Category: Charities

Meet Chelsea

A young girl with talent and a promising future I was recently at St Matthew’s House after corresponding with Fawn Volkert, the Director of Development there. She told me there was someone she wanted me to meet and talk to.

Re-Cycle Project just launched!

It is a privilege to announce that with the help of Naples Velo, Tish Kelly, and yours truly (Matt Sonneborn, Race Director) an effort is launching to help those in need in our County. The Re~cycle project wants to re-purpose

Fundraising Challenge!

Attention Foodies! We are proud to announce that Chef Brian Roland and Chef David Robbins have teamed up for a truly amazing Fundraiser prize! This year’s winner of the Fundraising Challenge will have an amazing meal prepared in their home

Meet Dr. Todd Vedder and the 95210 Kids on the Go! Program

Dr. Todd Vedder, a pediatrician for the NCH Healthcare system, also chairs the Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County. Here is his philosophy: “If we can protect our children from tragedy and help children make healthier choices, we

Meet Jonathan Hargrove

Jonathan is a Communications Assistant at St. Matthew’s House. Jonathan is also a graduate of Justin’s Place at St. Matthew’s House and a rehabilitated drug user. He first came to St Matthew’s House in 2010. He was an addict, scared

Meet Paula Arrubla-DiGrigoli

Paula is the Executive Director at NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County. In that role she also helps to manage one of our charity recipients, the 95210 Kids on the Go! program. She does so with former

Tagged with: ,

Why do we have races on Thanksgiving?

Whether you call it a Gobble, Turkey Trot, or Thanksgiving Day race, it is a tradition that goes back a long ways. According to Wikipedia, the Buffalo, New York Turkey Trot race, established in 1896, is the oldest continually running

Tagged with: ,

What is it like to work at St. Matthew’s House?

This video shows the compassion and heart that the employees of St Matthew’s House have for their mission. It is contagious and uplifting to be around such an incredible team. These wonderful people are one of the many reasons we

Tagged with: ,

95210 Final Mile and Gobble Gobble check presentation

Matt Sonneborn, Race Director of the Gobble Gobble Four Miler™, presents a check to 95210 Kids on the Go! Matt performed the National Anthem on Thursday for the celebratory “Final Mile” at Golden Gate High. This program inspired by Marathon

Tagged with: