Adventure Club Community Service
Along with having fun, we in ACG like to host events that give back
to a community which has treated us so well. Here's some of the
community service activities we sponsor throughout the year:
March for Babies
Our team walks one of the longest routes in the nation (8.6 miles) to
raise money each year to help the March of Dimes fund research for
premature babies. We've raised over $1000 for this event in the
past and hope to exceed that amount in coming years.
Ronald McDonald House
Several times a year, we cook dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald
House (RMH). RMH is a temporary home to families of children who
are confined in the hospital for extended durations. We also donate cash
and personal care items to the House.
St. Francis House
We also cook and server dinner for the homeless at St. Francis House.
This event is posted every two to three months, alternating with our RMH
Once or twice a year we have a party or picnic designated as
a fundraiser for various charities. Monies from these events have
care and cleaning supplies for the Ronald McDonald House, care packages
for our troops serving overseas, and support for other projects.
Over the holidays, members donate over 200 pounds of food each year to
our local food bank to distribute Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to
those in need.
Teddy Bear Donations
Every year at Christmas, ACG hosts a teddy bear holiday party.
Members have donated over 100 brand new bears each year. The bears
are distributed to young children in times of need by the
Gainesville Fire Department, the Gainesville Police Department,
the Ronald McDonald House and Shands Hospital.
Charity Bike Rides
Club members ride for many causes throughout the year, such as Multiple
Sclerosis and Alzheimer's, among others. Members donated
over $600 to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation by sponsoring
riders in the MS 150 cycling event.
We are proud and happy to be an integral part of
Gainesville, and thankful we can participate in so many
of its unique and exciting activities.
More Events Not to Miss:
Adventures in Reading Book Club
Hang Gliding, Hot Air
Ballooning and Camping Weekend
Teddy Bear Holiday Party