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!
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 Venice
to Naples. Our annual Fundraiser and Fun-Filled Event, "MEET ME IN THE KEYS-held in Key
West--is only open to members from 1) Coconut Castaways in Iowa 2) Southernmost Coconut
Castaways and 3) Coconut Castaways of Southwest Florida. The main charity of the Coconut
Castaways is Camp Boggy Creek, a KIDS KARE KOA CAMP, ( the only one in Florida).
. We are a 501c3 organization, via the Internal Revenue Service. Donations, whether monetary,
OR in-kind are tax deductible under the law. We raise $ for Camp Boggy Creek, through Yard
sales, our merchandise ( including t-shirts, cooler bags and painted coconuts).
Our club donation to Camp Boggy Creek in
December, is DOUBLED!!! Look for a special email message about this in the month of
Meet Me in the Keys, held this past June, from the 9-12th...was held at the Beachside Marriott
on Roosevelt Blvd in Key West. 2017 Meet Me In The Keys, will be from June 6-11, and will be
held at the Double Tree Hilton. The Double Tree has completed their renovation and the event
will return there. Go to www.meetmeinthekeys.org for more information.
Attendees at the 2016 program, raised more than $70,000 for the KIDS KOA CARE CAMP
We hold Coconut painting parties,yard sales and "JUMP UPS' to raise funds for our main charity,
Camp BoggyCreek, 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..
We are in a matching donation program to help Camp Boggy Creek thru the end of 2016. 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 Orlando that is part of the KIDS Kare
KOA Camp program. It's a place where chronically ill kids
can come- and well, just be a regular kid for a week or two.
and the MileMarker 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 good
times 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
All monies raised at "Meet Me In the Keys", go directly
to the KOA Kids Kare Program, while funds SWFLCoconut
Castaways members raise, go directly to Camp Boggy