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.
The Colorado River Corvette Club generously supports "year after year" many programs in our communities involving Veterans, Homeless, Children, the Elderly, the Environment, and Youth Sports Teams. 2019 was no exception.
At our annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet, four (4) checks for $1,500 each, a total of $6,000 was presented to a variety of organizations that are both worthy and deserving of our support. We thank them ALL for their hard work, dedication and financial support to the communities and people they serve.
The TOP four (4) organizations that were voted on by our club members for this year's donations are:
Clothe The Kids Program - Kingman
Lake Havasu City Military Moms
The Mohave County Sheriff's K-9 Foundation
The Veterans Resource Center Bullhead City
CLOTHE THE KIDS PROGRAM, KINGMAN - Sponsored by Kingman Powerhouse Kiwanis, this is their 22nd year clothing low income children in the Kingman school districts. The kids are dropped off at the Kingman Academy, then taken by the busload over to Walmart and with volunteers each assigned a child, they get to shop for clothing up to $100. Santa is there and
they are treated to hot chocolate, cookies and holiday songs. The children are selected through an application process grades K through 5. In their first year, they clothed 30 children at $30 each. Last year they clothed 165 children at $100 each. Over the years, they have also been able to raise over $17,000 for high school seniors, so they can attend college.
Representing the Clothe the Kids Program is President MARCIA BEECHAM
LAKE HAVASU CITY MILITARY MOMS - Formed in June 2013, formerly the Blue Star Mothers of Havasu, Chapter AZ1. A support group for mothers, who have children in harms way as they serve in the United States Armed Forces. Their mission includes providing support and assistance to veterans is need, and to participate in all patriotic and veteran-related events in the community, including participating with the Patriot Guard Riders “Welcome Home and Deployment Missions” showing how much their community cares and supports them. They also send care packages several time a year to our local troops serving overseas.
Representing the Lake Havasu City Military Moms is President CINDY RITTER.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY SHERIFF'S K-9 FOUNDATION - The foundation's mission is to provide financial support for the Sheriff's Canine Unit and its volunteers, and promote community relations to area businesses, organizations and individuals. Donations help to maintain, feed and train these wonderful dogs to fight crime and protect the general public. Representing the Sheriff K-9 Unit is Sgt. John Sanchelli.
THE VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER BULLHEAD CITY - The Resource Center supports very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. They provide Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other mainstream benefits that promote housing stability and community integration. Representing the Veterans Resource Center is Mark Tierce.
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