Charities

 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge will serve as the primary charitable beneficiary for the 2019 Attic Trash & Treasure Sale. Other charities receiving funds include St. Vincent de Paul, BR Regional Eye Bank, McMains Children’s Development Center, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Families Helping Families of Greater BR, Iris Domestic Violence Center, Metanoia, Hospice of Baton Rouge, and Cristo Rey BR Franciscan High School.

Since 1990, the Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge has generated over $2 million for local charities. In 2018, the sale raised over $220,000. Applications for consideration as a charitable beneficiary are available each summer. 

The following charities have received proceeds from the Baton Rouge Inner Wheel Club Attic Trash & Treasure Sale:

1991
President: Keigh Ballard Chairman: Kay Toups
Mary Bird Perkins Radiation Center $10,000.00
Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge 8,000.00
Baton Rouge Rotary Club 2,000.00

1992
President: Keigh Ballard Chairman: Susan Lipsey
Baton Rouge Green $16,500.00
Volunteers of America-Independence House 11,500.00
Baton Rouge Food Bank 825.00
Cancer Society of Greater Baton Rouge 825.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 3,300.00

1993
President: Kay Toups Chairman: Marilyn Ehr
Cerebral Palsy & Children’s Developmental Center $18,000.00
Academic Distinction Fund 10,800.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 3,250.00
Alzheimer’s Association 1,800.00
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused Children) 1,800.00

1994
President: Sandra Campbell Chairman: Marilyn Ehr
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused Children) $16,250.00
Glory House 9,750.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 3,250.00
Alzheimer’s Association 1,625.00
Louisiana Council on Child Abuse 1,625.00

1995
President: Susan Lipsey Chairman: Vita Owen
Alzheimer’s Association $16,250.00
Young Leader’s Academy 9,750.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 3,250.00
Boy’s Hope of Baton Rouge 1,625.00
St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy 1,625.00

1996
President: Sue Rainer Chairman Ruth Pace/Linda Perry
Hilltop Arboretum $19,000.00
St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy 11,400.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 3,800.00
Family Service of Greater BR/Crisis Intervention Center 1,900.00
Y. W. C. O. / St. Charles House 1,900.00

1997
President: Pat Womack Chairman Lynn Bayles
Battered Women’s Program $23,000.00
Myriam’s House 13,800.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 4,600.00
Cancer Services of Baton Rouge 2,300.00
Council of Aging – “Fish” 2,300.00

1998
President: Joan Wharton Chairman: Mary Nell Netterville
Glory House $33,600.00
Operation Hope 20,160.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 6,720.00
Baton Rouge Food Bank 3,360.00
Children’s Developmental Center of the Cerebral Palsy Assoc. 3,360.00
1999
President: Bobbie Stiglets Chairman Eula Smith
Volunteers in Public Schools $36,800.00
St. Elizabeth’s Home 22,080.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 7,360.00
Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance 3,680.00
The Salvation Army 3,680.00

2000
President: J’on Blumberg Chairman: Virginia Grenier/Mario Carroll
LSU International Hospitality Foundation $44,000.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 8,800.00
St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy 4,400.00
Salvation Army 4,400.00

2001
President: Bonnie Holliday Chairman: Marilyn Ehr/Vita Owen
Salvation Army $37,250.00
Baton Rouge Eye Bank Auxiliary 22,350.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 7,450.00
McMains Children’s Development Center 3.752.00
St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy 3,752.00

2002
President: Sandra Campbell Chairman: Sharon Field
YMCA $40,500.00
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge 24,300.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 8,100.00
Connections for Life 4,050.00
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center ???

2003
President Cathy Landry Chairman: Gay Town/Bootsie Hundemer
St. Elizabeth’s Foundation $35,000.00
Rotary Club of Baton Rouge (Polio Eradication) 21,000.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 10,000.00
McMains Children’s Developmental Center 3,500.00
Volunteers of America (Children in Crisis) 3,500.00

2004
President: Sharon Field Chairman: Inner Wheel Board
Boy’s Hope Girl’s Hope Baton Rouge Foundations, Inc. $30,000.00
McMains Children’s Developmental Center 15,000.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 5,000.00

2005
President: Eula Smith Chairman: Alice Greer
St. Paul’s Learning Center $52,047.00
Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank 26,037.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 8,679.00

