HCP members opened their checkbooks and wallets, contributing $857 to Guiding Eyes for the Blind and the Northeast Regional Food Bank at our 2016 June picnic. According to Sharifa Perry who coordinated the event, the charities will be able to use the all-cash donations to best meet their needs. Donations were almost evenly split: Guiding Eyes received $435; the Food Bank received $422.
The Board is currently looking for volunteers to plan, coordinate and run a silent auction at the Club’s annual dinner in November. The auction has been the Club’s most significant charitable effort of the season; last year over $2000 was raised. Sharifa has offered to support and advise members who take on the task. If you’re interested in helping out, you can contact Sharifa for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org