Ag-Adventure at the FFA Farm (Sunland Ave, Bishop, CA) lets children meet the new baby animals. Altrusans help FFA volunteers with their fundraising bake sale. We also give away books and read with children at the event.
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
Santa and Mrs. Claus and the two lively elves Our organization sponsors a yearly visit of Santa and Mrs. Claus, who help Altrusa give away new books, candy and goodies to every child that attends.