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#MemberMonday: Greenfield Sertoma Club Uses Grant for Santa’s Helpers

By Brandi McGrath Kong, Director of Communications & Conferences

When it came time to apply for its 2023 Club Grant, the Greenfield Sertoma Club had one project in mind: Santa’s Helpers. Serving the Hancock County, Indiana, area since 1948 and administered by the club since 2000, this program provides clothing to children in need during each holiday season.

All donations received by Santa’s Helpers, including Sertoma’s grant, are used to purchase somewhere around $19,000 in clothing for nearly 190 children. The club told Sertoma that the extra funding allowed them to increase the spending allotment per child to $100 for the 2023 holiday season.

It’s all through the generosity of the people in Hancock County,” Club Treasurer Stephen Burt told the Greenfield Daily Reporter. “They know 100% of the money they generate to Santa’s Helpers goes for kids’ clothing.”

The club works with the Hancock County Christmas Connection to identify families in need. Once a family is signed up, Greenfield members works with parents and guardians to schedule shopping times at the local Walmart. They also work with a local nonprofit, Changing Footprints, to help the families get new and gently used shoes.

Sertoma is proud to support clubs like Greenfield in their mission work through our club grants. Established in 2021, this program allows qualifying clubs to apply for up to $2,000 each fall to support their favorite eligible 501(c)(3) organization or program.

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