Friday, May 29, 2009

City Mommy of Southwest Florida Launches Online Magazine Fundraiser To Benefit Local Charities

City Mommy of Southwest Florida is not only a fantastic social network but a contributor to local charities.

You don't have to be a City Mommy to support this worthwhile cause either! We need everyone's help in making this successful for 4 worthwhile Southwest Florida charities.

When you order a subscription from this site, renew one or refer your family and friends to do the same, we are able to help support the missions of worthwhile charities in Southwest Florida.

If you are a member of City Mommy of Southwest Florida:

There is a link to the Online Fundraising Page posted in our Charities category at our Groups page so please remember to refer to it now and in the future.

Updated fundraising information will be posted on the message board and we hope you will support this worthwhile cause while enjoying your favorite reads!

Our online fundraising goal for 2009 is $1,000.00. It is a great cause and if we meet our goal we will be able to donate $250 from City Mommy of Southwest Florida to four local worthwhile charities:

Adopt*A*Troop Foundation
Destiny Diaper Ministries
CP Kidz
TLC Children's Home

Please show your support and think of us when you are shopping for a new magazine or renewing a subscription! And be sure to share this with your contacts also!

Thanks for helping us give back to our community and help these great charities continue on their mission. 100% of this money will STAY in Southwest Florida!

Are you a City Mommy yet? City Mommy of Southwest Florida is the newest, neatest social network in Southwest Florida. We meet both online and off for fun, friendship and so much more! Visit our website and create your FREE profile today and get in the loop!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

City Mommy Announces Schools Out For Summer Bowling Events Throughout Southwest Florida!

Schools Out For Summer will be our theme as we wrap up the school year and start the Summer Break in fun style! Thanks to Bowland for hosting four great events throughout our area for City Mommy!

City Mommies and the kids can meet up for some bowling fun! City Daddies are welcome as well! Be sure to check out our various dates and locations on the Events Calendar here at the site. It also gives particulars including RSVP deadlines as we will need to provide them with a number participating.

Special group pricing for these events will save your family money too!

June 12th at All Star Lanes in North Fort Myers, June 17th at Bowland Port Charlotte and June 18th at Bowland Lehigh will all be $6.95 per child bowling for 2 games plus shoe rental. This includes sales tax. Moms and siblings who do not bowl are free to attend.

June 14th at Woodside in Naples will be a 2 hour open bowl so the rate will vary a little. $7.95 per child bowling for 2 hours of open bowling and shoes. Moms and siblings who do not bowl are free to attend.

If the adults want to bowl the rates will be $13.00 plus tax for two games of bowling with shoe rental or $8.00 plus tax for one game of bowling with shoe rental. City Daddies are also welcome at these events. Please let me know that you wish to bowl so we can make payment arrangements and I can let the bowling alley know.

If the littler ones want to bowl, let us know and we can arrange bumper bowling for them.

This is a discounted rate versus walking in off the street for the kids and gives parents options to bowl all, part or none of the time. You are free to socialize with other Moms and have fun watching the kids! Those who don't have an RSVP can join us but I can't guarantee the rate and you might pay the going rate for that date and time.

We welcome vendors who might want to come to the event and setup a table to show off their business! The tabletop rate is just $10 at each event - you bring your own table! Please reserve your space if you wish to set up a table. Thanks!
There will be Raffle Prizes for which you can purchase tickets to win. Anyone who would like to donate a raffle prize, contact Dawn Mathisen at or call 239-265-7086.

June 12th Raffle will benefit Adopt*A*Troop Foundation
June 14th Raffle will benefit Bikes For Tykes
June 17th Raffle will benefit Adopt*A*Troop Foundation
June 18th Raffle will benefit Destiny Diaper Bank

Come join us to celebrate Schools Out with some bowling fun, meet fellow City Mommies, Daddies and Kids! See you there!

Monday, May 25, 2009

What Can City Mommy Do For Your Family-Friendly Business?

We are a new and growing group and the excitement is building! City Mommy of Southwest Florida is where the coolest, hippest Moms in Southwest Florida are getting together online and off for fun, friendship and more!

