A holiday fundraising partnership between Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and She Sells Sea Shells resulted in a $8,600 donation to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
Handmade original seashell ornaments designed and created by Anne Joffe, owner of She Sells Sea Shells, were displayed on trees and sold in both Sanibel Captiva Community Bank island branches.
She Sells Sea Shells donated 100 percent of the $4,300 earned from ornament sales, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank matched the donation.
“Our bank customers were moved by the cause – cancer research – and it created a ripple effect of giving,” said Mona Strasser, vice president and office manager, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “One customer purchased more than 50 ornaments and donated them to other worthy causes.”
“Giving back is a core value of She Sells Sea Shells and has been a practice for over 40 years,” said Anne Joffe. “We support the valuable work the Moffitt Center is doing and value our relationship with Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.”