April, 2016 To May, 2018 — QIFC allocated $21,377.31 to community non-profit organizations and services. Quota International of Fort Collins strives to develop and support programs that will improve the quality of life for others through a variety of service projects in our community.
QIFC Volunteers for LifeSaver Breakfast, Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Members helped at the lifeSaver Breakfast, put on by the Alliance for Suicide Prevention. They prepared the meal, served attendees and cleaned up. With Quota’s help, most everything was composted or recycled and the extra food was donated.
QIFC Donates $8000 to Faith Family Hospitality
On Tuesday, Sept 25th, Quota presented a check for $8000 to Faith Family Hospitality. Pictured: Annette Zacharias, Executive Director of FFH, Mitzi Davis, Quota Treasurer, Judy Warren, Chair of Allocations and Shannon Richardson, Quota President. The mission of both non-profits are aligned with supporting disadvantaged families and helping them to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. Quota’s donation will provide kitchen cabinets in the Sherwood House. The Sherwood House is the former Crossroads safehouse and is being remodeled to house homeless families while providing education and accountability specifically targeted to get families back on their feet and self-sufficient. The Sherwood house has 16 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, 8 bathrooms, 2 living/dining rooms, a computer room, a resident manager apartment and a large play room and playground. Quota is proud to support this project and the future of families in our community.
Our guest speaker, Joanne Vande-Walle of ElderHaus, informed members of the services offered at ElderHaus, a non-profit service who’s mission is to promote and sustain the independence of seniors wishing to remain in the community. To learn more about ElderHaus visit their website at http://www.ElderHaus.org.
A Very Happy 90th Birthday to Mary Marks
We had a wonderful birthday celebration during the September lunch/meeting for Mary Marks, Quota International of Fort Collins member since January, 1974. By the smile on her face, it was obvious that Mary enjoyed it very much, as did the attending members. Mary served as club President during the years 1976 -1978. Mary continues to support QIFC by attending meetings when possible, and always motivates the members with her wit, memories and easy smile.
Happy 90th Birthday, Mary!