We want to thank the New Canaan community and residents from nearby towns for buying Christmas trees & wreaths from our 50th annual fundraiser in Kiwanis Park. We were also pleased to see many adults and children attending our annual Lou Moreno Tree Lighting ceremony on December 2.
The Exchange Club of New Canaan had a record year with 1,300 Christmas trees, 2,000 wreaths, plus roping and other seasonal merchandise sold. We netted nearly $100,000, which we’ll distribute to local non-profit and community organizations later this year.
We could not have been successful without the help from many organizations including the Service League of Boys (SLOBs), the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Pivot Ministries, the Shepherds, the NC Recreation Department, the Chamber of Commerce, Old Faithful, First Selectman (and Exchange Club member) Kevin Moynihan, and Wisdom, our watchdog.
We’ll begin our annual Grants and Donations process in March. Traditionally, our largest benefactor is the Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center in Stamford, whose main focus is prevention of child abuse. In 2017, we also supported 27 other local organizations and helped fund college scholarships for deserving High School students.
For more details on who we support and on how to become a member, please visit our website at www.newcanaanexchangeclub.com.
President-Elect of the Exchange Club of New Canaan
Tree Lot Manager 2017