ALTHOUGH COVID DID ITS BEST TO TRY TO STOP US FROM SERVING THE COMMUNITY, OUR CLUB DID! OUR CLUB ROCKS!!!
Golf Tournament and silent auction – We had 88 golfers play in the 2020 tournament and raised almost $13,000 for the Foundation; additionally, the silent auction raised another $5,000 for a total of $16,300.
Olney Help Food Drive – We held 2 food drives to stock the shelves and assist Olney Help in addressing the increased demand during the pandemic - 1 drive in Nov and 1 drive in Feb collected a total of 44 bags of groceries and multiple gift cards; additionally, the club matched Clark Kendall’s $1000 donation to enable us to donate $2000.
Adopt-a-highway – We held 1 roadside clean up in 2020 and 1 in 2021 to keep our stretch of Georgia Avenue looking good.
Scholarships – We awarded 4 $1200 scholarships – 2 to Sherwood seniors, 1 to a Magruder senior and 1 to a Blake senior
Holiday Toy Drive – We distributed over 950 gifts to 6 local elementary schools and 5 local organizations to provide a happy holiday to families in need, and we collected over 800 toys to start next year’s inventory.
Olney Corner – We decorated the main Olney intersection for the holidays and provided for spring and fall plantings of new seasonal flowers, making sure that Olney’s main intersection is welcoming.
Return to school COVID supplies – We collected over 100 laundry baskets and 350 small toys to provide to local elementary schools for use in complying with COVID protocols so local students could return to in person instruction in March.
Medical Equipment – We provided around 30 pieces of medical equipment to local residents
Blood Drives – We volunteered at 2 Red Cross blood drives - one in Dec collecting 24 pints, 1 in Feb collecting 28 pints.
Charities – We donated over $22,000 to local charities.
Eye glasses – We collected an estimated 200 pairs to provide to Lions Community Outreach Foundation for distribution internationally.
Coat Drive –We joined with Montgomery County police to collect 650 coats to donate to Interfaith Words in Rockville.
Total volunteer hours of service = OVER 400 HOURS!