People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Altadena, California - March 2017

Altadena Eagles #719 recently welcomed Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan for a special visit. Altadena held a Meet & Greet cocktail hour with members from Aerie #719, members from other California District 20 Aeries, State Aerie Officers and more. Following the dinner, Worthy President Jim Shirley presented a check for $250 for Jerry’s charity, Lupus Research. They also presented Jerry with a special Eagles fez.

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Fruitport, Michigan - March 2017

Fruitport #3666 Auxiliary President Barbara McGruther works tirelessly to raise money for charity and is always open to lending a hand. Last November, Barb asked if she could raffle a homemade quilt, made by Joyce Miller of the local Legion Post, to raise money for the American Veterans Association. Barb challenged herself to raise $500, increasing her goal each time she met it. At the time of the drawing, Barb had raised a total of $1,050 and she presented the check to local Director Dave Eling on Jan. 27. The money is being placed in the emergency fund to help Veterans with their immediate goals.

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Maryland - March 2017

2015-2016 State Madam President Diana Booth of Frederick #1067 toured Maryland during her year to raise money for Family, Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.), collecting more than $26,000. The check was recently presented to the organization which provides support, resources and programs for people with Down syndrome. Pictured, l to r, are F.R.I.E.N.D.S. President Evan Routzahn, self-advocate Noah Weikert, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Treasurer Denny Weikert and Diana Booth.

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Cresaptown, Maryland - March 2017

The Eagles of Aerie & Auxiliary #2883 have been longtime supporters of the Interfaith Community Food Pantry on Cumberland Street. One of the fundraising projects has been the Christmas Auction, held annually at the Aerie home on McMullen Highway. In a recent presentation, a check for $3,500 was presented to John Minnich, Pantry Treasurer, and Bill Stewart, Pantry Manager. This gift was made possible due to the joint efforts of the Officers and members of both the Aerie and Auxiliary for the 2016 Christmas Auction. Pictured, l to r, John Minnich, Jeff Hare, Todd Sloane, Bill Stewart, Tony Muir, Cathy McKenzie, Eddie Morris, Denny McKenzie, Cathy Hare, Carolyn Helmstetter, Andrea Cosner.

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Wilmington, Ohio - February 2017

Hilde-Floyd Eagles Auxiliary #1224 made the holiday season brighter for a group of local organizations. Through their Caring for Kids campaign, the Auxiliary donated a combined total of $3,500 to Clinton County Youth Council, Harvest of Gold, Heather’s Hope, Kids & Company, Kinship Care, Stepping Stones Ranch and Stillwater Stables.

Throughout the year, the Auxiliary hosts a variety of fundraisers earmarked for the campaign including the annual Car & Bike Show, various raffles, 50/50 drawings and more.

“We are always thrilled to be able to make these donations at the end of the year to our local organizations” said Auxiliary President Christie Siders. “Our goal is to target groups that have to provide their own funding. Year after year, they all tell us how thankful they are that we keep them on our radar. We are more than happy to have the ability to help.”
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Louisville, Kentucky - February 2017

Derby City Aerie #2173 recently welcomed Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan. Sullivan helped present a $5,000 grant to Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS). Sullivan is pictured presenting the grant to VIPS Director of Development Heather Benson. In front is Isiah Scroggins, grandson of Kentucky State President-Elect Jim Bosworth. Scroggins attends VIPS. While in town, Sullivan also joined the Derby City Aerie’s Louisville Slugger Club and was awarded with his own personalized bat.

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