Charities the club supports In 2017, we held our annual golf outing and raised $20,000 for the Villages Hospice. In April we held a fundraiser at Cody’s for Veterans Helping Veterans and raised $2,000 We won the People Choice Award at the Annual Chili Cook Off and also raised $1,331 for Charity At the end of 2017 we donated $1,750 to the Lake Pan Food Pantry. We donated another $1,000 to them in 2018 The Club donates more than just money. This is a picture of Club members packaging meals for Deliver the Difference. These meals will feed hungry children and veterans. Each year the Club’s Charity Committee conducts a survey to determine which Charity organizationshave the support of the Club’s members. To be considered a Charity must be a registered 501.C3 non-profit and provide services in the local area (Sumter, Lake and Marion County). Using this feedback,the Charity Committee develops a recommendation for a Giving Plan for the following year which isthen presented to the Executive Committee who can accept the plan or amend it as they see fit.The Giving Plan includes direct cash donations, member fundraising events and food and clothingdrives.The following Charities are included in the 2018 Giving Plan: All One Family provides scholarships to Wildwood Fl High School Graduates Wildwood Soup Kitchen provides meals for the needy Help Agency/SOZO Kids provides after school services and meals to children who live in the Ocala National Forrest. Honor Flight provides both actual and virtual trips to Washington DC Shepard’s Light House provides temporary shelter for homeless women and children Center Hill Children’s Mission provides after school services to the children of migrant workers Humane Society provides care and adoption services for pets Veterans Helping Veterans provides housing to homeless veterans and their families in Marion County Help Us Help Kids is a Club sponsored event to provide school supplies to the Wildwood Middle HighSchool Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties provides shelter for battered women Operation Shoebox provides care packages to our military serving overseas Deliver the Difference provides meals to children and homeless veterans in the tri county area. Christian Food Pantry is located in Lady Lake and provides food to the needy in the local area. Lake Panasoffkee Food Pantry provides food and personal hygiene products to area residents. Habitat for Humanity provides housing home renovations to the needy Corner Stone Hospice provides end of life care For additional information contact Rob Ainsley, Community Relations Trustee.