Leaving a Positive Footprint: 2017 Charity Donations

It is an NMA tradition to Leave a Positive Footprint wherever we gather, by making a contribution to a local charity.  At every CLT (Chapter Leadership Training) and NMA Annual Conference, our Community & Communications Committee (C&C) selects a local charity for NMA to sponsor.  We then ask our attendees (as chapters, and as individuals) to consider making a small, financial donation to that charity.  However, these “small donations” can add up quickly and make a BIG difference.

Donated at our West CLT


Donated at our East CLT


2017 Charity Donations (Total)

Specialized Needs Recreation / Camp AllStars in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, received a $1,120 donation at our West CLT.  (Learn More)

Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville, Alabama, received a $1,355 donation (plus $400 “in kind” donations)  at our East CLT.  (Learn More)

NMA would like to thank our members for their generous nature, and commitment to serving others.  Because of you and your chapters, NMA was able to leave a very visible “footprint” behind in both host cities.  So far this year, NMA has raised a grand total of $2,475 to help the less fortunate… and we still have one event to go! The NMA Annual Conference (our biggest event of the year) will be held September 7-9 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  More information will be available soon!

At last year’s conference, our attendees raised $2,000 to support aging wartime veterans.  Our Community & Communications Committee is currently in the process of selecting a charity for NMA to sponsor at our 2017 conference.  Keep an eye on the “Conferences / Workshops” menu or join our distribution list by writing nma@nma1.org.

Downtown Rescue Mission

Downtown Rescue Mission was the sponsored charity at our 2017 East CLT. Thanks to to generous donations from NMA members (and their chapters) we were able to raise $1,355 to support their cause.

“The Downtown Rescue Mission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is a place of refuge offering different charities for the homeless in our community. Men, women, and children can find a warm meal and a safe place to stay at our campus. Since 1975, the less fortunate have been coming through our doors and finding help and hope for their problems.”

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SNR / Camp AllStars

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Specialized Needs Recreation / Camp AllStars was the sponsored charity at our 2017 West CLT. Thanks to to generous donations from NMA members (and their chapters) we were able to raise $1,120 to support their cause.

Children with disabilities develop social skills and improve their health while having fun in the safe and nurturing environment of Camp AllStars. This dynamic camp program meets six hours a day on 75 non-school days a year.

Specialized Needs Recreation offers various recreation programs for youth and adults who have challenges participating in other programs because of a learning disability, sensory impairment, mental, emotional or physical handicap.  It is their goal to provide recreational opportunities to all people with disabilities regardless of their ability to pay.

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A special Alabama Thank You goes to Cathy Longo and Nancy Bennett, CM, for leading their Community Service Workshop through a hands-on exercise of assembling “gift bags” comprising toiletry, sundry, and other personal items for Mission clients.

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