Mid-Atlantic Chapter Supports Cradles to Crayons

On October 11, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter teamed up with Cradles To Crayons, a regional needs based organization, to help prepare individualized packages of clothing, books, toys, and necessities to children in need. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter would like to thank the PLUS Foundation and their enthusiastic membership for helping them support their local community. They had a wonderful time, met some new friends, and made a real impact on their community!

At this event, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter was able to gift a check of one thousand dollars to Cradles to Crayons through the PLUS Foundation. Cradles to Crayons is an organization that provides children living in homelessness or low-income situations from birth to age 12 with essential items needed to survive: clothes, shoes, books, toys, baby safety equipment, and school supplies.

Thank you to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the PLUS Foundation, and all the volunteers who helped out at this event!

 

Northern California Chapter Supports Project Open Hand

The Northern California Chapter participated in their annual charity drive this past Monday, October 15 at Project Open Hand.  Through their efforts, they were able to prep 600 pounds (1200 servings) of chicken and 3 cases of potatoes to help provide 2,500 meals to the chronically ill and elderly in San Francisco, California.

At this event, members of the Northern California Chapter presented a check for one thousand dollars to Project Open Hand through the PLUS Foundation. Project Open Hand has been providing nutritious meals to the critically ill and elderly of California since 1985. With the help of volunteers such as PLUS members, they prepare 2,500 meals and 200 bags of groceries every day.

Thank you to the Northern California Chapter and to the volunteers who participated in this charity drive!

Group photos with check, left to Right:

Brett Carmody – Clyde & Co

Colin Furlow – Clyde & Co

Eric Moon – Clyde & Co

Jamison Narbaitz – Clyde & Co

Katherine Catlos – Kaufman Dolowich Voluck

Bill Dougherty – Hays of California Insurance Services

Project Open Hand representative (in front of Bill Dougherty)

Danielle Sheridan – U.S. Risk

Lori Fuega – Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney

Kelly Nugent – Travelers

Midwest Chapter Supports Christmas Without Cancer 5K

The Christmas Without Cancer 5K Run on September 29 was a huge success.  Hundreds of runners and volunteers came out to support the organization. PLUS member volunteers acted as street marshals, blocking off the streets from traffic, as well as cheerleaders for the runners along the way.  Several PLUS members were stationed at the finish line to congratulate the runners and provide achievement medals.

At this event, a check for $6,000 was presented to Christmas Without Cancer from the PLUS Foundation. Christmas Without Cancer is a charitable organization that provides gifts and basic necessities throughout the year to Chicago area families with members stricken with cancer.

Thank you to the Chapter and everyone who volunteered for this great event!