15 November Okahumpka, Florida - September 2019 November 15, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Florida 0 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. Related Articles Bacliff, Texas - September 2019 Mainland Aerie #3199 held a fish fry for St. Jude’s and was able to donate $1,000 to the organization. Latrobe, Pennsylvania - September 2019 Tony Angelo #1188 held their Annual Mike Levay Gun Bash and was able to present $11,000 to their local Little League organization. Mike Levay was a coach and mentor for elementary age baseball players, along with being a member of the Aerie. He lost his life due to a tragic accident so the Aerie has continued his good work for the Little league organization. Sutherlin, Virginia - September 2019 Eagle Riders #4420 participated in the Dean Ferris Memorial Ride fundraiser to benefit the Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Association. The Eagle Riders made a contribution of $19,511.78, and over the 8 years that this event has been held, a cumulative total of $144,511.77 has been raised to help the victims of cancer in their community. Rochester, Michigan - September 2019 Rochester Aerie #2634 held a golf outing, which included raffle items from the local businesses and community members, and a light meal. They were able to raise $2,000, and are allocating the funds to the Rainbow Connection of Michigan and the F.O.E. Memorial Foundation. The Auxiliary provided the food and organized the raffle items. Rochester Auxiliary #2634 hosted a bunco game party and raised $565 for Miracle Quilts of Michigan, which is a nonprofit that creates handmade quilts for military veterans that have been hospitalized. Lehigh Acres, Florida - March 2019 Lehigh Acres Eagles #3938 donated over 700lbs. of food that was collected during the Celebration of Life for Marjorie Wallace. The donations were split between the Lehigh Community Services and the Faith Lutheran Church. Silver Springs, Florida - March 2019 Ocala Forest Eagles #4216 held their 6th Annual State Presidents 5K Charity Walk to raise money for their State Presidents charities. To help raise more money, the members organized a group of volunteers to get sponsors for the T-shirts by approaching local businesses, and also got over 100 different items like gift cards and t-shirts to raffle off. From membership across the state of Florida, #4216 was able to collect over $5,000 in walk sponsorship money. After T-shirt, Raffle, 50/50, Food and T-shirt advertisements sales, they were able to present their State Worthy President Bill Lucik with a check for $4,411.50 for his charity Fairways for Warriors, and State Madam President Melanie Day with a check for $4,411.50 for her charity Florida Hospital for Pompe Disease. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.