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Deanna Sargent, Altrusa International of Ames, Iowa, USA

I like that we can give of our talents, time or treasure. Some service organizations only focus on one of them.

Parvathy Viswanath, Altrusa International of Madras, India

The simplicity and the ease with which Altrusans serve made me choose Altrusa.

Fiona Davies, Altrusa International of Queenstown, New Zealand

With Altrusa it is flexible with what you’ve got going on in your life, to help out more sometimes and less at other times when you’re busy.

Dr Morgan Ellis DDS, Altrusa International of Lake City, Florida, USA

Altrusa is different from other service organizations in that it is diverse. Men and women from a rainbow of ethnicities who collectively share an interest in making a difference in some way to their community.  

Jan Weir, Altrusa International of Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I choose Altrusa because of its focus on literacy. I want to give folks who are struggling a hand-up by providing educational opportunities. I believe literacy and education are essential in stepping out of poverty.

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Silvia D’Jaen Silverman, Altrusa International of Montgomery County, Maryland, USA

I chose Altrusa because I wanted to do something useful and help those less fortunate in the community. I always say “I joined for the service and I stayed for the friendships”.

Madeleine Ferguson, Altrusa International of Québec, Canada

I come from a modest family with high human values that was always ready to help those in need. I perceived these same values on my first meeting with Altrusa.

Rommel Orellana, Altrusa International of Washington County, Arkansas, USA

It was a way to give back on my time and challenge me to be a better person.

Maria Judith Oquendo, Altrusa International of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Altrusa is the only service organization where direct service manifests itself purely and transparently.