By Tim Kowols
While other volunteer-based organizations are seeing their memberships drop as people get older, Altrusa of Door County has been bucking the trend. Member Nancy Kexel-Calabresa has been a member for over 20 years and continues to see younger members join. She believes it is the type of projects it participates in, like their back to school fair, and their impact on children’s lives that is a major draw for women of all ages.
Altrusa of Door County also hosts a number of other family-friendly projects, including distributing books to newborns and Door County Habitat for Humanity partner families, transcribing children’s literature into braille, and awarding a number of scholarships.