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Paint Pioneer Playground MAP on school playgrounds
Repair Talking Books for the Library of Congress
Make and distribute Heart Pillows
Provide books and read to students
Join New Vision Pioneers and “Answer The Call of Those In Need.”
Volunteer at Veteran Administration Hospitals
New Vision Pioneers volunteered 567,488 hours of their time in 2014
1 Volunteer Hour=$25 x 567,488 hours=$14,187,200 donated back to our communities
Beach and park clean-ups
Make and distribute Hug A Bears
Volunteer at soup kitchens and food pantries
|As I reflect on yet another year gone by, it continually amazes me at how much we have individually and collectively accomplished.
We had several key initiatives this year which I would like to share some amazing statistics with you.
Dodds Fund Grant – Happy Feet and Minds – Providing Shoes and Books for those in need.
Number of Organizations impacted 16 • Number of Clients impacted 2944 • Number of Volunteers 246 • Number of Volunteer Hours 3115 • Number of states impacted: 12 • Grant Amount: $8023.47 • Grant amount per Chapter $445.00 • Additional Chapter Funds used $17,648.25.
TelecomPioneers Charitable Fund Grant – Answering the Call of Those in Need, a Kaleidoscope of Projects
Number of Organizations impacted 53 • Number of Clients impacted 4130 • Number of Volunteers 327 • Number of Volunteer Hours 1450 • Value of Volunteer Hours@$25 per hr. $36,250 • Number of states impacted: 11 • Grant Amount: $37,656 • Grant amount per Chapter $2092.00 • Additional Chapter Funds used $14,856.28
Dish It Up – Feeding Families Healthy Food
During Pioneer Week, Pioneers collected 14,825 pounds of food and distributed it to over 20 Food Banks and Pantries in our 12 state area.
These are just a few of the organized efforts Pioneers undertook during 2015. In addition they sewed and distributed countless Hug-a-Bears and Heart Pillows, knitted afghans and lap robes and baby hats to be donated to local hospitals and senior care facilities, we assisted shelters with collecting/purchasing goods to get a family or homeless individual back on their feet, we honored our military by holding Bingo games, or barbecues or making dinner for our homeless veterans. We held the hands of many who just needed the touch and fellowship of another who cared enough to reach out.
This is just a small part of what Pioneers do on a day to day basis to make their communities and the people who live there a bit better.
We are the hands and feet in the community and we thank everyone that is a Pioneer. Whether you are able to Volunteer or provide funding through your dues or make a donation to our campaigns. It is all good and all worthwhile.
Thank you from the 18 chapters of the New Vision Pioneers.
Best Wishes for a wonderful Holiday and an even better 2016,
New Vision Pioneers
Dedicated hearts like yours
To care so much for your fellow man
So thank you for being a volunteer,
Thank You New Vision Pioneers for all you do!