Giving back to our communities (Bullhead City, Laughlin, Kingman and Lake Havasu City) is a very important part of what the Colorado River Corvette Club is all about.
Christmas is a time for giving, and the Colorado River Corvette Club is proud once again to be part of the wonderful holiday traditions that make our communities what they are all about…it’s citizens; no matter who they are, we love being part of giving back to them.
In years past, we have been involved with the Firefighter’s Holiday Toy Drive for children, but this year we decided to do something different and give back to some of those that many times are overlooked at the holidays…the elderly.
Members in Bullhead City/Laughlin, Kingman and Lake Havasu City, participated in a program known as the Senior Angel Tree Program, purchasing gifts to be distributed to “seniors or elderly” persons in each community who have no family and most likely will spend Christmas alone. Much like the traditional “Angel Tree Program”, where an “angel tag” is filled out with details about a child (age, gender, favorite color, etc.) and what they would like for Christmas, “angel tags” were completed for Seniors and members took a “tag” and went shopping.
Gifts were distributed to three (3) locations, with the facility in LHC allowing the members (who accompanied members from a local church) to enjoy visiting in person with the residents, reading the Christmas story and even singing Christmas carols. Sadly, other facilities were on “COVID lockdown” or were distributing the gifts to private residences, so members weren’t able to actually visit with the residents.
Facilities participating included:
Legacy Rehab & Care Center in Bullhead City (2 photos)
Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center in Kingman (1 photo)
Prestige Assisted Living at Claremont in Lake Havasu City (3 photos)
It was a first time experience for many in the Corvette Club, but you can be sure it won’t be the last time. It was wonderful experience and we were blessed to be a part of it. What a joy to help bring a little Christmas cheer to many who may not otherwise have Christmas this year.
Legacy Rehab & Care Facility - Bullhead City
Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center - Kingman
Prestige Assisted Living at Claremont - Lake Havasu City
Our club generously supports year after year many charitable programs in our communities involving Veterans, homeless, children and youth programs, law enforcement, elderly and the environment. 2021 has been no exception.
A check for $1000 is presented to Kathy Wollison, from The Make-A-Wish Foundation, AZ Chapter . These funds were raised from a Quilt Raffle showcasing all 11 Corvette Clubs in the Roadrunner Region. The quilt was made by Judy Winner, from our very own Colorado River Corvette Club. Raffle tickets were sold to members in all 11 clubs, with the winner coming from the Corvette Club of Arizona, in the Phoenix area. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to this very worthwhile organization.
As our year comes to a close, we were honored to present our 2021 Charity Donations to the food banks that serve our local communities. In a time where our econoy is experiencing many changes, our membership is proud to be able to contribute these very worthy organizations that help those in our communities who are struggling to make ends meet. $5000 was donated to four (4) food banks in our area, with each receiving $1250.
They are ( in no particular order):
Laughlin - Colorado River Food Bank represented by Pat Cartee
Food for Families - Bullhead City Food Bank represented by Sheria Liles
Kingman Area Food Bank represented by Mark Purdue
Lake Havasu City Food Bank represented by Colleen Mattinson
Local Food Banks
Charities Supported Since 2000
Jerry Ambrose Fund, Boys & Girls Club of Bullhead City, Casa Council of Mohave County, CLothe The Kids Program-Kingman, Cornerstone Mission in Kingman, Cornerstone Mission-Lake Havasu City, Friends of El Garces- Needles, CA. , Guardian Foundation, Hospice of Lake Havasu City, Inter-Agency Council, K.A.A.P.-Kingman Aid to Approved Persons Women's Shelter, Lake Havasu & Pet Partners, LHC Military Moms, Military Moms in Bullhead City, MSCO K-9 Foundation, Shop with a Cop, Senior Meals Program-Kingman, Tree Planting-Bullhead City, Kingman, Laughlin, Lake Havasu, Tri State Relay for Life, Veteran's Resource Center-BHC and We Care Cancer Support