Welcome!

Welcome to our Place, where we like to live on "Key West Time", meet and

 establish friendships, and pay it forward by lending a helping hand

 when needed in our community!

Upcoming Coconut Castaways Events

                                 

Coconut Castaways of Southwest Florida, Inc. is an official "friend" club of Howard Livingston 

and the Mile Marker 24 Band, based out of the beautiful Florida Keys.  We gather, usually 

monthly at - what we call  "Jump Ups"....at one of our favorite establishments to have fun, enjoy

some "TropRock"music and raise funds for Camp Boggy Creek.  We meet at House Concerts, 

and different venues from Tampa to Naples...


We are based out of the West Coast of Florida -meeting at spots from Tampa to NaplesOur annual Fundraiser and Fun-Filled Event, "MEET ME IN THE KEYS", which is held in Key West. This event is only open to members of one of the following Clubs: Coconut Castaways of Southwest Florida, Coconut Castaways of Iowa, or Southernmost Coconut Castaways.

The main charity of the Coconut Castaways is Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL. Camp Boggy Creek is a KIDS Care KOA Camp, and the only one in Florida.

We are a registered and approved 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations, whether monetary, or in-kind are tax deductible under the law. We raise money for Camp Boggy Creek, through Jump-Up events, yard sales, and selling of Club authorized merchandise (tee-shirts, painted coconuts, and cooler bags).

Our club donation to Camp Boggy Creek in December is doubled by matching funds. 

A special email outlining the details of this promotion will be sent out in November.


Meet Me in the Keys (MMITK) is held annually in June in Key West. Coconut Castaway members meet during this event and help raise money for KIDS Care KOA Camps. 

The 2018 event raised $48,500 for KOA Care Camps in the United States and Canada.

The MMITK 2019 event in Key West is in the planning stages, never too soon become a Castaway. Registration opens November 27th, 2018 on Turquoise Tuesday. 

If you haven't renewed your 2018 CCofSWFL membership, do so today and be ready for the MMITK 2019 registration when it opens on November 27, 2018 on "Turquoise Tuesday".

                   

          OUR MISSION...

 

We  hold Coconut painting parties, yard sales and "JUMP UPS'  to raise funds for our main charity,

Camp Boggy Creek, a KOA Kids Cancer Camp, in Eustis, Florida.  We strive to donate as much as

as possible to Camp Boggy Creek.  We do that via memberships, painted coconuts, T-shirts,

donations and special raffles and opportunity drawings held at our various Club events.

 We are in a matching donation program to help Camp Boggy Creek thru the end of 2017. We 

hope to make a trip to Camp Boggy Creek to present them a "truly Big CHECK".. stay tuned for 

more information.. It's a first class place where kids and families 

coping with serious illnesses can- well take a break from bring sick and be a kid...Look for a

special email in November on how you can help SWFL Coconut Castaways reach a $5,000

donation goal to Camp Boggy Creek.


 

....Until the Tide Pulls you back in..

 

 

                                             

 We are a non-profit organization which

provides social activities for its members, while promoting

a "pay it forward" mission, providing volunteer service

 hours, donations of goods related to the Tropical Life

Style, all while having fun. 

 

Although, we are based out of Port Charlotte ,FL we serve

including, but not limited to- Venice, Englewood, North Port

 Naples  and Punta Gorda. We have have members from

other parts of Florida and some other states. Please join us

if you would like to get in on the fun and make new friends.

Our Board of Directors voted in 2014 to make

Camp Boggy Creek, our main charity. It's a camp located

in Eustis, Florida. near Mt. Dora. Camp Boggy Creek is a member of KOA KIDS Care Camps across the USA and Canada. Camp Boggy is a facility where chronically ill children can come and well, just be a regular kid for a week or two.

Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band support this program with the band's friends and fans at different venues. 

A famous, one-of-a kind, 1952  yellow Johnson outboard

motor, brought out at most shows,  helps boost  the 

fundraising, fun and gootimes for all who attend the shows.

 Margaritas are concocted in a blender and shared.

The first batch of the night,  has brought as much as

 $10,000 .

All monies raised at  "Meet Me In the Keys", goes directly

 to the KOA Kids Care Program, while funds SWFL Coconut

Castaways members raise, go directly to Camp Boggy

 Creek and is matched by KOA.

 

   "Serving Community Roles With Caribbean Souls"

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