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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Rochester, Michigan - September 2019

Rochester Aerie #2634 held a golf outing, which included raffle items from the local businesses and community members, and a light meal. They were able to raise $2,000, and are allocating the funds to the Rainbow Connection of Michigan and the F.O.E. Memorial Foundation. The Auxiliary provided the food and organized the raffle items.

Rochester Auxiliary #2634 hosted a bunco game party and raised $565 for Miracle Quilts of Michigan, which is a nonprofit that creates handmade quilts for military veterans that have been hospitalized.

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Colonial Beach, Virginia - September 2019

Colonial Beach Eagles #4315 was able to donate $15,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Together, the Aerie and Auxiliary planned several events over a 3-week period to raise the funds. They held a bucket collection drive, with the Sheriff’s department’s permission, and collected nearly $3,000 in 4 hours with the help of 7 volunteers. They raised an additional $2,000 from a brown bag auction, and they hosted a benefit dinner for St. Judes’s, where they raised $5,000 during the benefit. The last of the funds came from a $5,000 grant.