Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gifts to Help our Local Non-Profits

As part of the Christmas and Holiday season, our members purchased gifts and raised money to help three of our local non-profit organizations.

We gathered cash, gift cards and gift items for those at Starting Point.
Kathy and Linda presenting volunteer Fran with our donations.

We gathered cash, gift cards and lots of bags of pet food for the Conway Humane Society.
Peg and Nancy presenting our gifts to the shelter. What is most amazing is that neither came home with a puppy!
We made a cash donation to the Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy and members volunteered to work at the Laura Foundation pond hockey fundraiser.
Kathy with Amy Mahoney, Laura Foundation Director

Monday, January 1, 2018

Party for Carroll County Foster Families

Altrusa of Carroll County works with other organizations to support and serve families in our communities.  For 10 years we have partnered with the DCYF to provide a Christmas party and gifts for the foster families in our area.  What a fun day we had on December 9th with about 70 family members and children!  There were activity centers with cookies to decorate, face-painting, nails painted, Lego construction, delicious food, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa.  In addition to all this fun, each child left with a new book and new mittens.  Many thanks to the ladies from DCYF who worked with us, and to Evelyn Ardito who coordinated and organized the event.  This put us all in the Christmas spirit!

Christmas Party

On December 11th Altrusa of Carroll County celebrated with a Christmas party hosted by Vice President Kathy Miller.  It was a wonderful time with over 30 members and guests attending!  In addition to good food and great camaraderie, we also collected items needed by the local women's shelter and for the Conway Humane Society.  Our baskets of gifts were overflowing! In addition, we put together platters of Christmas cookies which were distributed to our local nursing homes, Mineral Springs and Mountain View Nursing home.  As always, giving is the best gift!

Helping to End 68-Hours of Hunger

One day a month our crew of Altrusans helps to pack approximately 150 bags of food for local children in need.  This provides children with enough food to feed them for the 68 hours over the weekend.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Supporting the Laura Foundation at Halloween Town

On Saturday, October 21st, members of the Altrusa of Carroll County Club volunteered to work at the Halloween Town fundraiser to help raise funds for the Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy.  We sold hot chocolate, cider and other drinks at two booths, worked the rides and ran errands to make this fundraiser a success.  And it was fun!! Some of us wore wacky costumes and got into the spirit of the event while greeting happy families and excited children.  And it worked! The Laura Foundation raised approximately $46,000 to provide therapeutic programs to children in the area.  Below are photos of just a few of our members who volunteered - I didn't get photos of everyone.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Making Strides Against Cancer

Altrusa of Carroll County Team

On Sunday, October 15th Altrusa of Carroll County had an energetic team of walkers join the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk to raise funds to support the battle against breast cancer.  A second team of members, Marsha Brown, Pat McCoy and Ellen Andreano, worked the registration desk to help the event run smoothly.  As of today, our team has raised $1,564.00 to contribute!

Monday, August 21, 2017