As a Family-Friendly business, this group can benefit YOU as well as you benefitting us. It's a total win-win situation! There are many ways you can reach our members and market your products and services to us, partner with us and become a part of the building City Mommy in Southwest Florida:

ADVERTISE IN OUR BUSINESS DIRECTORY: The local City Mommy site features a full business directory of Mom friendly businesses and services. It's a great resource for our Moms. You can make your presence known there with our very economical advertising rates. LIFETIME Business Directory Ads begin at just $25 and range up to $99 depending on the market area you wish to reach. Our group spans from Englewood to Everglades City (north and south) and from the coastal Gulf communities to inland communities like Immokalee, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Arcadia. There are three package levels to suit your needs - be it just your community, a few of the communities we cover or all communities in our range.

HOST A CITY MOMMY EVENT: We are always open to family-friendly businesses that would like to sponsor a City Mommy of Southwest Florida event, get-together, play group, Mom's Night Out etc. This brings foot traffic to your business, our Moms get an up close view of your business and what it offers. You are recognized as the host for the event and get publicity for that as well. Let's brainstorm an idea!

DONATE TO OUR CITY MOMMY RAFFLES: Have a premier product or something you could donate to the City Mommy Raffles? At many of our larger events we will sponsor a raffle where the proceeds benefit a local Southwest Florida charity. So not only are you exposing your business to our Moms but you are contributing to a good cause! You receive recognitioni at the event as one of our prize sponsors.

PARTICIPATE IN CITY MOMMY GOODY BAGS: At some of our larger, more well attended events, we will also be handing out City Mommy Goody Bags as incentives to attend and arrive early. In those bags will be coupons, samples, discount certificates, ad specialty items and more from our local business sponsors. Consider participating in the Goody Bags as it provides great exposure for your business!

BECOME ONE OF OUR SPONSORS: We have packages that start as low as $35 to sponsor one specific event and up for becoming a quarterly or yearly sponsor. Your business receives recognition at the day of the event and all promotional pieces leading up to the event. It gets your name out for way less than other media!

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO COME....We value the partnership we are building with the local Family-Friendly businesses in Southwest Florida and will continue to provide unique marketing opportunities to you at very reasonable rates! We want your participation and we want to bring our Moms to your business!

For information about any of the above opportunities, please contact Dawn Mathisen, City Leader at or by calling 239-265-7086.

We look forward to your participation with our great group!

Monday, May 18, 2009

1st Annual Baby Flea Market in Lehigh Acres This Saturday!

City Mommy of Southwest Florida is helping get the word out and sponsor the 1st Annual Baby Flea Market in Lehigh Acres this Saturday, May 23rd.

This is a benefit for Destiny Diaper Bank which recently made it's home at the facility at 205 Joel Blvd. and is now providing diapers once weekly for babies, special needs and elderly in Lehigh Acres.

This great fundraising event is a superb opportunity for area Moms to clean out their closets and make some cash this summer! You simply rent a spot with a $15 donation to Destiny Diaper Bank and then sell all your no longer needed baby and childrens clothes and items!

Mark your calender for Saturday, May 23rd and if you are looking to turn some of those items your children no longer need into cash sign up to sell by calling Becky Hines at 239-549-2130.

The event takes place from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 205 Joel Blvd. at the Tyler Business Center in Lehigh Acres.

Come join us for a fun day of shopping for bargains and selling!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What Is City Mommy of Southwest Florida?

Think of us as the Facebook or MySpace of the local Mom community! City Mommy of Southwest Florida has joined the City Mommy family, which is a national network of websites that started in 2007.

WANTED: Southwest Florida Moms who want to connect for fun, friendship, sharing ideas, get-togethers, events and more! We are launching a great group and you will want to be a part of it!

Our local website includes a Message Board/Forum, Events Calender, Business Directory, Shopping Links and so much more! All valuable information and a great online forum to interact with other area Moms.

Offline and COMING SOON will be City Mommy of Southwest Florida sponsored events that will be fun and family friendly! Many will be low cost and a few even free so tap into our great network and tune in for Summer fun for you and your's!

Businesses that want to reach our Mom community can also join us or find out more about advertising and sponsorship options by emailing:

Our online community includes many neighborhoods. From north to south from Englewood to Everglades City. From the west and the Gulf of Mexico into some of the more inland communities in Southwest Florida like Immokalee, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Arcadia.

Get registered today and create your profile! Start connecting with some of the coolest and hippest Moms in our area for fun, friendship and more:

See you there!