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WELCOME TO THE CRCC CHARITIES PAGE.

Over the past 50+ years the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club has supported numerous charities and helped our community in various ways. CRCC has raised money for charities by sponsoring or participating in car shows, rallies, and parades. Members have donated their time and talents by providing rides in their Corvettes to people who have dreamed of riding in a Corvette but never had the opportunity. CRCC has donated money, food, and personal items for people in the community who are in need.

May 21, 2017 the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club again received the largest club participation award at the Camp Courageous of Iowa car show.  As in the past, CRCC donated the $150 participation award check back to Camp Courageous along with an additional check for $1000 from our 2016 homecoming parade proceeds.

    

Tracy (left) and Chris (right) present Camp Courageous a check in the amount of $1000 at the 2017 car show.

 

The following four charities were provided checks in the amount of $3400 each by way of the CRCC "Cruisin' The Ave" Charity Car Show which was held Saturday June 11, 2016 at the Lindale Mall HyVee parking lot. 

Above left to right:   Jackie Wallace (Miracles In Motion), Sue Nelson (East Central Chapter, Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa), Jim Arnold  (Clothe-A-Child), & Kristin Ossenkop (Catherine McAuley Center).

 

 

MIRACLES IN MOTION THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER

 

Miracles in Motionís purpose is to provide therapeutic, educational, and recreational benefits to people with disabilities through horseback riding and other equestrian activities.  Miracles in Motion began in 1988 with six students and borrowed horses.  Today the program has 16 carefully selected and trained horses serving about 180 clients per year on a fully accessible 76 acre farm near Swisher.  MIM serves clients from Linn and Johnson counties as well as many other areas in Eastern Iowa.  Miracles in Motion operates primarily through donations and grants, including funds from the CRCC Charity Car Show, which are used for the general operation of Miracles in Motion. 

Miracles in Motion is located at 2049 120th St. NW, Swisher, IA 52338

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 14, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0014

 Contact person:  Sue Bock  319-857-4141; FAX: 319-857-4146

E-mail:  miracles@miraclesinmotion.net

Website:  www.miraclesinmotion.net

 

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EAST CENTRAL CHAPTER, BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE of IOWA

 

The East Central Chapter of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa was formed in 1980 as a family support group in Cedar Rapids.  Its purpose is to provide family support, educate the public about brain injuries, advocate for change in the disability system, and campaign for prevention of brain injuries.  Many people with brain injuries have lost their former friends and need assistance adapting to their new life. To help, The Brain Injury Association of Iowa matches families one on one with another family in a similar situation.  The organization also provides opportunity for five survivors to attend Camp Courageous for a week.

Mailing Address: Park Place Center III,  1221 Park Place NE, C-1, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

Contact people: Kathie Adams, President 319-472-4866 Carol Patterson, Treasurer 319-377-7801

 

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CATHERINE MCAULEY CENTER

 

Cedar Rapids Corvette Club members regularly collect and donate personal care items to the CATHERINE MCAULEY CENTER in Cedar Rapids. The Catherine McAuley Center provides adult education programs and offers a Transitional Housing Program to help homeless women become self-sustaining members of the community.

The Catherine McAuley Center is located at 866 4th Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Contact information: 319-363-4993 or e-mail catherinemcauley@qwest.net

 

CLOTHE-A-CHILD

 

Each fall, needy and deserving children from the area receive clothes that they otherwise would not have.  On a selected Saturday morning, the children are met by their volunteer shopping partners at the Sears store.   The volunteers, which include Cedar Rapids Corvette Club member volunteers, help the children select clothing items from a shopping list provided by their parents.  Each child is budgeted about  $115 and the funds are used for clothing items necessary for daily life.  CRCC is proud to provide funds to purchase clothes for about 18 children and also to help the children shop for things they truly need.

Contact person: Rick Bowersox 319-360-3321 E-mail: rick@bowersox.org

Address is:  P.O. Box 592, Marion, Iowa 52302

 

 

 

CAMP COURAGEOUS OF IOWA

The following charity is provided on-going yearly support by other Cedar Rapids Corvette Club fund raising activities such as providing Corvettes for homecoming parades of more than 20 schools in the local area.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities.  The camp started serving campers with special needs during the summer of 1974 and they totaled 211 campers.  Today the camp is open year-round and the campers have totaled over 5,000 annually.  Campers have ranged in age from less than a year to 105 years of age.  Camp Courageous is run purely on donations with no government funding, no formal sponsorship (not a part of another organization), and no one is paid to raise money for the camp.  Through organizations like the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club, Camp Courageous is able to reach out to many campers and their families.

Camp Courageous is located at 12007 190th ST (also referred to as the Camp Courageous Road) Monticello, IA 52310.  It is mid-way between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque on highway 151 at exit 165, or 5 miles south of Monticello off highway 38, or 4 miles southeast of the Monticello Airport (MXO).

Contact person:  Charlie Becker, Director  cbecker@campcourageous.org 

       

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EASTERN IOWA HONOR FLIGHT

 

Since Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #2, the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club has donated a personalized walnut plaque to every veteran on every Eastern Iowa Honor Flight out of the Cedar Rapids Airport as well as paying the way for 6 veterans to participate on a flight.  In addition to that the club has had 6 members participate as guardians on 8 separate honor flights.  Eastern Iowa Honor Flight information and web site is available on the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club web site home page near the bottom.

 

 

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