MANSFIELD -- Modern Woodmen of America members in Mansfield recently helped raise money for Visual Bucket List Foundation with a special fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The event called “Dining In The Dark,” which took place at Westbrook Country Club, included a formal dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction, dancing & more! The fundraising event raised over $13,000 for the local non-profit. This includes $3,000 matched by Modern Woodmen of America through Modern Woodmen’s Matching Fund Program.
The funds will be used to help several youths fulfill their “visual bucket list” dream … Something they will remember long after they have lost their sight to a debilitating disease.
The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need through fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $10 million to community needs across the country each year.
“With The Visual Bucket List, every dollar truly counts,” said Lauren Brown, local Modern Woodmen Financial Representative & Chapter Activities Coordinator. “It’s exciting to be involved in something that is so impactful! I’m humbled to help with raising funds & awareness for The Visual Bucket List Foundation.”
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.
For more information or to get involved, contact Brown @ Lauren.D.Brown@mwarep.org. Brown also encourages others to donate to The Visual Bucket List & encourages them to visit their Facebook page.
Modern Woodmen serves members for life. The tax-exempt fraternal benefit society offers life insurance, annuity and investment* products to improve the quality of life of its members, their families and their communities. In turn, members make an impact through social, educational and volunteer activities. In 2016, Modern Woodmen provided $21.7 million and 562,388 member volunteer hours for fraternal activities and programs nationwide.