Archive for the ‘Volunteer-Spotlight’ Category

TEAM Punta Gorda: Coming Together by Staying Apart!

A WORD FROM OUR CEO We hope you are doing well while staying home to protect our community and Florida from the spread of COVID-19. Although our office is closed and several events canceled or postponed, many of our volunteers are working remotely on TEAM initiatives. Our “meetings” continue using video conferencing. All of us…

In Search of Civil Discourse

Summertime might be a little slower in Punta Gorda, but the business of city government does not stop. In fact, a lot is going on. As we wrestle with the wisdom of the various development opportunities that are being presented to us, I’d like to offer a few thoughts about development and civility.

A Great Way to Pedal and Play in Paradise

The 8th Annual Pedal & Play in Paradise hosted nearly six hundred riders on March 24th and 25th. Once again this celebration of cycling provided something for everyone and raised thousands of dollars to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s fight against blood cancers and TEAM’s “bicycle friendly” initiatives, including the popular free yellow bike program….

Paint Your Heart Out

Paint Your Heart Out 2017

We did it again!   This year, TEAM Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity organized a small army of more than 140 volunteers to provide eight homes in the greater Punta Gorda area with a much needed face lift.  On Saturday, February 18 these dedicated volunteers worked wonders in just a few hours. …

History Park Community Garden Grand Opening Celebration

More than 140 people attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the History Park Community Garden making it a HUGE success.  A great time was had by all.  Thanks to all the volunteers who decorated the gardens, served refreshments, and clean up the surrounding area.  A special thank-you to the HPCG Committee.  Watch the video for…

Heleen Schouten

Heleen Schouten is directly responsible for the successful build of 36 raised beds at our newest community garden located at the History Park. Heleen’s expertise, enthusiasm, leadership, and hard work led TEAM to complete this huge project in less than a month of weekend work. The hours put in “behind the scenes” by Heleen can’t…