Non-profit groups need volunteers after the pandemic | Local News

Editor’s Note: Every community depends on the resources and support that nonprofits provide to people, whether physical, material, or emotional.

The Chronicle’s ongoing series, Nonprofit Spotlight, showcases Citrus County’s nonprofit agencies that exist to help improve the lives of everyone.

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For many volunteersuh it’s to make a difference, to leave their community a little better off than when they arrived.

The Altrusa Club of Citrus County says it is one of those organizations made up of volunteers who want to help others in need and lend a helping hand to other nonprofits.

Q: What does your agency do? What is your mission?

A: “Altrusa is an international non-profit organization that improves our local communities through leadership, partnerships and service. We are civic-minded people striving to create better communities around the world,” Traci Phillips wrote to the Chronicle.

Q: What difference do you want to make in Citrus County?

A: Phillips said the nonprofit organization provides volunteer readers to the Citrus County Education Foundation to read to young children and maintain three small libraries throughout the county. The organization also donates to other nonprofits, he said.

Q: When did your agency start in Citrus County?

A: 1983

Q: What is your annual budget?

A: “Whatever fundraiser is done throughout the year,” Phillips wrote.

Q: How are you funded?

A: Membership fees

Phillips wrote in the Chronicle that his nonprofit had no staff. She said the organization had lost members due to the pandemic, but was recovering with the return of members.

Phillips said people can help by joining the organization. She can be reached at [email protected] and 352-232-5589. The organization’s website is https://districtthree.altrusa.org/citrus-county.

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