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Okahumpka, Florida - September 2019

During the year of 2019, Lake County Aerie and Auxiliary #4273 so far have donated a collective $61,000 to six local nonprofit charities; the Leesburg Food Bank, Camp Boggy Creek, Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New Vision for Independence, and Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Lake County Auxiliary #4273 presented an $8,000 check to Don Diamant, President of the Leesburg Food Bank. They raised the money by hosting a sports-themed Dinner Dance in October of 2018. 

Lake County Eagles #4273 presented a $14,000 check to Martin Bernstine, the Executive Director for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The money was raised from a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance and from a grant. 

Lake County Eagles #4273 donated $15,000 to New Vision for Independence. The organization helps people in Lake and Sumter Counties overcome vision loss. The money was raised from a Male Review Dinner and Show that was held in January of 2019.

Lake County Auxiliary #4273 presented to a $4,000 check to Camp Boggy Creek. The money was raised from the sales of a charity bingo game. As a year-round retreat, Camp Boggy Creek is able to serve thousands for campers and their families through activity-packed weekly and weekend camp programs. 

Lake County Auxiliary #4273 raised $20,000 for the nonprofit The Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties. They raised the money by hosting a golf tournament. The organization plans to use the money to provide clothing, school supplies, counseling, doctor’s visits and other necessities for the children in their program. 

Lake County Eagles #4273 made an $8,000 donation to Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation. Their mission is to provide comprehensive services to the underserved through education, mammograms, and patient navigation on the journey from diagnosis to survivorship with the compassion to ensure no one fights alone. #4273 held a Low Country Boil Dinner in September of 2018.

From the September 2019 edition of People Helping People.

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