Altrusa is an international service organization founded 100 years ago on April 11.
We make our communities better through leadership, partnership and service. Our primary international focus is literacy and our club has several literacy projects, often in partnership with other organizations.
For example, this week we will be stuffing kindergarten readiness bags, for which we are a cosponsor, for all incoming kindergartners in the Champaign school district. Locally, we also concentrate on issues that affect women and their children, including hunger. We partner with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank on several efforts, including the Centennial High School food pantry.
To help fund these activities, we’re having a style show on May 6 at the Urbana Country Club featuring spring fashions by Talbot’s. Tickets are $40. Contact Beverly Herzog at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.