People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.


La Crosse, Wisconsin - January 2019

La Crosse Aerie #1254 recently held brat barns, raffles, and other fundraisers to make a donation to help build an All Abilities Park in La Crosse. The Aerie, Auxiliary, REAC, and Sunday AM club and a grant from the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund all contributed to a total of $5,000. The All Abilities Trane Park Project will be designed to be fun and bring together individuals of all abilities to experience the simple, everyday joy of outside play.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota - January 2019

The Albert Lea Eagles Club #2258 raised $6500 and a box full of toys for Toys for Tots. Money was raised from raffle sales of Meat Packs on Thursday nights and on Sunday Viking Games. A special thanks to Lois, Julie and Carol for all their time and effort in raising the funds for Toys for Tots. Also Darron Becker who passed away this year in September.


Lewiston, Idaho - January 2019

Nez Perce Eagles #631 gave more than $12,000 in grants to two LC Valley organizations .A $5,000 grant went to Lewis-Clark State College SPARC program, which helps Lewiston special needs students between the ages of 9 and 21. A $7,500 grant went to the Interlink in Clarkston, which builds wheelchair ramps for the disabled and elderly, as well as providing transportation services.


Montgomery, West Virginia - January 2019

Kanawha Eagles #1040 held a Christmas party for 350 area children at the local high school on December 16. Members wrapped presents and prepared fruit and treat bags for children. Pizza and juice were served in the cafeteria and a special appearance was made by Santa. The children had the opportunity to visit with Santa and were given candy canes After the presents were given, there were drawings for bicycles for 20 girls and for 20 boys. Each attendee was presented a ticket upon arrival for the bicycle drawings. The total cost for the party was $7,000.