Our major project for 2016 was conducting a raffle to benefit Saint Francis Service Dogs whose mission is helping people with disabilities experience the world through partnership with a service dog. Our chapter sold raffle tickets all year, with drawing November 21st, 2016.
A check in the amount of $2,000 was presented to Niki Voldren to benefit Saint Francis Service Dogs.
1st prize - Framed P. Buckley Moss Remarque artist proof print, valued at $1,566.00. Framing by Graphics Etc. Framing and Gallery. Winner - Karen Paitsel
2nd prize - Queen size quilt, "Serenity" designed and donated by Don Bunce. Value of quilt $1,200.00 - Winner - Rita Hilton
2015 - Donated $1,368 to Healing Strides of VA
2014 - Donated $2,640 to Healing Strides of VA
2013 - Donated $2,700 to West End Center for Youth
2012 - Donated $2,514 to Brain Injury Services
2011 - Donated $2,520 to Special Olympics.
2010 - Donated $2,415 to HopeTree Family Services.
2009 - donated $3,083 to Apple Ridge Farms, Inc.
2008 - Donated $2,597 to the RAM House
2007 - Donated $2,565 to the Apple Ridge Farms. Inc.
2006 - Donated $3,409 to St. Francis of Assisi.
2005 - Donated $3,376 to the Ronald McDonald House.
In past years we have raised money for the Salvation Army Turning Point Shelter, Camp Easter Seal, the Achievement Center, the Ronald McDonald House, the West End Center, the Roanoke Therapeutic Riding Program, and the Christmas Store.
Since our chapter began in 1989, we have raised over $68.700 for charities in our immediate area.