2006 – Year of Katrina
President: Becky Wilson Chairman: Eula Smith
Volunteers in Public Schools $46,500.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 5,161.00

2007
President: Moo Svendson Chairman: Lisa Guarisco/Moo Svendson
Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation $54,233.00
YMCA 27,116.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 9,039.00

2008
President Cathy Landry Chairman: Cynthis Michael/Bobby Stiglets
Baton Rouge General Foundation $43,497.00
Salvation Army $10,874.00
Women’s Community Resource Center $10,874.00
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund $7,249.00

2009
President: Aleta Lester | Chairman: Sharon Stone/Virginia Bogan
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank $57,749.82
Salvation Army $28,874.91
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund $9,624.96
Inner Wheel USA Foundation $950.00

2010
President: Sue Rainer |Chairman: Silvia/Heitman/Virginia Bogan
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank $49,193.98
Salvation Army $9,838.80
Volunteers of America $9,838.80
Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank $18,693.70
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund $9,838.80
Inner Wheel USA Foundation $983.88

2011
President Alice Greer | Chairman: Chris Jackson/Meg Gerald
Boy’s Hope Girl’s Hope $63,037.91
Salvation Army $25,003.33
Hope Academy $25,003.32
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund $12,822.22
Inner Wheel USA Foundation $1,282.22

2012

President Iris Eldred |Chairman: Kathleen Howell/Aleta Lester/Ann Felice Fourrier

Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy $67,000
Salvation Army $24,790
Brave Heart Children in Need $24,790
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund $13,400
Connections for Life $1340
Women’s Community Resource Center $1340
BREDA $1340

 

2013

President: Beverly Turner | Chairs: Kaye Carrol/Linda Montagnino

Brave Heart Children in Need $66,250
St. Vincent de Paul $26,500
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund $13,250
Mary Bird Perkins Center Center $19,875
Families Helping Families $1325
the Hospice of Baton Rouge $1325
The JL Foundation $1325
Louisiana Resource Center for Educators $1325
THRIVE Baton Rouge $662
Young Leaders Academy of Baton Rouge, Inc. $663

2014

President: Kathleen Howell | Chairs: Sheila Melancon and Nikki Spenser

YMCA $65,000
Salvation Army $26,000
Families Helping Families $19,500
Rotary Foundation Scholarship $13,000
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area $1,300
ALS Association of LA-MS $1,300
Compassionate Friends $1,300
Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts $1,300
Women’s Community Rehabilitation Center $1,300

2015

President: Virginia Bogan | Co-Chairs: Cynthia Galmon, Cheryl Olinde and Lauren Ragland

Families Helping Families  $94,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul $ 28,195
Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation $ 19,097
Baton Rouge Youth Coalition  $19,097
Gardere Community Christian School  $19,097
B.R. Children’s Advocacy Center  $1,880
Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy  $1,880
La. Key Academy  $1,880
La.  Lupus Foundation  $1,880
Youth Oasis  $1880
 
2016

President: Cheryl Olinde | Co-Chairs: Cynthia Galmon, Virginia Bogan, Lauren Ragland & Pam Chenevert

Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy   $91,225
The Salvation Army – Baton Rouge  $18,245
Louisiana Lupus Foundation, Inc.    $14,596
LA Key Academy                                   $14,596
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund  $10,947
Gardere Christian Community School  $7,298
Brave Heart – Children in Need              $7,298
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge   $7,298
Hope Ministries                                          $7,298
St. Vincent dePaul Distribution Center  $3,649

2017

President: Linda Montagnino | Co-Chairs: Cheryl Olinde, Lauren Ragland, Lisa Wagley and Cynthia Galmon

Habitat for Humanity Baton Rouge      $100,746
St. Vincent de Paul  $30,010
The Life of a Single Mom    $16,120
Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank $16,120
Hospice of Baton Rouge   $6,045
Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge $6,045
Metanoia, Inc.  $6,045
Heritage Ranch Christian Children’s Home  $6,045
ALS Association Baton Rouge       $6,045
Military Training Education Fund   $1,500
(3 – Youth Challenge Scholarships)
Rotary Foundation Inc. (100th Anniversary – BR)   $1,000
Inner Wheel USA (Myoelectric Limbs)     $500

GRAND TOTAL OF DONATIONS 1991-2017: $ 2,324,490