FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 25 , 2013)

Residents of Shell Point Retirement Community hosted their annual summer school supply distribution event to benefit the children and grandchildren of the community’s employees.

A total of 600 bags brimming with school supplies for children attending kindergarten through fifth grade were distributed to Shell Point employees. All the supplies were donated by Shell Point residents, many of whom also volunteered to hand out the bags. Several staff members brought their children to the distribution event to thank the residents in person.

Committee chair Janet Bendall said Shell Point residents enjoy coordinating this event each year for the community’s employees. “We like to help ensure their children have a great start to their school year,” she said, adding that the group distributed 100 bags more than last year’s total of 500.

“We are so fortunate that our residents have continued this tradition,” said Karen Anderson, Shell Point’s assistant vice president of human resources.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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