On March 13th 2017 we donated $6,350 to Eastlake LaCrosse Club.
Eastlake LaCrosse Club encourages anyone with a desire to play LaCrosse to join their team. Their team is entirely grass roots. Their team consists of boys who live on the fringe and have a desire to make something of their lives. There are no tryouts and no requirements to fit a certain model. Their funding comes from donations from the parents of the boys who play and the community support.
On June 12, 2017 we donated $7,050 to the Grove Church Community Supper and Taxable Item Giveaway.
The Community Supper is The Grove’s hunger and hospitality outreach. For over 3 years, on the third Friday of every month from 5-7 PM, The Grove has been providing delicious, hot meals to our local community. The Community Supper is free to attend with no income restrictions on dinner guests. In addition to dinner, qualified guests (those on assistance and living in the Painesville, 44077 area) may also receive taxable items through our taxable item giveaway, which is held at the same time on the same evening.
On September 11, 2017 we donated $7,200 to Asa’s Angels.
Asa’s Angels gives back to Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula residents in need. Our quarterly programs include, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas. Our program is not only for the low income, but for those who are struggling families. Families with illness, loss of work, or other situations that has made it hard to get by. We interview those we help to ensure our help is going to those who need it most. Our chapter supported Asa’s Christmas For the Kids.
On December 11, 2017 we donated $7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Foster Care Program.
Funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters Foster Care program provides the kids who are in the system through no fault of their own, companionship events and opportunities. It background checks and trains community members to help these kids prepare for independence and offers them social activities so they stay engaged and connected.
2017 by the numbers
- At the end of 2017 our chapter has 101 members
- We averaged 57 members in attendance for 2017
- We donated $28,100
- Our members gave $850 to charities not chosen
- Upcoming meetings for 2018
- March 12
- June 11
- September 10
- December 10
In 2018 we have a new meeting venue at Mooreland Mansion, provided generously to our chapter by the Lakeland Community College. We are excited for this change and hopes that it will provide more awareness to what our chapter has accomplished in 2 years time and that we may be able to increase our membership, which, in turn, will allow us to affect a greater change within our community.