Harlie Busch, a 4th grade student at Southern Door, agrees her event that was held on Saturday, Aug. 24, was a true success and all that she hoped for. On Sept. 16, once all donations were received, Harlie presented Lakeshore CAP and Feed and Clothe My People with $704.25 each. In all, Harlie and community supporters raised $1,408.50 and more than 170 pounds of food for the two organizations.
“Seeing the support from the community in planning Harlie’s event was truly heartwarming,” said Pam Busch, Harlie’s mother. “From Tadych’s Econo Foods donating all of the food, all local media outlets marketing the event at no cost, individuals calling to donate items for the silent auction, music during the event and sending donations for the cause.”
Harlie added, “With so many donations we didn’t even have to use the full $250 grant from the Door County Community Foundation. I look forward to giving a full report soon to the Youth As Resources Committee.”
Lakeshore CAP, which serves more than 300 families per month with food subsidies, and Feed and Clothe My People, which serves more than 50 individuals on average per month, asked Harlie to consider volunteering on school breaks. Volunteering is nothing new to Harlie and she welcomes these new opportunities. She has volunteered at United Way, Door-Tran and We Are HOPE Inc. with mailings and other projects since she’s been 4 years old.
Staff at both agencies said as winter nears, so do requests for help. Harlie asks that you keep these agencies and others like them in mind and help out our neighbors throughout Door County.