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

01 Jul 2017 6:30 PM • 609 49th Street, W, Bradenton, FL
02 Jul 2017 2:00 PM • San Jose Drive, Englewood Florida

                                 

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

November.


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 

Program.

  

                    

          OUR MISSION...

 

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.

 

Howard Livingston

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

 $10,000 .

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

 Creek.

 

   "Serving Community Roles With Caribbean Souls"

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