Local partnership supports financial literacy for the next generation
Modern Woodmen of America members in Mansfield and Ashland recently partnered to raise money for Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio at the 2nd annual JA Golf Classic at Shelby Crossings Golf Course on Aug. 5.
The event, which included support from the community and other local businesses, raised more than $2,500. This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s matching fund program. The funds will be used to pay for programs that help to empower young people in the community.
The matching fund program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need through fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $10 million to community needs across the country each year.
“The community truly came together to support a local need,” says Lauren Brown, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “That support is what it’s all about.”
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.
Source: Telegraph Forum