The Worthy Outreach Work “WOW” Program began in 2014 as an outreach opportunity for LLAA. Each year the past presidents of LLAA review all nominations and select a different organization and its specified need and outreach opportunity in which to provide support through requests for or assistance with manpower and possible funding (not to exceed $1000).
Any LLAA alumnus in good standing may recommend a worthy non-profit organization by completing a Worthy Outreach Work (WOW) form by March 31st of each year. The project / organization must have a direct impact within our community. The Past Presidents advisory board meets in April to select the recipient of the WOW Project. The winner(s) are announced in May with funding and manpower provided over the summer months.
WOW recipients include:
|2014||PACE Center for Girls||Funding for tablets for the classroom for the Center|
|2015||Parker Street Ministries||Funding and manpower for Career Day for students in Summer Program|
|2015||Girls Inc.||Funding and manpower for a library makeover and purchase of books|
|2016||HEARTH||Funding for backpacks and hygiene kits for homeless students in Polk County|
|2016||Noah’s Ark||Funding for video materials for residents at Noah’s Ark|
|2017||UthMpact||Funding for community service projects to accompany each day of their leadership classes|
|2018||Peace River Center||Hygiene bags for clients|
|2018||PACE Center for Girls||Cooking classes for their girls in their new kitchen|