One Week Left to Purchase Tickets to the 10th Annual Sip & Sample!

A week from today, on Thursday, November 21st, The Village Shops will be hosting its 10th  annual Sip & Sample from 5:30-7:30pm. Each year, Friends of Foster Children Forever and the merchants at The Village Shops collaborate to raise money to benefit foster children in the local community. Attendees are given the opportunity to purchase a “passport” for the event, which allows travel from shop to shop and restaurant to restaurant. For $40 per person presale or $50 night of, guests can enjoy complimentary samplings of delectable appetizers and international wines from the restaurants’ award winning menus and high-end designer boutiques, while taking in the waterfront views.

Sip & Sample at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, Naples, Florida Shopping and Dining

This years’ participating restaurants and retailers are Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Ben & Jerry’s, Casanova Boutique, Casanova Venetian Glass & Art, Chico’s, DanaTyler, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Fabec-Young & Company, Fish Restaurant, H.T. Chittum & Co., J&K Collections, Le Petit French Café, Lux Boutique, M Waterfront Grille, MiraMare Ristorante, Mondo Uomo, Monkee’s of Naples, Natural Comfort, Patchington, Pratt’s Shoe Salon, Southern Tide, Sperry, Sukie’s Wine Shop, T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House, The b. Store, The Village Pub, Time 4 U Med Spa, and Whispers of Naples

The Lutgert Companies Aerial

Sip & Sample passports can be purchased online at to support the vital educational and mentoring programs for local foster children. The FFCF mission is to focus on the children they serve by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. The charitable organization works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who enters or, is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties.

100% of all Sip & Sample ticket sales are donated to Friends of Foster Children Forever. During and after the event, continue on in the spirit of giving! From Thursday, November 21stthrough Sunday, November 24th, ten percent of all sales from collected receipts will benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. Shop and dine all weekend long and drop sales receipts in drop boxes located on the south side of The Village near Pratt’s Shoe Salon or on the north side near Panache.