Encouraging and supporting volunteerism and charitable giving within the communities of family members

Arizona Area News

Jim and Camille Auer, along with Megan Auer worked with and volunteered with Chances 4 Children in Scottsdale raising funds through matching gifts and a direct grant. They participated in a trip to Haiti visiting the schools and children benefiting from the gifts. The grant was for two teacher trainings at sponsored schools in Haiti. 25 educators were given the tools and knowledge to reshape their classrooms.

“I am a teacher. I can change this country. The future is in my classroom. I am a Haitian teacher. I am strong.”




Los Angeles Area News

Steve Auer and Kim Auer put together grants for several Los Angeles area groups which included:

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley

Ventura Teen Challenge International

Grossman Burn Foundation

Los Angeles Youth Network—Youth Emerging Stronger

Steve put together a grant to Youth Emerging Stronger for two new washers and dryers for homes providing shelter to runaway teens.

“We look for teachable moments, and that includes teaching the youth to do their laundry.”


New Jersey Area News

Ellie Auer worked on grants for

Friendship House in Hackensack and

Children’s Aid & Family Services in Paramus

Ellie obtained a grant providing partial funding for a Baby Basics van to deliver diapers to families in need.

“This program saved my baby’s life... in life you need support, this program is the support I need.”



Alexandria, VA

Julie Hawkins is a board member for Space of Her Own and Brittany Auer secured a grant to help facilitate in-person meetings for some of the 900 new mentor-mentee pairs, enrolled as the Class of 2022.


Your contribution of new mattresses and bedding, along with your donations and matching gift to our Spring2Action fundraising campaign is making a tremendous difference in the lives of some of our communitys most vulnerable girls.


Syracuse, NY Area News

Carolyn Auer Sturr put together grants for

Hospice of CNY, the Fair Haven run

Caryn Van Holtz Schloarship Fund, Sterling NY

Josephs House for Women and

St Josephs College of Nursing, Sryacuse

St. Joseph's School of Nursing is one of the most respected and competitive programs in the Syracuse area. Carolyn worked on a grant for equipment for the hands-on learning center. Peggy Auer graduated from St. Joe's nursing school.  The advancements with technology in both medicine and education have been tremendous, and this support helps the schoo continue to provide accurate training.





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