2009 Holiday Festival raises needed funds

After hundreds of hours of planning, organizing, decorating, cooking, and more, Altrusa members can sit back and relax (briefly!) knowing that another Holiday Festival & Gifts fundraising event is complete.  Preliminary figures show net revenues of just over $13,000 raised by this event. This amount is slightly less than half of our fundraising goal for the year; our Spring Luncheon is our other major fundraiser each year.

With the funds raised, along with funding from our Foundation's reserves, Altrusa of Montrose hopes to provide services, grants, and scholarships totaling over $41,000, primarily to our local community. Since our fiscal year began in June 2009, Altrusa has already funded additional units for Lifeline (helping seniors live safely in their own homes), purchased stuffed toys (Love Hug Bears given to children having surgery or emergency care at  MMH), helped fund the expansion of Christ's Kitchen (helping to feed members of our community), and provided grants to organizations such as Bosom Buddies, Dreamcatcher Therapy, Hospice, Montrose Community Dinners (Thanksgiving dinner), San Juan Health Care, and Youth Appreciation Day.


If you missed this fundraiser, or simply would like to help Altrusa fund scholarships and projects such as the ones mentioned above, please consider making a donation to Altrusa Club of Montrose CO Foundation -- a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  To make it easy, you can use the SECURE Donate button above to donate $25.00, or any other amount you care to give.

Altrusa is very grateful to all the organizations, businesses, and individuals whose generous donations and contributions made this fundraiser successful.  Montrose is a wonderful community, and our Montrose Club is proud of what we've been able to give back to our neighbors and our region.

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