Altrusa is a non-profit, world-wide volunteer organization of people with diverse backgrounds and experience dedicated to improving our communities by personal service. Our local Montrose club was organized in 1975 and, with its 50 members, is one of the largest and most active clubs in the entire international organization.
Altrusa Clubs develop and fund specific service projects to meet community needs and are recognized nationally and internationally for their significant contributions. Locally, Altrusa of Montrose provided over $40,000 in scholarships, donations to non-profits, and community service projects during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. All profits from the Autumn Affair, which replaces Altrusa’s long-running Holiday Festival fundraiser this year, help enable the service organization to continue its many projects and services.
Altrusa of Montrose volunteers for Bosom Buddies at their annual walk/run, organizes and donates books for Seasons Readings, provides a children’s library for CASA, offers awards for teaching excellence at our local schools, contributes to Adult Basic Education, provides books to every First Grade student in our district (in a joint project with the Montrose Library and Rotary), helps sponsor the Montrose Community Dinner (Thanksgiving), donates Love Hug Bears to Montrose Memorial Hospital to give to young patients, grants scholarships to local students, and has provided assistance to many organizations such as HopeWest, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Dolphin House, Passage Charter School, Montrose Botanic Gardens, Community Options, and many more.
Tickets are available through October 31 for $35 each; starting November 1, the price goes to $40. Tickets may be purchased at Fabula, 317 E. Main, during regular business hours, or from Brown Paper Tickets online at http://altrusa.bpt.me. Brown Paper Tickets charges a small processing fee for each ticket sold.