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Altrusa International District Twelve

Leading to a better community

We believe that everyone is able to make a positive difference to the world around them. We can each volunteer our time, or donate our money, towards worthy causes. Our individual efforts are small, but they matter.

We can achieve even more when we bring people together. For over 100 years Altrusa clubs have collected members from varying occupations and lifestyles, all sharing an interest in community service.

We enjoy the friendship, fun and satisfaction that comes from working together for the benefit of others. Each club develops a program that is tailored to local needs, undertaking a variety of hands-on service and fundraising projects each year. One of our shared goals as an organization is to improve literacy, which we believe is the key to opportunity.

Through Altrusa activities we develop our leadership skills in a supportive environment. We welcome new ideas and aim to provide enough flexibility so that our members can give their time in a way that works for them.

Why choose Altrusa?

  • I choose Altrusa because of its focus on literacy. I want to give folks who are struggling a hand-up by providing educational opportunities. I believe literacy and education are essential in stepping out of poverty.

    Jan Weir, Nanaimo, BC

  • Altrusa is more than most service organizations, it is an extended family! In addition to supporting each other on projects and at meetings, this is also a group of lifelong friends that are there to support you.

    Sarah Johnson, Albany, OR

  • I am an avid reader and want to share the joy of reading with others not so fortunate to have access to books that interest them. Also many of our outreach service project go to helping homeless and… Read More

    Dennis Hebert, Eugene, OR

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