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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Imlay City, Michigan - February 2019

Over the past few months Leprechaun Eagles #4082 has made multiple charitable contributions to different organizations; they gave $1,500 to the foster kids in Lapeer county, donated $800 to the Marlette Hospice Center, and during the holidays #4082 held a benefit for three charities which included Justice for Lily, Holiday Depot, and the Shriners. From the live auction and donations from the Aerie, Auxiliary, and Eagle Riders, they were able to raise $4,300 for Justice for Lily, a pickup truck full of toys and $740 went to the Holiday Depot, and the proceeds from a mitten, scarf, and hat tree sales went to the Shriner children.

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Oscoda, Michigan - February 2019

Oscoda Eagles #4237 hosted a baby shower for Carol's Baby Pantry. The gifts they were able to collect included 2,069 diapers, 1,916 baby wipes, 15 pairs of boots, 43 pairs of socks, 50 books, 28 sleepers, 5 winter coats, and 2 snow suits. More donations contained clothes, crayons, food and formula, a $100 gift card from Family Fare and a $225 donation from the Oscoda Eagles. #4237 was also sponsoring a Soup Cook Off that day where all members and guests enjoyed 11 different types of soups, sandwiches and salads provided by the club. The Baby Pantry was founded in 2002 by Carol Schmidt. Carol passed away a few years ago and the name was changed to "Carol's Baby Pantry," to honor her memory and her dedication to our communities' young families.

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Hale, Michigan - June 2018

-Bemidji Aerie and Auxiliary #351 donated $2,200 to the organization, Kickin' Up Kountry for Hopes, Dreams and Smiles. The funds will help children with life-threatening illnesses go to the Kick'n Up Kountry Music Festival.

-Bemidji Auxiliary #351 made a $300 donation to Executive Director Wanda Yoemans from Churches United.