The Aerie and Auxiliary support many charitable organizations and endeavors. Each month is dedicated to a different charity. Rotating Chairpersons organize and run events and activities raising funds for the designated charity. Check our monthly calendar and newsletter for the details of the charity supporting activities.
The total amount raised for our 2018 charities was $48,210.
Monthly Charities and Chairpersons
June - Maxine Kovacic Christmas Shopping Spree
Deb Conrad and Carol White
Each year Aerie #595 treats about deserving 80 children from area Middle Schools who might otherwise have no presents at Christmas to a Christmas shopping spree. Each child is accompanied by an Eagle member, and has $100.00 to spend on whatever they need or would like.
July- Muscular Dystrophy
Terri and Mike Austin
Funds will go to “Seek a Miracle” which goes strictly to research efforts for a Friedrich’s Ataxia cure, one of 43 forms of Muscular Dystrophy (MD).
Carol White, Scott Kaufman, Gabe DeGabriele
C.A.S.A. is the acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. With hundreds of cases in most of the counties throughout our state C.A.S.A. is a wonderful organization that trains volunteers to serve as a child's voice in court, when the child is a victim of abuse or neglect.
September- Maxine Kovacic Christmas Shopping Spree
Helen and Larry Alley
October- Alzheimer's Disease
All Auxiliary Sisters
December- Colorado Discoverability
Colorado Discoverability is leading service provider of adaptive sport opportunities for people with disabilities.
January- Suicide Prevention for Veterans
Patti Heartsil and Sandy Woodard
February- Testicular Cancer Awareness
The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is a Grand Junction, CO based nonprofit compassionately dedicated in the fight against testicular cancer. They offer support and guidance to patients and families, providing a resource for the medical community and providing financial assistance to those in need and continuing to save lives.
March- Parkinson's of Colorado
The Colorado Parkinson Foundation, Inc. is based in Colorado Springs, CO. The mission of each group is to provide educational and emotional support to those who want help in understanding how to deal with Parkinson's Disease.
April- "The House"
Kari Fennell and Joe Burns
"The House" is 10 bed temporary shelter for homeless, runaway, and unaccompanied youth ages 13 through 20. "The House" helps teens move towards stable and safe housing and other youth-driven goals through intensive case management and support from advocates, volunteers, and mentors.
With very few exceptions, homeless, unaccompanied teens in Mesa County teens under 18 are guaranteed a bed at "The House."
May- Colorado State Scholarship Fund and Eagles Memorial Foundation
The Colorado State Scholarship Fund exists to provide help to children of our members wishing to further their education in a college, university, or trade school. The fund is underwritten entirely by money provided from the local Aeries and Auxiliaries.
The Memorial Foundation supports children (including those legally adopted) of members who die while serving their country or at work.
Part of being an Eagle is supporting our brothers and sisters when times get tough. The Memorial Foundation was created to help provide medical and educational benefits to children of members who lose their lives while serving their country or while at work. As an Eagle, you and your family are automatically protected by this safety net.
Your children will be able to attend college or vocational school and receive various forms of medical assistance.
Grand total of $36,705.70 given to our charities during 2017-2018. Thanks to the dedication and efforts of our members, this amount represents an increase of almost 84% of the Aerie 2016-2017 charitable donations amount.