You're Invited To Thursday's Lunch and Program

The program features a community leader or Exchange Program of Service at Luigi’s, 245 W. Main. Directions

April 10 - THE FIG TREE, Editor Mary Stamp

April 17 - Presentation of Annual Crab Feed Proceeds of $57,000 to Child Abuse Prev. Agencies

April 24 - Presentation of Foundation Grants to Non-Profit Agencies

Luigi's Restaurant

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Child Abuse Prevention
Through the proceeds of the annual holiday crab feed/auction in December, the club has donated over $420,000 to support the programs and services of Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Children’s Home Society and Spokane Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Center.

Americanism
The club annually donates and distributes thousands of flags to children along the Children’s Lilac Festival, ValleyFest and other community parade routes.

Youth Programs
The club recognizes youth in our schools for citizenship, achievement and volunteerism. The Exchange Club of Spokane Foundation annually awards two college scholarships at Lewis and Clark and Central Valley High Schools. The overall winner of the Youth of the Year award advances to District and National competition. Four college scholarships are annually awarded to students who have turned their lives around through programs at local alternative high schools. The overall winner advances to District and National competition. The Young Citizenship Award honors students from five elementary schools for school involvement and volunteering!

Community Service
The club coordinates and provides volunteers to distribute Bloomsday t-shirts...for over twenty years…Over one million shirts and more than two hundred volunteers each year! In addition, Exchange Club recognizes a community hero through its annual Golden Deeds program. The Exchange Club Foundation uses its proceeds to fund local grants to non-profit agencies working to improve the lives of community members in need of assistance.

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Exchange, America's Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, Child Abuse Prevention.

The Downtown Spokane Exchange Club, chartered in 1948, provides a wonderful opportunity for networking and fellowship with a group of men and women working together to strengthen our community through its programs of service, making it a better place to live!

CHILD ABUSE AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES

During Child Abuse Prevention month in April 2013, checks for $17,000 each were presented to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Children's Home Society and Spokane Child Abuse Network, as a result of the club's annual crab feed/auction in December, which netted a record $51,000!

College scholarships of $2,500 were awarded to Jesse Sheldon of Central Valley and Natalie Hoogner of Lewis and Clark through the Youth of the Year program. Natalie was selected to compete at District and won that $1500 scholarship as well.

Four seniors graduating from local alternative high schools were recognized in the ACE award program, Accepting the Challenge of Excellence in turning their lives around. All received $500 and are eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship if they are enrolled to further their education.

The Exchange Club of Spokane Foundation Partners With Inland Northwest Community Foundation

In 2011 the transfer of $1.1 million to INWCF established new endowments that are now being used for specific purposes. The Nystuen Scholarship Endowments fund an annual scholarship for a graduating senior at both Lewis and Clark and Central Valley High Schools; The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane Endowment funds charitable activities of the club; and the Grantmaking Endowment funds charitable nonprofit agencies, primarily those involved in the prevention of child abuse.
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