Altrusa provides school supplies to area students

Dorothy Causey and Ruth Heath pick out school supplies
at a local business
Altrusa of Montrose CO donated approximately $1,200 worth of needed school supplies to four area schools with high percentages of children from low-income households. Each school received ten backpacks as well as several boxes of pencils, paper, scissors, crayons, glue, zip-lock bags and other supplies requested by the school district.

Community Tap Night benefiting Altrusa at
Horsefly Brewery
Funds for these supplies were raised from a used book sale (one Altrusan donated over 800 books from her family's library) and a Community Tap Night sponsored by a local brew pup, Horsefly Brewery. The brewery donated 75¢ per beer or soft drink sold during a special evening for Altrusa, which amounted to a donation of $135 to Altrusa. Members of the community were asked to bring additional donations of school supplies to the Tap Night, and this resulted in another large box of supplies which Altrusa donated to a fifth elementary school in our area. Our Club also donated $200 to each of the local middle schools to be given as scholarships for athletic fees for students unable to afford to participate.

We had a large number of used books left over after our sale, and these were donated to Montrose Memorial Hospital Volunteers who will continue selling them to raise funds for their hospital-related services.

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