around the clock caring
The Around the Clock Caring Creation Story
Around the Clock Caring: As the economic downturn befell Florida, more families began to lose their homes to the housing crisis and their livelihoods to its aftermath. This situation created a dramatic rise in the number of homeless families in Southwest Florida, highlighting the vulnerability in our market and how the downturn can hit hardest on those least able to recover.
This situation sparked local businessman, Derik Fay, into action. Using his cultivated professional networks and drive to help the community he founded Around the Clock Caring in 2011 with the goal of helping one family at a time. His concept combined using the glut of houses on the market from the housing crisis with a pool of local business to create a two-pronged approach to ending homelessness
- Transitional housing and independent living
- Employment training and mentoring in locally thriving industries.
Mr. Fay’s idea was well received in the community and the organization grew from there.
About Our Founders: Derik and Jillian Fay
Mr. and Mrs. Fay are active philanthropists and Around the Clock Caring board members. Their passion to help others, is the driving force behind Around the Clock Caring. Their collective business background and philanthropic endeavors both as financial contributors and active participants ensure the strategic direction and financial stability to sustain Around the Clock Caring now and into the future.
Our Advisory Board Members
Dr. Cindy Banyai is the Chief Operations Officer of Around the Clock Caring. Raising young children in Lee County fostered her commitment to the community and sparked her participation in local groups such as BikeWalkLee and the Greater Fort Myers Area Michigan State University Alumni Club. She is originally from the Detroit area, but settled in Southwest Florida to start her family in 2008.
Dr. Banyai has worked in the field of community development since 2000, including 2 years with Michigan State University Community Outreach and 6 years as a development consultant (clients such as the Japanese Government and IREX). She received her Master’s and Ph.D. from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan where her research focused on Community development, public administration, and governance. Her works have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Rural Society and Asia Pacific World. She also edited and contributed to the books The Public Administration handbook of Japan and Global Movements of the Asia Pacific. Dr. Banyai’s first solo book, Community Capacity and Development – New Approaches to Governance and Evaluation, was published in 2011.
To make donation, please send checks to:
Around the Clock Caring
1140 Ceitus Terrace, #8
Cape, Coral, FL, 33991