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Club Service Projects:

100th Anniversary Project

The club collected warm winter apparel for students of all ages in the Laconia schools.  Items included boots, socks, mittens, gloves, scarves and warm fleece items.  These will be distributed to students in need by the guidance personnel or the school nurse in each building.  This community service project was part of Altrusa's Make A Difference Day in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Altrusa International.

Serving Dinner

The club recently participated in serving the free weekly community dinner sponsored by Hands Across the Table, held every Wednesday at St. Andre Bissette Parish Hall.  Members volunteered for set up and serving which allows them to spend time with area residents to enjoy a nice meal and opportunity to socialize within community.

New Beginnings

The club delivered clothing for women and children, personal toiletry items, household necessities and backpacks filled with school needs to New Beginnings.  New Beginnings provides free and confidential support, emergency shelter, 1 to 1 peer support as well as educational and outreach programs, advocacy and crisis intervention for those whose lives have been affected by Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Literacy Projects

The club distributed support checks to the Belmont, Laconia and Gilford Public Libraries (see picture), Laconia Adult Education and a new initiative for "Got lunch and Literacy" in Laconia through cooperation with Annie's Book Stop.

Support Checks

Organizations receiving support checks from the club include Hands Across the Table, New Beginnings, Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Belknap County Nursing Home and the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center.

Lakes Region General Hospital:  Book packages for newborns and Moms

      Large Print books for the Elder Care unit

Monthly birthday party celebrations at the Belknap County Nursing Home

Major Fund Raiser:

Taste of the Lakes Region:  Commonly known as "The Taste"--this is the place to be as area restaurants offer succulent samples of their very best foods, drinks and desserts.  The restaurateurs donate their services and the Altrusa Club sells tickets to raise funds for the community.  It's a win/win situation as Altrusa raises money, the restaurants show off their best, and area residents get to sample the best food the Lakes Region has to offer.  This annual event has become the springs' most anticipated event as everyone sees friends they haven't seen during the long winter season.

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Becky Albert of Belmont Library receives check from Barbara DeAngelis of Laconia Club
Altrusa donates pumpkins for children to carve-Pictured are Altrusa members Jan Gilbert, Carla Peterson and Tracie Grant
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