Giving Back

Since the humble beginnings of our firm over 40 years ago, Southwest Florida has been our home. Now, decades later and with multiple offices spanning the tri-county area, it is where our associates and staff live and raise their families. We are therefore inextricably tied to this place and its people—it has become a part of us, and we a part of it.

Always mindful of how Southwest Florida supported the Firm’s development through nearly half a century, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner tirelessly dedicates its resources to giving back. This is why the distinctive “BLS” logo is attached to so many community initiatives, events, and local organizations.

Today, we fight hard to foster growth, education, civic engagement, and public safety here in our own backyard, and the Firm is at the forefront in supporting numerous worthwhile causes. Whether it’s donating office space for the opening of MADD’s SWFL chapter, rewarding student volunteers with our annual Make a Difference Award, supplying food and supplies to local law enforcement at DUI checkpoints, staffing and supporting the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition, or nearly drowning ourselves in gallons of ice water for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we set a high bar for community involvement and strive to raise that bar every year.

Here are some of the community partners that Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner is proud to support:

Special Equestrians Project Mission

The mission of Special Equestrians, Inc. is to enhance physical, emotional, and cognitive growth for individuals with disabilities through equine assisted activities and therapies.

The organization serves people referred to Special Equestrians by doctors, therapists and teachers. The participant application is on this website on the Classes Page. There is a waiting list to ride in the program, although those potential riders who have flexible schedules will be able to ride sooner.

Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) Mission

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.

Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida | Lee Health Mission

The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida - a standalone, state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2017 - is on a mission to deliver vital and lifesaving care for children and their families throughout the region. Our highly trained staff believes that every child is special. Children deserve innovative care in an environment that soothes anxiety and fear. All of us - doctors, nurses, advocates, social workers, and volunteers - share that vision and care for you like family.

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida Mission & Vision

To lead our community in the fight to end hunger. That no one has to go hungry in our community.

Shop with a Cop Cape Coral Mission

This program allows one on one time with Cape Coral Police Officers and children of families that may be struggling during difficult times.

It offers assistance during "Back to School' season and the Christmas Holidays.

James Stephens International Academy Mission

We have an incredibly dedicated school community. Our caring staff members work hard to help all students learn and reach their own personal goals. Our students are eager to learn and we strive to help them follow our Mustang Expectations so that they can be successful in all aspects of school.  Our partnership with the families of our students as well as other community members and organizations is a key part of our success. Students benefit greatly when parents and guardians are involved in their formal education. At JSIA, we strive to have consistent communication between home and school for families to learn about what is happening at school and provide feedback to help us improve.

Tice Elementary School Mission

They are committed to creating a tradition of excellence at Tice Elementary School by forming strong relationships and focusing on academics.  The theme for the 2020-2021 school year is “Tice Together” because we know we can accomplish great things when we work together!

River Hall Elementary School Mission

Our Mission is to provide a safe, secure environment that ensures the development of the whole child. Through successful experiences, all children will grow academically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. The Vision of River Hall Elementary is to educate all students to their fullest potential so they may become productive members of society. We are in this together to ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential! We welcome your visit to see all of the wonderful things that are happening at our school! It's always a great day to be a Bobcat!

Mirror Lakes Elementary School Mission

Mirror Lakes Elementary School exists to promote a safe and positive learning environment, focused engagement, collaboration, and student-centered learning. We strive to build a community of dedicated citizens who show passion for their achievements.

Colonial Elementary School Mission

Colonial Elementary will be a community of students, parents, and staff dedicated to the development of every student's desire to learn and achieve. Collectively, we will provide a safe, supportive environment that fosters curiosity, confidence, and a life-long passion for learning.

Read Across America

Fun Run

Varsity Lakes Middle School Mission

Varsity Lakes Middle School will provide a safe and secure environment that ensures the continued development of the whole student. Through successful learning experiences, all students will mature academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and creatively.

Captains for Clean Water Mission

Captains For Clean Water is on a mission to restore and protect aquatic ecosystems for the use and enjoyment of all . Through education and advocacy, we fight to ensure that policymakers implement science-based solutions to our water quality issues.

We believe that one of the biggest barriers to fixing the problems facing Florida’s estuaries and Everglades boils down to one thing—people just don’t know about them. Captains For Clean Water works to raise awareness and advance science-based solutions, to solve Florida’s water mismanagement and secure the health of our water resources, protecting our way of life for future generations.

University of Miami Donation Mission

A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition Mission

Our purpose is to create a safe community in which to live, play, and work.

Our mission is to prevent injury, disability, and death through advocacy, education, legislation, and partnerships.


Mission: To enhance the health and well-being of others through our work with blood and stem cell products and by facilitating scientific research.

Vision: To become the leading world-class blood system in the innovation of new services, technology and research, that positively impacts blood product safety and availability, and enhances the lives of our team members.

Values: Execution, Innovation and Continuous Improvement, Agility and Respect

Jackets for Juniors Mission

Free Winter Clothing for Children Jackets for Juniors was founded by Charlene Edward in 2011.This foundation is for children ages newborn through 12 who are in need of winter clothing such as pants,long sleeves,gloves,socks,shoes,long sleeves,hats,and of course jackets.we collect gently used clothes,or accept donation to go in purchase the winter clothing.Old Navy,Escape Zone, Chuck-E- Cheeses,Pin Street of Fort Myers,Chick-fil-la,Mr.Man,and Gulf Coast Church of Christ are all Proud sponsors of Jackets for Juniors

Safe Kids Worldwide Mission

Safe Kids Worldwide® is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable.

Suncoast Neighborhood Task Force Mission

The Suncoast Neighborhood Task Force works to empower the residents of Suncoast Estates by offering programs which can help with self-sufficiency, including GED, exercise, and food and nutrition classes at the community center. We have established a community garden where residents can plant and maintaintheir own plot to grow food for their household.  We offer information on resources that residents can utilize to help obtain help with medical care, prescriptions, child care, and other needs.

Memorial Elementary School Supply Drive Mission

To provide a rigorous and relevant education for all students through ambitious instruction.

Suncoast Community Estates Community Outreach

For Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, ‘tis always the season to be involved in our SWFL community! The Firm has a long history of spreading holiday cheer where it’s most needed, and December 2014 was no exception. This year, staff from the Scheiners’ Community Outreach Project visited the Suncoast Estates Community Center (SECC) in North Fort Myers, which offers assistance and services to many low-income families in the area. Read More.

Firm donates plane for teen's medical flight

Florida Blood Centers

Florida's Blood Centers, Inc. provides health and allied services. The Company stores and distributes biologics, such as red cells, plasma, platelets, and clotting-factor concentrates to health-care and medical-research organizations.

Florida Highway Patrol

The FHP strives to achieve our core values of courtesy, service and protection. It is our job to help ensure the safety and welfare of millions of Florida’s residents and visitors each and every day.

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