, clothing, shoes and other gifts for infants through teenagers. Each year, the Holiday Gift Shop provides presents to about 900 Immokalee students who otherwise might not receive gifts.

"So many families in Immokalee struggle with day-to-day living expenses in a typical year, and 2020 has been especially challenging," said Guadalupe Center President Dawn Montecalvo. "Every child should have a gift to open on Christmas morning, but for that to happen, we need help from the community. Generous individuals, residential communities, civic clubs and businesses can help make the Holiday Gift Shop a tremendous success."

The Holiday Gift Shop is open to parents of students in Guadalupe Center's nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program.

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Guadalupe Center suggests the following age-appropriate gifts:

Infants and toddlers (0-2 years): infant gyms and bouncers, rattles, baby dolls, stacking rings, light-up or musical toys, crib mobiles, bath toys

Preschool-age children (3-5 years): building blocks, baby dolls, wireless headphones or earbuds, remote-controlled cars, popular children's characters and superheroes, activity sets, Play-Doh

School-age children (6-12 years): dolls, action figures, LEGO kits, wireless headphones or earbuds, musical instruments, sporting goods, popular children's characters and superheroes, arts and crafts sets, riding toys, tablets, science lab kits

Teenagers (13-18): gift cards, wireless headphones or earbuds, Roku Express boxes, Bluetooth speakers, Fitbits, cell phone accessories, tablets

Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at two locations:

· Naples: Guadalupe Resale Shop, 12980 Tamiami Trail North, Unit 10

· Immokalee: Guadalupe Center, 509 Hope Circle

Additionally, monetary donations are appreciated and can be made online at https://www.GuadalupeCenter.org/donate/. Guadalupe Center also has created an Amazon Wish List at https://a.co/buwtIRs. For more information, please contact Ellie Ramirez at ERamirez@guadalupecenter.org or 239-657-7125.

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About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center (https://www.guadalupecenter.org/) is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children's accomplishments: 95% meet or exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100% of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 94% graduate with a post-secondary degree.

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