Service Projects

District Fivers turned out on Make a Difference Day 2012 determined to REALLY “Make a Difference”. Some of the projects are listed below, others are highlighted in the picture captions.


AKRON, OHIO

October turned into “Make A Difference MONTH” for us! A conference table full of school supplies was donated to Mason School early in the month because they were needed a.s.a.p.! We also donated household supplies and clothing  for a family at the school who’d lost everything in a fire, And we began a year-long project of collecting items for the Teachers’ “Reward Boxes”. While the Veteran’s men’s and women’s homeless shelters (Valor House & Miss Liberty House) were not quite ready to receive our books, we collected a huge amount for creating their libraries and will meet on Nov. 11th to put labels in the books for pick-up on Nov. 15th.

 

 

In the meantime, on Make a Difference Day we donated a bookshelf filled with books to Harmony House (a long-term small facility for homeless men dedicated to helping them become self-sufficient).

HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO
For "Make A Difference Day 2012" Altrusa of Highland County, Ohio, dedicated two (2) "Little Free Libraries" on October 27, 2012.  One is located in Hillsboro and one is located in Greenfield.  In time, more Libraries may be set up in the county.

The photo shows one of the Little Free Libraries with members of the Hillsboro club.

MANSFIELD, OHIO

Mansfield Altrusans spent Make a Difference Day helping the "Little Buckeye Childrens Museum" with reorganizing, storing, sorting, cleaning, etc.

 

TIFFIN, OHIO

Tiffin Altrusans hosted a get-together of the 13 area libraries for a conversation about needs, concerns, sources of pride.  Also for a check for $250.00 for each library.  This is the 2nd year this has been done, and it was very much appreciated by the librarians.

Shown is one of the librarians explaining how proud her library is with their new teen program to encourage teens to read.

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