Save the Date for the 10th Annual Sip & Sample at The Village Shops!

Mark your calendars for the Sip & Sample at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, which will be held on Thursday, November 21st, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This year will mark a decade since The Village Shops began hosting this annual event benefitting Friends of Foster Children Forever. Ten years of good wine, great food, waterfront views, and philanthropy.

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

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 go to Friends of Foster Children Forever. During and after the event, continue on in the spirit of giving! From Thursday, November 21st  through 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.