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Each year the Missouri State Presidents of the Fraternal Order of Eagles help to raise money for a  ‘charity of choice’.  For 2007-2008, the Eagles chose the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) based on CTF’s mission and focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Missouri.  Founded in 1898, the National Fraternal Order of Eagles has grown to over 1 million members in 1,700 communities across the United States and Canada.  The Eagles’ motto is  ‘people helping people’, and they are very proud of their philanthropic work including raising millions to eliminate heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s research, and support of programs for seniors such as Meals On Wheels and many other charities.

Several fundraising events are planned in communities throughout the year.  One such event, a Hawaiian Luau and Silent Auction Fundraiser Hula for the Prevention of Child Abuse hosted by the Jefferson City Fraternal Order of Eagles, is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, at the Eagles Banquet Room, 1411 Missouri Boulevard, in Jefferson City.  To inquire about other prevent child abuse fundraisers, please contact the local Fraternal Order of Eagles in your community.  All proceeds from the Eagles will be earmarked specifically to help crisis nursery/respite care prevention programs around the state.  Crisis nurseries provide short-term emergency care to children for families experiencing temporary hardship or crisis.

[Related article – Jefferson City News Tribune]
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