Community Service Projects

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|0 Comments

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

Make a Difference Day

Each year in October, our club celebrates "Make A Difference Day" by focusing on a literacy project needed in our area. In 2006, over 100 Children's Books were donated and purchased by Altrusa as well as a bookcase, which was purchased and assembled by club members. Additionally, a member donated a child-size table and chairs. [...]

2017-03-29T19:28:22+00:00 November 4th, 2010|Community Service Projects|Comments Off on Make a Difference Day