People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Illinois - February 2017

Illinois State Auxiliary President Juanita Shamhart of Decatur #507 recently presented a $5,000 grant to Cancer Care Specialist of Illinois in Decatur. Shamhart selected the program as her state project for the 2016-17 fraternal year. The funds will be used to support cancer-related activities and programs in Central and Southern Illinois. Pictured are medical oncologist Perry Guaglianone, Illinois State Madam President Juanita Shamhart, medical oncologist Benjamin Esparaz and patient services coordinator Kelly Zerfowski.
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Alexandria, Virginia - February 2017

The Eagles of Alva Aerie #871 were proud to deepen their ties with the community by participating in the 46th Annual Alexandria Scottish Walk Parade on Dec. 3, 2016. The annual tradition benefits the Campagna Center, a local organization which provides educational and social support for all ages. Alva Eagles kicked off its first parade appearance in many years under the leadership of Outreach Committee Chair David Robbins. Dozens of Aerie and Auxiliary members marched alongside their truck, carrying banners, flags and balloons, distributing literature to adults and candy to children. Atop the truck was a giant inflatable eagle.

Middletown, New York - February 2017

Middletown recently donated a check for $350 across various funds within the Grand Aerie Charity Foundation. They also held a backpack drive for the local homeless shelter in which 53 backpacks full of necessary school supplies were donated for children in grades K-12. The also held a coat drive, collecting various winter garments and handing them out to individuals in need at the area soup kitchen.

Hale, Michigan - February 2017

Hale Eagles #4217’s Ladies’ Auxiliary has donated more than $19,000 to the Convenant Breast Health Center over the past five years to support the CARE Fund, which provides free screening mammography and any necessary follow-up care for uninsured or underinsured individuals. Since 2010, the CARE Fund has provided screenings for more than 450 people.

Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas - February 2017

For the last 20 years, Horseshoe Bend #3431 has given presents to area children through its annual Christmas event. Last year, 51 boys and 46 girls received ages 2-12 received presents. Each child received a gift and an entry into a drawing for one of 20 bicycles. Member Betty Swanson has chaired the event for the last three years and spends her time calling area businesses for donations. This year, $2,800 in gifts were distributed.