Porsche Club of America members do more than drive cars!
The local Silver Sage Region’s 500+ members have donated nearly $190,000 to community charities over the past 13 years. In 2019, donations will exceed $22,000, as we finalize and process the remaining contributions. Our members rallied in support of Wish Granters, a non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling wishes of terminally ill adults (persons 18 years and older) in Ada and Canyon Counties for over ten years. This has made a lasting impact in the lives of those families by granting wishes to adults who have terminal illnesses. Their mission is to come into the lives of these adults and give them and their families a memory they can cherish forever. Wish Granters are exceptional people working with families on short timelines to grant straight forward, non-extravagant, but often logistically challenging and emotionally impactful wishes.
Previous recipients of charity efforts have been; Feed the Gap, The Jesse Tree, Miles of Smiles, Book it Forward! Idaho, The Community Stars, The Garden City Community Clinic, Make-A-Wish, the Idaho veteran’s Assistance League with Beds for Veterans, Backpacks for Kids through the Idaho Food Bank, the Women and Children’s Alliance, and Terry Reilly Health Services. Selection of benefit organizations is based on club member requests and sponsorships.
Each year the Porsche Club of America selects a region for its Public Service Award to recognize fund raising and community service activities. The Silver Sage Region efforts have been rewarded with a first-place trophy, as the best of 144 regions in the nation at the Porsche Club of American National Convention in both 2008, 2012 and 2016!
2020 Silver Sage Charity Nominations
Charity nomination applications due March 31, 2020
Criteria the Board will be using when choosing or charitable causes:
- Nonprofit organization
- No Religious affiliation
- Must have a local impact on the community
- Promotes member involvement
- Organizational stability and involvement with our project
Past Silver Sage Charity Contributions
|2018||Feed the Gap||$26,500|
|2017||The Jesse Tree||$23,000|
|2016||Miles of Smiles||$16,000|
|2015||Book It Forward||$14,000|
|2014||Garden City Community Clinic & Boise Community Stars||$14,500|
|2013||HODIA (Summer camp for diabetes-afflicted kids)||$11,700|
|2012||Organization Assisting the Homeless Student (OATHS)||$12,000|
|2011||BEDS (Hospital Beds for Veterans)||$11,500|
|2010||Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program||$7,700|
|2009||Women’s and Children’s Alliance||$10,400|
|2008||Terry Reilly Health Services||$4,500|
|2006||Toys for Tots||(toys)|
|2005||Family Advocate Program||$3,000|
|1999||Toys for Tots||(toys)|