Altrusa International of DeKalb/Sycamore recently hosted its Annual Charter Event where members awarded more than $6,500 to 19 nonprofit organizations.
Money was donated to Tyler, Littlejohn and Jefferson elementary schools and Clinton Rosette Middle School, all in DeKalb; Sycamore High School’s reading program and creative writing program; DeKalb County Health Department; Kingston Elementary School; Hand-in-Hand Community Project in Kingston; Flewellin Memorial Library in Shabbona; Kirkland Public Library; Woodbury School in Sandwich; Somonauk Middle School’s Instructional Coach and Leadership Program; Children’s Learning Center in DeKalb; Kishwaukee College Family Literacy Program; Sandwich High School; and Sycamore History Museum.
Altrusa also donated books to The Children’s Waiting Room in the DeKalb County Courthouse.
In addition, three $500 scholarships were awarded – one to a student from Kishwaukee College and one each to a graduating senior at DeKalb and Sycamore high schools.
Altrusa’s main fundraiser is the DeKalb County Spelling Bee, which will be held Oct. 19. For more information on being a sponsor or a participating team for “The Bee,” call Nancy Heal, spelling bee chairwoman, at 815-751-5936.