2013-12-09 22:50:06 - Paul Kessen, owner of Allegra Naples, announced the recipients of the 2014 Allegra FootPRINT Fund® at the fourth annual awards luncheon held on December 3rd, 2013. The Fund helps nonprofit organizations “leave a footprint” in the community by awarding each winner with print and graphic design services for promotional and informational materials.
This year there were 18 Collier County non-profit organizations chosen as award recipients, they are: Baby Basics of Collier County Inc., Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Cancer Alliance of Naples, Collier Child Care Resources, Inc., Freedom Waters Foundation, Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida, Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Humane Society Naples, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Suncoast Chapter (JDRF), Laces of Love, Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion, Naples Christian Academy, NCH Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition, Pace Center for Girls, and Project Help Inc.
The Allegra FootPRINT Fund awards $12,000 annually to nonprofit organizations and associations seeking financial assistance for graphic design and printing of
brochures, newsletters, forms, invitations, posters and other print communications. Including this year’s awards, Allegra Naples will have donated $50,000 to local charitable organizations.
Award recipients were selected by a review panel comprised of local business owners and community leaders. The award is based on how print services will be used to further the organization’s goals including service expansion, program enhancement and maximization of existing resources, as well as the organization’s innovation and resourcefulness.
“Allegra in Naples is proud to be part of a community that has so many fine organizations,” said Kessen. “This year’s winners of the FootPRINT Fund demonstrate the type of commitment and ingenuity that we are looking for in recipients of this award. Needless to say, we are honored to support them in their local efforts to provide services to those in need in Collier County.”
Allegra launched the FootPRINT Fund as part of its Community Care Campaign, a nationwide effort supported by the company’s franchise headquarters, Alliance Franchise Brands. The program was developed to help unite and strengthen local communities by assisting eligible nonprofit organizations and associations in building their awareness and increasing local support.
“The FootPRINT Fund program is intended to make it a little easier for our community organizations to make a difference, one step at a time,” said Kessen. “And it is a way for us at Allegra to thank the community for its ongoing business and support.”
To be considered for the award, nonprofit groups, associations and charitable organizations with a main office or branch in Collier County, had to submit a completed application to be considered by October 15. Next year’s application will be available in June at Allegra or their website at www.AllegraNaples.com.
ABOUT Allegra Naples: Allegra Naples is a full-service marketing communications provider offering marketing consultation, copywriting and graphic design services, advanced printing technologies including full-color printing, digital color signs, posters and banners, complete finishing services, mailing services, variable data capabilities, promotional products, print management solutions, social media, web and mobile site design.
Allegra, located at 3930 Domestic Avenue in Naples, is locally-owned and operated and is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands network, a world leader in marketing, graphics and visual communications, linking more than 600 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom.
For more information, contact Allegra Naples at (239) 643-2442, or visit the company’s website at www.AllegraNaples.com.