One of the most exciting things about commercial real estate on Sanibel Island is seeing the potential benefit that every storefront can add to the community. Two businesses on Sanibel have recently been featured for the ways that they are enriching the island both through their business acumen and their integrity.
The friendly faces at Bennet’s Fresh Roast, the popular Sanibel Island donut shop with a sister location in Fort Myers, have decided to use their fresh donuts and coffee to encourage young people to read during their summer vacation. Starting today, Monday, June 1, and continuing until August 31, the restaurant has announced they will give one free donut to every child between kindergarten and fifth grade for every book they read, according to the Naples Daily News. This is the eighth year the business has committed to this effort in order to keep students learning and exploring between years at school.
Bennet’s Fresh Roast has also announced they will be offering one free glazed or cinnamon sugar donut to every customer who purchases any sized coffee. According to the Naples Daily News, the business will be celebrating the holiday as long as supplies last.
Mike Schwenke, the owner of Blue Coyote Supper Club, another local Sanibel Island business, has been giving back to the area community with his support of programs for the homeless. According to the Sanibel-Captiva Islander, Schwenke admires the Salvation Army in particular for their fiscal responsibility and ability to successfully meet the needs of individuals in the area.
These two businesses are examples of how committed individuals are bringing their energy and industry to the community–for business and for benefit.