Upcoming Events

Save the date for the following happenings

March

Port Charlotte

The Boots and Bandannas Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Kingsway Country Club in Port Charlotte. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in DeSoto County which include immigration and family reunification services, prevention and support services, after-school tutoring program, and farm worker housing enrichment and educational services. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing to live country music. Tickets are $75 a person. For information call 863-494-1068 or email arcadiapqi@embarqmail.com.
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Venice

The Venice Veterans Salute will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice. Sponsored by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc., the event is a salute to United States military veterans with a special tribute to soldiers of the Gulf War. All proceeds will benefit programs and services of Catholic Charities that assist veterans. For information or tickets visit www.veniceperformingartscenter.com or call 941-355-4680, ext. 301 or email nmuth@ccdis1.org.
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Naples

The Emerald Ball will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.  in Collier County which include financial assistance, professional counseling, food pantries and food programs, empowerment program, refugee services, senior services, immigration services, soup kitchen, clothing room and shower program, English classes for mothers, and special projects like Undy Sunday, the Weekend Power Pack Food Program, and holiday gift and food distribution. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $300 a person. For information call 239-455-2655 or email banderson@catholiccharitiescc.org.
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Bradenton

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. will offer a free First Time Homebuyer Class on Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in English and Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. in English at the Catholic Charities office located at 1219 16th Street West in Bradenton.

Four topics to be covered include: Steps To Successful Home Ownership which includes funds available to first time homebuyers as well as fair housing rights; Winning Credit History/Shopping for a Loan which includes items required to make a loan contract, budget and money management, and the loan and application process; Shopping for a Home/Choosing a Realtor which includes what to know when looking for a home and realtor, understanding a sales contract, and negotiation and home inspection; and Home Ownership which includes what it means to be a home owner, how to care for your home and maintain it, security issues and avoiding foreclosure. 

Participants in the class will be eligible for assistance from Manatee and Sarasota counties bond and/or grant programs for down payment and closing costs. For more information and to register for the class, please call Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Manatee County at 941-714-7829.

Upcoming classes include April 8 in Spanish, and April 24 and 25 in English, May 15 and 16 in English, and May 27 in English.

April

Fort Myers

The Venetian Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties which include Positive Youth Development Program, Senior Support Coordination Program, Human Trafficking Victims Assistance, Immigration Services, food assistance and pantries, and direct assistance. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, car raffle, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $225 a person. For information call 239-337-4193 or email venetianball@ccslee.org.
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Fort Myers

The Charity Golf Classic for AFCAAM, a program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. All proceeds will benefit the programs available at AFCAAM which include the After-School Reading Program, and the SKILLS Female Mentoring and Straight Talk Male Mentoring programs. Registration is at noon and play begins at 1 p.m. The golf tournament will include a dinner and prizes. The cost is $150 per player. For information contact Roseann Albertario at 239-461-0233 or r.albertario@afcaam.com.
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