About Us

I Love My Island, Inc. is a non-profit (501(c) 3) organization founded by Islanders Lou and Julie Colombo in 2014.  Funding sources include the My Island Thrift Store (located at 245 Crockett Blvd, Merritt Island) and individual donors.

Guided by our Board of Directors, our mission is to provide and promote resources for seniors, sponsor and support a variety of youth activities ranging from academics to athletics, to offer relief to individuals and families in times of crisis and to collaborate with others to contribute to the welfare of the Merritt Island area.

Our thrift store also provides full-time employment for up to 10 employees, trains seniors for re-entry into the workplace through partnership programs, offers volunteer hours for youth programs such as Bright Futures and offers affordable household goods, furniture, clothing and home decor to our community.

Focused programs to help our older Islanders and their families include a Senior Referral Service and “Coffee for Seniors”.  Our experience over the last several years has unveiled a need for short-term “disaster relief” for individuals and families.  I Love My Island, Inc.  is here to help.

How can you help?

  1. Volunteer – we always need help in the thrift store and for special events. Please contact us for more information.
  2. We are looking for volunteers to help seniors at our “Coffee with Seniors” program. Like seniors?  Have a few hours each month to socialize and help a senior make selections in our store?  All ages welcome.  Call 321-473-3355 and ask for Carolyn.
  3. Contribute financially – your donation will stay in the local community supporting local families. (See our DONATE button at top.)
  4. Donate goods for our store – My Island Thrift Store is located at 245 Crockett Blvd. on Merritt Island and accepts donations from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and until 4 on Sunday.  Pick-up for large donations can be arranged; just call us.
  5. Offer your expertise. Do you have a special talent that you want to share with others?  Let us know and we can add you to our volunteer referral list.

If you have questions about our work, please call us at 321-501-3999 or 321-473-3355 and ask for Carolyn.

Registration Number CH47739