Thank You!

As 2019 unfolds, Pine Island FISH celebrates more than 32 successful years and continues its endeavors for those in need in the greater Pine Island areas - all made possible by the generosity of our volunteers, donors and  Valued Partners.

With their steadfast help in 2018, Pine Island FISH:

  • Answered and assisted more than 1300 callers,
  • Helped 97 clients with rent, utility, prescription or medical expenses totaling more than $30,700,
  • Loaned people in need over 400 pieces of mobility equipment,
  • Logged many hours providing non-emergency transportation for island residents for doctors’ visits and essential errands,
  • Matched donors with clients for specialized equipment such as hospital beds and scooters,
  • Served once again as the Lead Agency for the Islands' Basket Brigades, spending more than
    $21,000 for families, seniors, and children, including:

    • New toys for 80 families with 207 children at Christmas
    • Winn Dixie gift cards at Christmas
    • Christmas Baskets for 6 seniors/singles/couples (assisted by the Matlacha Hookers)
    • New school clothes for 160 children,
  • Partnered with PILOT (Pine Island Leaders of Tomorrow) after school and summer camp Food Programs.

In 2018 Pine Island FISH also expanded its partnerships to provide needed support for PILOT and Pine Island Elementary School field trips and for the Pine Island Food Pantry's personal supplies program.

PO Box 357, Matlacha, FL   33993 

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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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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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 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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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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