Altrusa of Hamilton awards three high school scholarships in May of each year. The applications are sent to 16 high schools in the Butler County area. The scholarships are funded in part by their spring flower sale held in May.
The non-profit serves local communities to eliminate illiteracy through various projects and events. Their mission statements says the group works to “improve communities worldwide by providing service, developing leadership, fostering international understanding and encouraging fellowship through an international network of dedicated volunteers.”
Altrusa International’s “Action for Literacy” was introduced in 1977, and its international program conquering illiteracy was decided to be the action Altrusa should take being involved in many good works, especially in literacy.
Members want to make their communities a better place to live, experience personal growth opportunities and develop leadership skills as they serve their communities.
An annual event of Altrusa International of Hamilton is the service project fundraiser and adult spelling bee, “The Literacy Buzz.” This will be Altrusa’s 10th year, and it will celebrate achievements and successes. It will be held Oct. 18 at the Butler County Educational Service Center, 400 North Erie Highway, Hamilton.
All funds received are given to literacy programs through grant applications and chosen by judges. For further information, contact Germaine Vonderhaar at email@example.com or Mary Jane Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altrusa of Hamilton is looking for members who can commit some of their time for service and fundraising projects which are held during the year. For membership information, call 513-300-1537.
It also considers Shared Harvest as a partner for their members volunteer whenever possible to supply food and books to children in the Hamilton City School District.
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