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Community Request for Donation

Do you have a community project or program in need of funding? Altrusa’s mission is to support programs that encourage community service, literacy and/or leadership. If you believe your project fulfills Altrusa's mission, you can submit the below donation request to us for review. Donation Request Form

2017-03-29T19:28:21+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Community Service Projects|0 Comments

International Projects in Uganda, Africa

Janna Van Nest—one of our members—has built a relationship with the people of five villages in Uganda over many years. Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra has provided support in a number of projects in these villages. In November 2015, Janna and fellow Altrusan Sarah Sheehan—who sponsors a child in one of the villages—traveled again to Uganda to visit [...]

2017-03-29T19:28:21+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Community Service Projects|Comments Off on International Projects in Uganda, Africa

We make our communities better through leadership, partnership and service. That is our goal. Founded in 1917, Altrusa is relevant to many civic-minded people who are interested in creating better communities. Last year, Altrusans proudly gave over a million volunteer hours around the world, including clubs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Bermuda, [...]

2017-03-29T19:28:21+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Fundraising Events|Comments Off on

14th Annual Afternoon Tea & Luncheon

Online sales are now closed. Tickets are $45 per person or $250 for six people (full table) and may be purchased directly from Gail Swain at 760-920-7497. She will promptly return your call. Please join us on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 12:00pm for an afternoon featuring an elegant three course service at the First United Methodist [...]

2017-06-07T15:21:47+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Fundraising Events, In the News|Comments Off on 14th Annual Afternoon Tea & Luncheon

Inyo/Mono County Readers Theater

The annual Storytelling program was established in 1994 and is held every January. This community service project promotes literacy and the oral tradition of reading to young children. It is carried out by a costumed character and an "Altrusa" reader who read to about 600 children at preschools, kindergarten and elementary schools in the Eastern [...]

2017-03-29T19:28:22+00:00 November 4th, 2010|Literacy Projects|Comments Off on Inyo/Mono County Readers Theater

Books & Barn Animals Jamboree

This large-scale event is held every Spring at the Tri-County Fairground and promotes literacy while at the same time raising funds and having fun. The event usually includes activities such as a petting zoo and puppet shows for storytelling. Bookmarks are given to all preschoolers and elementary students as part of a campaign to promote [...]

2017-03-29T19:28:22+00:00 November 4th, 2010|Literacy Projects|Comments Off on Books & Barn Animals Jamboree

Hug Me Bears

Since 1989, Altrusa has joined forces with the Hug Me Bear Program to purchase, package and distribute Teddy Bears to children and adults in high-stress situations. Bears are distributed by peace officers, firefighters, EMS workers and hospital staff.

2017-03-29T19:28:22+00:00 November 4th, 2010|Community Service Projects|Comments Off on Hug Me Bears