The Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove held its annual banquet Thursday night at Shilo Inn in Killeen.
According to Susan Ayres, Vice-President of Public Relations for the Noon Exchange Club, they raise money throughout the year but their main fundraiser is the May Fest Color Run.
“Tonight we are giving away $18,000 in donations to organizations that help address and fight child abuse,” Ayres said.
Dennis Ayres is a board member and past president of the Noon Exchange Club and served as the chair for this year’s May Fest Color Run that raised the majority of the money they gave away Thursday night.
“May Fest is our main fundraiser for our goal of child abuse prevention; our mandate is to donate every dollar raised to local organizations here in central Texas that helps prevent child abuse,” he said.
The Noon Exchange Club presented a total of $18,000 to six local nonprofit organizations to include Hope Pregnancy Center of Copperas Cove, Cove House Emergency Homeless Shelter, AWARE Central Texas, the Rainbow Room, Communities In Schools (CIS), and S.M.I.L.E. All of these organizations help children and help fight child abuse, which is one of the main goals of the Noon Exchange Club. Read more.