Kermit Sanders Lodge 13
2022 Community Programs
Funds spent for Community Programs & Member Needs during 2022 was approximately $ 27,700.
Members voted $500 for an officer in need via our Officer in Distress Fund (January 2022)
Stock the School Pantry Program (February 2022 - $2,600) This year single serving items were purchased in bulk quantity to drop off at schools to help fill their food pantry. This year food was distributed to 24 elementary schools in Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding Co.
Paulding County – Dugan Elementary, New Georgia Elementary, Nebo Elementary, Dallas Elementary, Hiram Elementary and Baggett Elementary.
Cherokee County – Supplies donated to 5 Elementary Schools.
Cobb County – Austell Elementary, Milford Elementary, Smyrna Elementary, Clarkdale Elementary, Norton Park Elementary and Clay-Harmony Leland Elementary.
Douglas County – Beulah Elementary, JW Stewart Middle School, Mirror Lake Elementary, South Douglas Elementary and Winston Elementary.
Members voted $300 to improve the Memorial Gardens at the Cobb Public Safety 911 Center (February 2022)
Members donated $300 to the American Legion Post 29 5k run (March 2022)
Members donated $300 to the Kennesaw Generals 8–9-year-old baseball team (May 2022)
Food Sponsor - (May 2022 - $500 spent) – Lodge 13 joined forces with Sweetwater Mission in Austell to provide a donation for food for their Summer Food Program for families in need in Cobb & Douglas County.
Members voted $500 for an officer in need via our Officer in Distress Fund (August 2022)
Back to School Supplies (January 2022) - spent $1,600 on school supplies to distribute to our schools. We provided school supplies to five elementary schools in each of our four counties covering a total of 20 schools.
Members voted $300 to sponsor Brother Everett Cebula as he seeks certification under the FOP Peer Support Program (October 2022)
Members voted $500 to the Sweetwater Mission Lets Talk Turkey Program for $500 (Nov 2022)
Food Sponsor – (December 2022 - $500) Lodge 13 joined for a donation for food for the “Lets Talk Turkey” program at Sweetwater Mission in Austell. For each $10 donation a family will receive a turkey and one weeks’ worth of groceries. This donation impacts 50 families.
Afternoon with Santa – Lodge 13 sponsored an Afternoon with Santa at the Lodge. The day was filled with crafts, pictures with Santa and food. This included hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, and drinks. A total of 50 children and their families enjoyed the festivities. Many thanks to the volunteers who made this event a success. (December 11, 2022 - $1,500)
FOP Cops & Kids Shopping Program - This year our members shopped with 89 children from the local schools at the Target Store on the E/W Connector and Austell Rd. (December 14, 2022)
FOP Cops & Kids Shopping Program – Our members shopped with 32 children from the Calvary Children's Home and 10 children from the community at the Target Store on Dallas Hwy @ Barrett Pkwy. $ was spent on the kids. (December 15, 2022)
At total of $18,800 was spent on both Shopping Programs