Benefits: July 15, 2010

Go for the gold

Help the Southwest Florida Symphony by donating your old gold from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Mark Oren Designs, 13351 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. You will listen to the symphony and enjoy refreshments by the Bagel Bagel Cafe. Loren will create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry from some of the gold to donate to the auction at the Grande Masquerade Ball on Jan, 15, 2011. Information: (239) 418-0996

Stick a fork in cancer

Help fight cancer by eating out Thursday. The American Cancer Society will receive 10 percent of Thursday’s sales from the following restaurants: Beef O’Brady’s, 20301 Grande Oaks Shop Blvd., Estero; Old 41 Restaurant, 25091 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs; and Rhodes Restaurant, 3756 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs.

Help the Humane Society

Humane Society Naples needs donations of unscented cat litter, bath towels, laundry detergent, paper towels, canned dog and cat food, disinfecting wipes, disposable latex gloves, dryer fabric softener sheets and money. Bring your donations to a cocktail party from 4 to 6 p.m. July 22 at Juniper Village at Naples, 1155 Encore Way, Naples. Reservations are required by Monday. Information: 598-1368

Sunset cruise

The Naples Area Board of Realtors Leadership Development class of 2010 is hosting a sunset cruise from 6:15 to 9 p.m. July 30 aboard the Naples Princess with proceeds going to help Avow Hospice of Naples. The cruise also includes entertainment via satellite, a carving station, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, cigar rolling and raffle items. $75. Information: 649-2275

Golf tournaments

■ The Keep Collier Beautiful Golf Tournament is a virtual golfing experience of playing the Olde Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. July 31 at the PGA Tour Superstore, 2135 U.S. 41 N., Naples. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to two to the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. $25, nine holes; $40, 18 holes, benefits Keep Collier Beautiful. Information: 580-8319

■ The Joel Ingersoll Memorial Scholarship Fund at Johnson & Wales University will benefit from the tournament at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pelican Marsh Golf Club, 1810 Persimmon Drive, Naples. Registration is 7:30 a.m. $125. Information: 591-3528

■ Golf for Troops will raise money for backpacks for wounded soldiers and will be held at 8 p.m. July 24 at Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club, 1403 Glen Eagle Blvd., Naples. $50. Information; 9191-2191

Golf

Play golf and support the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Donate at least $100 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank through the WCI Golf website at www.WCIGOLF.com by clicking on “donate” and receive a complimentary foursome of golf, carts included, at one of the following clubs: Hammock Bay golf Club, Naples; Pelican Preserve Golf Club, Fort Myers; Raptor Bay Golf Club, Bonita Springs; the colony Golf & Country Club, Bonita Springs, or Tiburon Golf Club, Naples. The foursome is valid through Oct. 15.

Book fair

Help Youth Haven expand its library for its young residents by going to www.ReadingFun4Kids.com by Aug. 20 to access the wish list and order books starting at $3.99.

Grants

Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church awarded $140,000 in community grants to 39 local non-profit agencies in Collier County. The church also participates in Habitat for Humanity and supports an Episcopal school for disadvantaged children in the Dominican Republic and the Tumanini Fund, which provides relief for widows and children ravaged by AIDS in Tanzania.

Volunteers needed

The Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida needs volunteers for fundraising and wish-granters. A volunteer orientation meeting will be 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at 3635 Bonita Beach, Bonita Springs. Information: 992-9474

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Deadline for Benefits is 10 a.m. Tuesday. E-mail to snmesulam@naplesnews.com or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis.

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