We Couldn't Do It Without You...
 
The work of Drug Free Charlotte County involves many people and funding sources:
 
Charlotte County Public Schools
The school system provided Drug Free Charlotte County with free office space, technology and equipment to ensure that the overhead expenses for the organization are minimal, and that most funds are able to go directly to prevention efforts. DFCC greatly appreciates the support from the Middle and High School Principals who continue to grant us unlimited access to our most important population — the students! We could not do it without you.
 
Law Enforcement
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office also provides Drug Free Charlotte County with free office space, technology and equipment to ensure that the overhead expenses for the organization are minimal. The Sheriff's Office, along with the Punta Gorda Police Department, have been critical in working with School Resource Officers and decreasing the supply of alcohol and tobacco to minors through their aggressive compliance checks.
 
Our Community Health Partners
Charlotte Behavioral Health Care partnered with Drug Free Charlotte to provide critical programs, including our social norms project and Alcohol EDU. DFCC extends a special "thank you" to the Charlotte County Health Department for the support and funding of our SWAT initiative. Our local Medical Examiner's Office has also been critical in reaching hard-to-reach kids, by opening their doors to us and educating our teens.
 
Developing Business and Civically-Minded Relationships
The Board of County Commission has graciously approved funding to support the prevention programming on our middle and high school campuses. Drug Free Charlotte County enjoys membership with the Charlotte County and Punta Gorda Chambers of Commerce and has found their networking opportunities invaluable in spreading prevention programming and messaging. The United Way provides funding that supports our social norms project.
 
Media
Special thanks to The Charlotte Sun for featuring our news and articles over the calendar year. Thank you to all of our local media, but especially Clear Channel Radio and WINK News, who never fail to respond or show up for our local events or projects.
 
Our Sponsors

Over the years we have had the support of many in our community.  

 
Acline HR

Barbara Scott

Buffalo Graffix

Busey Bank – Murdock

Centennial Bank

Charlotte Behavioral Health Care

Charlotte County Fire and EMS

Charlotte County Government

Charlotte County Healthy Start Coalition

Charlotte County Medical Examiner’s Office

Charlotte County Public Schools

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

Charlotte County Y’s Men

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Charlotte State Bank

David Young

DM Construction

Donna Widmeyer

Dirty Brown Productions

Dr. Michael Alpern, DDS

Englewood United Methodist

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

First Alliance Church

Florida Department of Health

Hanley Center

Hoover Pressure Cleaning

Imami Family Foundation

Kiwanis Club

Maple Leaf Golf

Murdock Baptist Church

Nolan Family Insurance

Panther Hollow Dental Lodge

Patricia Scott DDS

Paulson Centre

Peace River Distributing

Peace River Regional Medical Center

Personal Dental Care

Pineapple Plaza Group

Publix Store #1013

Punta Gorda Fitness and Tennis Club

Punta Gorda Police Department

Rachel Keesling

Revolt Ministries-Party Bus

Robert E Koldlore

Signs R Us

Smiles Magazine

State Farm Insurance

State Representative Ken Roberson

Steve’s Towing

Southwest Florida Bible Institute

Southwest Florida Spine Institute

Tom and Carolyn Freeland

Treasure Lanes Bowling

United Way

Walgreen’s #5016