The Dee Wheeler Children’s Fund
In 1975, Dee Wheeler started the first summer program on the island and wished that no child be left out of the program due to financial hardship. Today the Boca Grande community provides excellent programs for our youth, one being the summer camp program provided by the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department. As hard as it is to believe, there are children and families on this island who cannot financially afford to participate.
In honor of Dee’s wishes, the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center established the Dee Wheeler Children’s Fund. This summer, thanks to your generous contributions, the fund provided 63 weeks of camp at no cost to parents that either live or work on Gasparilla Island.
A gift of $75 can make a huge difference in a child’s life. Please consider making a donation to this worthwhile program, and continue to help those children who would not be able to participate if not for the Dee Wheeler Children’s Fund.