Point Association raises $23,000 for MLK Center in year-end fundraiser
The Point Association of Newport announced this week that it is wrapping up its 2021 year of community activities with its eight annual year-end fundraising campaign to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.
According to The Point Association, this fundraising campaign was spearheaded by John Broughan and Bill Rauch, who have led this fundraising effort wonderfully over the past eight years.
The neighborhood association says it raised a record $23,040 in donations from its Pointe members and neighbors to help the MLK Center, an increase of nearly $6,000 from the record donation from the last year.
Since launching the MLK Center Holiday Campaign seven years ago, The Point Association has raised more than $97,000 to help the Center continue and expand services to Newport neighbors in need.
“We are incredibly honored to once again be the recipients of the great generosity of The Point Association. This year’s record donation by their team will go a long way toward our efforts to feed, educate and support those in need around Newport County,” said Heather Hole Strout, Executive Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center. community. “The Point Association was named our Dream Keeper: Community Partner in 2019 and we are forever grateful to have such a strong friendship with them.”
“Every year for the past eight years, our members and neighbors have shown their generosity and support for the MLK Center through our annual fundraising campaign,” said Ken Snyder, president of the Point Association. “And this year, when the need was greater than ever, so was our commitment to supporting the wonderful work of the MLK Center with a record level of participation and generosity. We are honored to do our part to support the work of the MLK Center to feed the hungry, provide high quality educational programs for children, engage the elderly and much more. And as the MLK Center celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2022, we look forward to continuing our neighborhood’s support of their much-needed community programs.
In addition to their efforts on behalf of the MLK Center, The Point Association has raised and donated nearly $21,000 over the past eleven years to many other local organizations and charities that serve our community.
The Point Association of Newport, made up of neighbors and residents of the historic Point neighborhood in Newport, has served the neighborhood and the community for more than 60 years.
“We are proud to take proactive steps to make our neighborhood a better place to live and work,” the neighborhood association said in a statement. “The Point Association’s year-end activities include not only fundraising for the MLK Center and their annual coat drive, but also additional programs that help energize neighbors and community members during the period. celebrations. This year, the Point Association sponsored its annual Christmas tree lighting in Storer Park and continued its efforts to help bring joy to the community during another difficult year of the pandemic. Volunteers placed Christmas wreaths on the neighborhood’s 41 historic gas streetlights and sponsored “Light Up the Point,” a call for all neighbors to light up their homes with decorations, window candles, lights and Christmas trees to celebrate the holidays. More than 150 homes participated in this effort to “light the picture” for all neighbors and the community to benefit from.