Upon a Star Foundation - Helping Southwest Florida Children & Families

Our Mission: To help families and children create lasting memories by assisting them with resources to participate in extracurricular activities, events and any other unique experiences which foster family values.

Upon A Star can assist those who cannot afford family programs and services. With our financial assistance, kids and families find the assistance they need to participate in different programs such as Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Parent-Child programs, Summer Camps, Music and Arts, and MORE. Select "Programs" in the menu to the left for a list of the programs Upon A Star has supported.


'Talk Derby to Me' - 'Run for the Roses'
a chance for Marco Island to raise cash for the kids (Read Article)

https://asoft6167.accrisoft.com/uponastar/clientuploads/gallery/2012thmb.jpgThis year, “Talk Derby” will be held on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the Marco Island Brewery.   Celebrating their 8th annual event, the established local charity, Upon A Star, helps local children and families in need.  All funds raised stay in Collier County.

All the money taken in at “Talk Derby” goes directly to the cause, as MIB owner Frank LaCava once again will provide all the food for the event.  “It’s one of my favorite charities and I am glad to support them every year.” said LaCava. “The restaurant is theirs for the day.”

Call Michelle to reserve your horse now!! Phone: 239.272.3090

Talk Derby to Me is the single annual fund raiser for the Upon A Star Foundation. There are several levels of participation and loads of fun for all. For tickets or more details: Talk Derby to Me!


Apply for Upon A Star Assistance:

ONLY applications that are 100% complete will be considered. 

Applications are accepted between:

January 1st - March 31st
July 1st - September 30th

If you or a family you know needs financial assistance to participate in programs: Request Funds.

Our services depend on the generosity of our supporters. Please join  us in helping the children in our community by clicking to the right. You may use Credit Card, PayPal or bank draft. All transactions are secure and your personal information will never be shared.

As you shop the Island, please support our Sponsors below and all Upon A Star Supporters - thank them for their continued generosity to the Upon A Star Foundation.

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