Club News

Service Projects

Christmas Village – serve hot chocolate to visitors of Christmas Village on opening day; and con- tribute to the Toy Shower.

Club donated books and bookcases for Litchfield Woods Health Center


Camp Moe – we donate two 2-week camperships to children with special needs.

Service Cup Award – we contribute money to one of the cups, which is given to an outstanding graduating high school athlete. We participate in the selection process and make a presentation.

Food Drive and monetary donations to the following organizations:
Fish, Inc.
Friendly Hands Food Bank
Salvation Army
Torrington Community Kitchen

School Supplies – as school begins each year, our club donates backpacks and school supplies to Friendly Hands in August.

Essay Contest – Altrusans held an essay contest among local 8th graders with a topic of “Volunteerism and What It Means to Me”. The winner receives $100 and a special luncheon with Altrusans, the mayor, and the recipient's parents and teacher.

Litchfield Woods Project – members provided large print books and had much-needed bookcases built for Litchfield Woods, a local healthcare center. Altrusans also read to the residents weekly.

Fund Raisers (Past and Present)

Just Desserts Night at the Elks – members provide 2 desserts each and sell tickets for a night out, featuring chocolate, fresh baked goodies, and refreshments along with door prizes.

Fashion Show and Dinner – an evening dinner is held in April where members are the models for outfits from local dress shops. A member asks as emcee for the evening, adding local color commentation.

Dinner Tickets - tickets for a local eatery are sold by the members at $10 each ( $5 goes to the business and $5 goes to our club).

Scholarships

we provide 4 scholarships to graduating seniors in our area, who have demonstrted academic excellence, commitment to community service and potential success in their chosen field of study.

Contact person: Bernadette Krayeski, giakray111@gmail.com;
Mailing address: Altrusa International of Litchfield County,
P. O. Box 2114, Torrington, CT 06790-2114
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