Our Story

Our Mission

To provide funds to charities focused on improving the lives of women and children in Collier County, Florida through our annual trolley tour, sponsorships, and private donations.

We’re Not Your Average Trolley Tour

In 2017 I launched a trolley tour with a purpose.  Beginning with one trolley, we had a blast while raising $2,000 for families affected by Hurricane Irma.  Over the last 7 years we have grown to four trolleys, formed a 501(c)(3), and given away nearly $420,000 to numerous Collier County charities serving women and children.  Each year our participants nominate and vote on the charities aligned with our mission.   It is a wonderful way to ring in the holidays!

In 2024, Jingled Elves distributed $175,000 to: Alliance for Period Supplies, Baby Basics, Blessings in a Backpack, Fostering Success, Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, Guadalupe Center, Laces of Love, NAMI, Pace Center for Girls, and Youth Haven.

We have a very enthusiastic group of Elves helping others while spreading holiday cheer!

Donna Issenmann

Founder

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Jingled Elves Fundraising

The Jingled Elves take over Naples every winter.

We raise funds for organizations supporting women and children in Collier County through our Trolley Tour, Shop and Share Events, corporate sponsorships and donations.

Our Jingled Elves Trolley Tour transports the Elves around town for one magical night in December.  We sing carols and spread cheer throughout Naples, perform our signature elves dance in several locations.  Each participant pays a fee to attend the trolley tour which covers the party, the trolley ride, a custom t-shirt, dinner, and gift bag — as well as adding to our fundraising dollars

Throughout the year, we hold special Shop & Share events with retail partners including Lilly Pulitzer, J.McLaughlin, Kendra Scott and Paper Lantern.

We also appreciate the continued support of our generous sponsors and donors enabling us to support so many causes.

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Where We Donate

We provide funds to charities focused on improving the lives of women and children in Collier County, Florida.  Our 250 plus participants have the opportunity to nominate charities and then vote on their top choices.  We distributed funds to ten organizations in early 2024.   We welcome you to learn more about these charities and their important work throughout the community.

2024 Jingled Elves Funding Recipients

  • $20,000 to Alliance for Period Supplies providing financially challenged woman and girls in Collier County with period supplies while partnering with local agencies for distribution.
  • $20,000 to Baby Basics for the purchase of diapers for the St. Elizabeth Seton distribution site within the Golden Gate community.

  • $20,000 to Blessings in a Backpack to help sustain the feeding of children from economically disadvantaged homes attending Golden Gate Elementary and Herbert Cambridge Elementary schools.

  • $15,000 to Fostering Success providing foster children in Collier County with over 425 hours of free tutoring so they can succeed in school.

  • $15,000 to Fun Time Children’s Academy for start-up funding to establish a newly designed classroom providing capacity for up to 12 infants at their Poinciana Elementary School location.

  • $15,000 to Guadalupe Center providing over 100 students transportation home following after school tutoring and summer enrichment programs.

  • $20,000 to Laces of Love for purchasing new shoes for distribution to children in need from new walkers through age 18.

  • $15,000 to NAMI providing 40 additional ADOS assessments, as well as assistance with other therapeutic supplies, items and programs.

  • $15,000 to Pace Center for Girls for fresh food and produce for a salad bar allowing up to 70 girls to eat a healthy salad with every meal.

  • $20,000 to Youth Haven for the installation of specially constructed closets creating dedicated spaces for each child in residence.

Alliance FPS

Alliance for Period Supplies

Baby Basics

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Blessings in a Backpack

Fostering-Success

Fostering Success

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Fun Time Early Childhood Academy

Guadalupe-Center

Guadalupe Center

Laces-of-Love

Laces of Love

NAMI

NAMI

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Pace Center for Girls

Youth-Haven

Youth Haven

fostering success

“Jingled Elves has been an absolute game-changer for fostering success in Collier County! Thanks to their dedication and support, these children are not only excelling in school but also gaining the confidence and skills they need to thrive in every aspect of their lives. “

~Ann Hughes, CEO

Jingled Elves, Inc.

501(c)(3) organization
Naples, FL
JingledElves@gmail.com

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