Here is a list of community projects that our Club participates with currently and in the past.
Carlton Complex Fire Relief Foundation
Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington
Children’s Home Society
Fisher House – Joint Base Lewis McChord
Inland Northwest Honor Flight
My Girlfriend’s Closet (Junior Service League of Wenatchee)
Our House – Cancer Care
Red Cross – Operation Heroes Housewarming
Serve Wenatchee Valley
USO – Northwest/SEATAC
Vets Serving Vets
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society
Our club has been extremely generous this quarter. Beginning in October with Real Options, the prolife treatment, pregnancy, counseling and educational services center, we donated approximately $445 in assorted new baby clothing, onsies, bottles, sleepers, car seats and infant incidentals. They are very appreciative of our donations to their clients.
The Bunker (Vets Serving Vets) were recipients of 125 pairs of new warm socks plus assorted clothing, checks and food items in time for cold weather in November. My best guess would be about $300 went to this organization that dispenses, food, clothing, money, medical equipment and medical-housing transportation referrals plus friendship, conversation and a mean game of cribbage.
December gifting went to Serve Wenatchee's "Glory of Christmas" at our annual Christmas dinner meeting. Gifts, cash, checks, and gift cards were donated to this group that provided children's gifts and holiday meals The gifts were "earned" by their parents who participated in self help and betterment classes. Anything left over went to Serve Wenatchee's program expenses. We donated $330 in cash, $335 in gift cards and $150 in gifts totaling $815. Bravo-Zulu as they say in the military!
Our next Caring for America project is one that helps our own: Victims of the devastating "Camp Fire" tragedy of N. California. The city of Paradise was destroyed and many lives were taken. A nation wide appeal has been sent by the N California FRW for gift cards to help FRW members recover. I am waiting for more particulars on this request to pass on to you. We will be collecting gift cards from Walmart, Safeway, Lowe's, Home Depot and Albertson's in January and February. Thank you for your help in this appeal. You were so good with the victims of the OSO mud slides a couple years ago. This is a massive need.
The Seattle USO is an on going project in support of our Armed Forces. We collect travel size hygiene products (male and female) to aid service men and women as needed. Some military are stranded at the airport for many hours and even days. Our next trip to the airport is in March. If you are saving hotel samples--we have a need. A basket is available at every meeting.
Thank you for your ongoing generosity...We are the party of YES WE CAN. Call me with suggestions of other non profits. April @ to 667-0867.