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25 Charities. 25 Events. 25 Weeks.

NAPLES, Fla. – 8/28/17 – Waterside Shops, the Gulf Coast’s premiere shopping and dining destination, will celebrate 25 years of serving Southwest Florida by hosting 25 events in 25 weeks to raise $250,000 for 25 local charities.

This Silver Anniversary celebration launches on October 25, 2017, and will conclude 25 weeks later on April 25, 2018. Details on the activities and events will be forthcoming.

“What a thrill to celebrate 25 wonderful years in Southwest Florida by doing what we do best – offering our guests, business associates and the community the opportunity to support the local charities we’ve partnered with in the past while enjoying the finest luxury shopping and dining experience in the region,” details Anne Fleming, general manager of Waterside Shops. “We look forward to having the community join us in celebrating our Silver Anniversary with 25 weeks of fashion, food, fun and philanthropy.” 

In addition to the regularly scheduled Waterside Win Days on Facebook every Wednesday of the month,

Waterside Shops will also randomly distribute 25 gift cards, valued at $25 each, to guests on the 25th of every month, October 2017 through April 2018.
The charitable events will benefit the following 25 nonprofit organizations:

  1. Avow Hospice
  2. Baby Basics of Collier County

  3. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute  

  4. Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support, Inc.

  5. Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

  6. Champions for Learning

  7. Community Foundation of Collier County

  8. Community School of Naples

  9. Conservancy of Southwest Florida

  10. Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled

  11. Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’MON)

  12. Guadalupe Center

  13. Gulfshore Playhouse

  14. Humane Society of Naples  

  15. JFCS of Southwest Florida

  16. Legal Aid Service of Collier County

  17. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

  18. Naples Botanical Garden

  19. Naples Children & Education Foundation

  20. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

  21. Saint Ann School Foundation  

  22. Shelter for Abused Women & Children

  23. United Arts Council

  24. United Way of Collier County

Moreover, Waterside Shops will honor 25 representatives from the nonprofit organizations participating in the Silver Anniversary celebration party on February 25, 2018.

Waterside Shops is located at 5415 Tamiami Trail N, Naples 34108, and features more than 60 luxury brand retailers and elegant dining options in a tranquil outdoor environment. Since opening to the public in 1992, the center has evolved to meet the needs of Southwest Florida’s residents and guests, and has remained focused on giving back to the community.

Additional details on Waterside Shops’ 25 Years events and activities will be provided on a monthly basis. To learn more about Waterside Shops, please call 239-598-1605, or visit


Set in the ultra-exclusive city of Naples, Florida, Waterside Shops is a collection of the finest luxury brand retailers from around the world and elegant dining options in a tranquil, outdoor environment. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, the center is home to more than 60 stores including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, St. John, MaxMara, Tesla and True Food Kitchen. A truly sublime experience, visitors can wander past cascading waterfalls, lush flowering plants, and dramatic architecture all under the canopy of towering royal palm trees. For more information, please visit


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