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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Middleburg, Florida - December 2020

The Orange Park Aerie #4365 recently donated $750 to the Special Olympics Clay Rebels Cheerleaders. This Cheerleading Squad supports the Special Olympics and provides a great sense of sportsmanship to its members, athletes and the community. With COVID-19, the Squad has had difficulty raising funds to purchase necessary equipment. Aerie #4365 was honored to help these athletes obtain what was required. Best of all, the funds helped them attend a recent competition where they won 1st place and now have the opportunity to attend their national competition.

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Florida - August 2020

Past State Presidents Greg Hall and Beth Spaulding and Eagle Riders Chairman Jacob Bland presented a check for $126,311 to the University of Florida’s Fixel Institute for brain research to benefit Alzheimer & Parkinson’s research. The funds were raised during the 2019-20 fraternal year when Hall and Spaulding served as Florida State Presidents.

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Naples, Florida - February 2020

Golden Gate Eagles #4028 was awarded with a plaque for supporting the ‘Naples Take a Solider Fishing,’ program. Over the years, the Aerie and Auxiliary has raised $50,000 for this organization, and has made it their primary annual fundraiser. When the program first started, the event hosted 35 soldiers, but now the event is able to bring more than 180 troops and more than 90 captains for a weekend of fun and fishing. 

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Sarasota, Florida - April 2019

Sara-Mana Auxiliary #4424 hosted a weekly fundraising event on Monday evenings called Feather your Nest. In less than 12 months, they were able to give a $5,500 check to Face Autism, which is a nonprofit organization that provides sensory friendly activities, support groups, referral for therapeutic services, structured classes, and other necessary resources for autistic children.