Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU the Service Club fundraisers

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Becoming a member of a Service Club offers individuals a chance for more than just social activities – it opens the door to helping in your community. Many clubs complete service projects yearly, often picking a cause that they feel needs their support, for greater impact.

In 2009 The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island did just that. Having heard a presentation on the rising numbers of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in our province, the incoming Grand Worthy Matron Edith Conrad made the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia her charity of choice, for her year in the position.

Over that year, the women of the OES sold forget me not pins, gathered donations and held smaller fundraisers. Through their membership and focus on one charity and cause, they were able to share information about our programs, services and resources to thousands. Oh, and they raised over $34,000 in the process!

Does your service club pick a charity to focus on for a calendar year? The process in choosing a charity to partner with involves some research and work, but can pay of when you are focused. In turn, you help by more than raising funds for an organization, you become better equipped to share the charities vision and mission with your community. A resource that all charities need help with.

If you think that your service club should consider the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia as their charity of choice, please contact us. We can help to educate your members, support your decision and offer ideas on how to make your experience an impactful one.

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