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FORT MYERS, FLA., November 23, 2022 – Handbag Happy Hour will host its last collection party Tuesday, Dec. 6, at The Standard Restaurant in downtown Fort Myers..
New and gently loved handbags, men’s accessories, children’s items and pet items can be brought to the collection party at 1529 Broadway. The collection party begins at 5:25 p.m. and includes appetizers and a cash bar.
“We have more than 100 new and previously loved handbags from local supporters, but we would love to have even more,” said Event Chair Jennifer Nelson.
Nelson and her committee have scheduled the main Handbag Happy Hour event for Thursday, Jan. 25, in the lobby and Players Circle Theatre, located at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers. Funds raised will benefit The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, the non-profit located at The Shell Factory, which received major damage in Hurricane Ian.
“We have 350 animals in the The Nature Park and nearly all of their enclosures have been destroyed. We will need to raise approximately $170,000 to repair and replace their homes. Handbag Happy Hour funds will help us do that,” said Pam Cronin, owner of The Shell Factory.
Nelson and Cronin emphasized that Handbag Happy Hour is a fund-raising event for both men and women. As a special added attraction for men, a Cigar & Whiskey Bar will be set up.
Sponsorships are available. For sponsorship information, contact Nelson at 239-826-0556.
Tickets may be purchased online at or 239.995.2141 extension 110. Adult and holiday beverages and appetizers are included in the ticket price of $75 per person. Cost for the men’s Cigar & Whiskey Bar are $50 each.
All proceeds will benefit Hurricane Ian recovery at The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, which provides transportation funding for Lee County school children to visit the park. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

About The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation
The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation is located at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers and provides new and enhanced habitats, nutritious meals and enrichment for the animals, birds, reptiles and fish that call the Nature Park home. Contributions also provide funding for transportation for Lee County School students to visit the park. The organization’s mission is to provide an educational and fun experience for local school children by providing the opportunity to learn about and explore the animals and the environment. For more information or to make a tax-deductible gift, visit .

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