Club-Child Abuse Prevention Committees

The prevention of child abuse and neglect is the national project of Exchange. The National Exchange Club Foundations for the Prevention of Child Abuse was started to provide financial support for the project through the contributions of individuals, clubs, businesses, corporations and other foundations. Exchange Centers for the Prevention of Child Abuse has been established by the Foundation in communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. There is a center in Missoula and umbrella center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Board Members: Lesley Gallagher-Tolon, Jackie MacDonald, Brittney Shirley

Committee Members:, Mike Miller, John Schaffer, Mike Wong, Ryan Screnar, Bill Northey, Nick Fish, Ali Martin

Activities

COATS FOR KIDS

This program designed to provide direct support for Helena exchange club’s efforts to provide winter coats, gloves, hats, etc for those children in our community that otherwise would be challenged to be properly outfitted for winter weather. The committee is responsible to see that proper selection procedures and communication with local schools and service organizations in selecting the youth to receive coats each winter. This committee is responsible for both scheduled fundraising event (annual wine fair) and informal weekly collection to insure coats program is self-financed.
Dates: November, December

PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE

The prevention of child abuse and neglect is the national project of Exchange. The National Exchange Club Foundations for the Prevention of Child Abuse was started to provide financial support for the project through the contributions of individuals, clubs, businesses, corporations and other foundations. Exchange Centers for the Prevention of Child Abuse has been established by the Foundation in communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. There is a center in Missoula and umbrella center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Dates: April

SUNSHINE SPECIAL

Perhaps the most gratifying service youth project sponsored by the Exchange Club is the Sunshine Special. The program treats orphaned, handicapped or otherwise underprivileged children to a day of unforgettable enjoyment at an amusement park, beach or other destination. The committee is also responsible to organize and carry out the program with assistance from the entire membership.
Dates: July, August