Red Canning Drive
The incredible volunteers of the Red Canning Drive were
out in full-force at local Demoulas and Market Basket stores this past fall. The
Red Canning has brought in over $100,000 for the Aleppo Shriners Children’s
Transportation Fund this year, again! If you have some spare time to help please
contact the Aleppo Shrien Center and tell them you want to help..
Aleppo Shriners News, VOLUME LXXI Number
Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund Needs You!
can I help?
We are entering into another year
where the Aleppo Shrine Hospital Children’s Transportation Fund is
expected to raise and expend an excess of $300,000.00 dollars. These funds
are mostly voluntary donations and are the result of your hard work.
Though they are Shrine Hospital Funds and fully deductible, they are
distributed locally to aid and transport children in our two
The cost to
for one acute care flight to our
is now approaching $50,000.00 per flight. Our largest fundraiser is the
annual North-South Football Game and nets the Transportation Fund about
$70,000.00. As you can see, this amount barely covers one flight. The
remainder of this money is raised from the contributions of our Shrine
Clubs, Units, paper Crusades and Can Tabs.
If you are a new Noble or an
existing one willing to help, there are many avenues you may and get
involved. We always need help manning our Paper Drivers and collecting
Can Tabs. The time requirements can be as little or as much as you have
to offer. If you need more information or assistance with any of the
above, send me a note to; Aleppo Shriners, Attn: Peter K. Stone,
99 Fordham Road
. Or call 978-657-4202. I will answer any questions you may
have and try to guide you to the choice that is right for you.
To our Shrine Clubs and Units, we
thank you for all that you do. While costs are constantly on the
increase, please consider a new fundraiser or an additional day for an
existing one. Our
and children have come to rely on our support and it is our hope to meet
any request sent from them without delay.
Remember, our aim is not just to
raise money but to educate everyone we can of the wonderful things our
Hospitals do for the children and to find new children in need of our
services. The rewards far outweigh the time spent helping those who so
urgently need our support.
We thank you for your efforts in
the past. We expect great things from you in the future and we know your
hears will swell with the
knowledge that you have promoted your Shrine Hospitals and helped the
children so desperately in need of our services.
Peter K. Stone and the Committee
Aleppo Shriners News,
VOLUME LXV Number 2, March/April
Board of Trustees
the recent Board of trustees meeting, David S. McKechnie was
appointed to serve as Vice Chairman of our Board of Governors in 2007.