FORT MYERS — Lighthouse of SWFL will hold an online auction in conjunction with the center’s 11th annual Dining in the Dark virtual fundraiser. The Dining in the Dark Online Auction will be held from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
Dining in the Dark, including the online auction, is the agency’s signature event with proceeds supporting vision rehabilitation and support programs for people with low vision and blindness.
The online auction allows opportunity to bid on fabulous items including unique gifts donated by local businesses and donors of Lighthouse of SWFL. A featured auction item is an original clock made by Jim Morgan, “The Blind Clockmaker.” Other notable auction items include a diamond solitaire necklace, a one-of-a-kind bronzed pelican sculpture by artist Sarah Koop, and unique gifts such as themed gift baskets and wine packages. Gift certificates for various restaurants and local businesses are available for bidding.
Lighthouse of SWFL presents Dining in the Dark at a Distance in collaboration with Outback Steakhouse and sponsors Gorovoy M.D. Eye Specialist, Southwest Florida Optometric Association, Private Client Insurance Services LLC, Juniper, O’Donnell Landscape, Bob and Reina Schlager, Crews Environmental, CRS Technology Consultants, Motto Mortgage Infinity, Right at Home and Scott White Advisors.
Lighthouse of SWFL is a local United Way partner agency serving individuals with blindness and vision impairment in Lee, Glades, and Hendry counties. The mission of Lighthouse of SWFL is to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in society. Lighthouse of SWFL, a nationally accredited agency, is funded by the Division of Blind Services, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, Lee County Board of County Commissioners Partnering for Results, and civic, corporate, and individual donors. For more information, visit www.lighthouseswfl.org, or call 239-997-7797.