This program allows youth service clubs to show their support for a community cause or an individual in need. When club members discover a cause they’d like to support, they rally together to plan a fundraiser, such as a raffle, ice cream social, car wash, walkathon or talent show. Modern Woodmen matches the amount they raise up to $500.
Matching fund recipients
Frequently, clubs choose to help these organizations:
Benefits club members too
- Rescue squads and volunteer fire departments
- Centers for people with disabilities
- Public schools
- Parks, community centers, sports fields
- Orphanages, nursing homes and shelters for people in need
- Humane societies
- Public libraries
- People with high medical costs
Not only do Matching Fund projects raise money for those in need, they can heighten club members' sense of community as they rally together for a common cause. The participants feel good about themselves because they realize (perhaps for the first time) that they have the power to help people in need.