Posted by Dave Wood on Apr 27, 2020
 
COVID-19 Community Support Program
District 5470 matches club funding up to $500 as they help alleviate the impacts of the pandemic.
 
By the numbers:
  • 31 clubs participated within 2 weeks of the district’s offer
  • $15,500 sent to clubs in the district
  • Checks were in the mail within 2 days of approval
  • $31,000 impact in the district
 
Incredible Community Support:
  • Clubs purchased gift certificates from local restaurants and then awarded the gift certificates to first responders or local nonprofits
  • Clubs supported local efforts to make hand sanitizer for those in need
  • Clubs made straight donations to local nonprofits who work with those most in need
  • Six clubs joined efforts to financially support the Ronald McDonald House in Colorado Springs
  • Clubs supported organizations who work to address domestic violence issues
  • Clubs supported efforts to provide lunch for children who are now required to learn from home
  • Clubs supported efforts to keep food banks full
 
AND
In a majority of clubs, the $500 was only a portion of the club efforts to support the needs of their community.