Volunteer


Pine Island FISH is in need of volunteer drivers, both on and off-island, telephone volunteers, individuals able to provide respite, and more.  If you are interested in becoming a FISH volunteer, call 239-283-4442 or attend one of our meetings held on the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm at the Pine Island United Methodist Church .


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Neighbors

Helping

Neighbors

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 Who We Are


Pine Island FISH (Fellow Islanders Sending Help) is an all-volunteer association of neighbors organized to help those living in the Matlacha and Pine Island Communities.  From its early beginnings in the 1980s, Pine Island FISH has grown to an organization of more than 75 members providing many valuable services. 

                                           

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Services


Pine Island FISH provides non-emergency transportation, lends mobility equipment to those in need, offers emergency financial assistance, gives respite relief for caregivers and stays in touch with home bound neighbors.  If you need help, call the FISH line at 239-283-4442 to connect with a volunteer who is ready to help .

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Thank You!

As the year 2018 unfolds, the FISH organization celebrates more than 30 successful years and continues its endeavors for those in need in the greater Pine Island area -- all made possible by the generosity of our volunteers, donors and Valued Partners.


With their steadfast help in 2017,  Pine Island FISH:

  • Answered and assisted more than 1,200 callers,
  • Helped 114 families/individuals with rent, utility, or medical bills totaling more than $42,300,
  • Loaned those in need over  400 pieces of mobility equipment,
  • Matched donors and clients for specialized equipment such as hospital beds and scooters,
  • Logged many hours providing island residents transportation for doctor visits and essential errands,
  • Served once more as the lead agency for the Islands' Basket Brigades spending more than $41,600 for  families, children and seniors, including:
    • New toys for 87 families with a total of 206 children at Christmas
    • Winn-Dixie gift cards at Christmas
    • Christmas baskets for 7 seniors, singles, and couples (assisted by the Matlacha Hookers)
    • New School Clothes for 165 children,
  • Partnered with PILOT (Pine Island Leaders of Tomorrow) after school and summer camp food programs, and,
  • Partnered with Pine Island Elementary for computer support equipment and licenses.


Donate


There is never a charge for any Pine Island FISH services.  FISH is funded solely by donations.  Your contribution helps ensure that FISH can continue offering important help. Fish is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. 






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PO Box 357, Matlacha, FL   33993 
239-283-4442   info@pineislandfish.org