acac 30 days fundraiser brings $94,940 to area non-profits
Community members worked out & gave back during the month of March at acac. They purchased a 30-day membership for $30, and 100% of the membership fee was donated to non-profits in local acac club communities. Read on to learn more about each donation and the outstanding work these organizations do!
$25,380 for Special Olympics by acac Midlothian and acac Short Pump in Virginia
acac Midlothian and acac Short Pump selected Special Olympics of Virginia as their charity for March’s 30 days for $30 fundraiser. Special Olympics is dedicated to helping children and adults with intellectual disabilities discover the joy of participating in organized athletics. They make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place – one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.
We were excited to host an education team from Special Olympics Virginia at our After School program in acac Midlothian. They gave the presentation “The R-Word: Spreading the Word to End the Word”. In our Short Pump club, representatives set up a table in the lobby and talked to club members about the organization and volunteer opportunities. Team members attended three Special Olympics sporting events and wow! What a huge impact they have on our community.
$50,000 for UVa Cancer Center by acac clubs in Charlottesville, Virginia
The UVa Cancer Center’s mission is to provide services, advocacy and support that reduces the burden of cancer for patients today and eliminate the threat of cancer for tomorrow’s patients through research and education. The Albemarle Square, Downtown and Crozet acac clubs were proud to raise funds for this important community resource. Basketball celebrity Ralph Sampson and former UVa women’s basketball coach Debbie Ryan helped raise awareness for our efforts. Both came to the clubs for photo opportunities and autograph signing with members and guests and lent their strong support to the cause.
$13,410 for Habitat for Humanity of Chester County by acac West Chester and acac Eagleview in Pennsylvania
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County (HfHCC) has built or renovated nearly 140 homes in Chester County for area families in need of decent, affordable housing. We were thrilled to donate $13,410 to this deserving charity, along with several boxes of cleaning supplies and household items for new homeowners. A group of our team members also spent an afternoon building displays at the HfHCC ReStore, which sells quality used home furnishings and surplus building materials at a fraction of their regular cost. All proceeds from the store help fund the construction of more Habitat houses in our community. We’re looking forward to more volunteer opportunities with Habitat as they work to complete two new houses in West Chester this year!
$6,150 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore by acac Timonium and acac Hunt Valley in Maryland
We joined forces with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore for March’s 30 days for $30 fundraising campaign. We are thankful for the opportunity to have served one of the nation’s most recognized and respected philanthropic organizations, whose mission to create a home away from home for sick children and their families is one we stand firmly behind. With Baltimore being a hub of medical excellence, people all over the world migrate to the area seeking care. We’re thrilled to have contributed over $6,150 to families who are not only receiving great care from our renowned medical community, but excellent home care from the compassionate volunteers at the RMH.
Thank you to all who participated in the 30 days fundraiser. We appreciate your support! And a special thanks to all our 30 days beneficiaries for their service to our club communities and for allowing us to take part in the amazing work you do!