|The Community Awareness Committee with the board’s approval has chosen to focus on charities’
benefiting Children and Preteens for the NCLT year of 2018 – 2019. Following are the selected
charities for each month that will be awarded donations from the selling of raffle tickets at monthly
luncheons and “Dining Out”.
October - Community Foundation of the Lake
Their mission is to connect passion to purpose by assisting in building the educational, cultural, health
and economic development of our community.
November - Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League, a 501c not for profit organization, provides local support to families of
Marines and other service personnel serving in harms-way. The Detachment participates in many
activities including assisting NCLT over the years with traffic control at the Home Tour and providing
Color Guard and/or veterans to assist NCLT in the Flag Program at local schools.
December - Sharing and Caring Foundation The mission of the Sharing and Caring Foundation is to
raise funds that are re-invested 100% to local needs.
January - Midwest Children’s Burn Camp http://brsg.org/wordpress/programs/camp
Held in Rocky Mount, Missouri the camp is open to children ages 6 to 17 who have been hospitalized
for severe burns. Campers attend at no charge thanks to community support. https://www.youtube.
February - Camden County Child Advocacy Council www.childadvocacycouncil.org
The Child Advocacy Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect children from
abuse and neglect.
March - Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition is a volunteer organization working
collaboratively to increase awareness, identify causes, and support victims of trafficking. It fights
forced labor and commercial sex exploitation in the Lake area.
April - Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club, Inc. www.LakeoftheOzarksIdiotsClub.org
Denny and Danna Hiner founded The Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club, a 501(c)3 charity. The Charity’s
mission statement is: The Jesters of Goodwill dedicated to helping youth in-need in the Lake area. The
primary goal is to improve the self-esteem of in-need children by providing basic needs and making it
possible for them to participate in school or community activities.
May - Wonderland Camp www.WonderlandCamp.org
For over 45 years, Wonderland Camp has provided a fun, educational summer camp experience for
campers of all ability levels and of all ages. The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun,
educational camp experience for children, teenagers and adults who have disabilities; to offer a
respite from daily care giving for their family members and healthcare workers; and to provide and
nurture a personal development experience for volunteers and staff.