Our Work

You May Not Know Our Name…
         But You Know Our Work

Sometimes a small kindness can make a big difference.  Members of Altrusa
of St. Augustine enjoy doing simple “hands-on” projects that may seem effortless
but make the daily lives of the project recipients better in a significant way.

For instance:

Pictured are Zachary and Debi Redding, Executive Director for the ESHC

Zachary and Marci Segui delivered 3 backpacks today to the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County.Marci found more baby decor (diaper holder and valance) in her storage. We also brought baby formula that that she received in the mail. There is one resident who is due any day and can use the baby items. So I found those items just in time for someone to use them. A lady in the office told me that “the children love reading the books from Altrusa”. This project is a blessing for these children. This really warms my heart knowing that this small act of kindness is making a difference for these children.

One of our club’s ongoing projects is giving “birthday backpacks” to children at the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County. Some of the children have never before had a new book or a new pair of pajamas. Altrusan Marci S. recognized the need many years ago and has been faithfully fulfilling this important mission. Marci & her nephew, Zachary, delivered two birthday backpacks today. (Pictured are Zachary and Ms. Provini, one of the ESHC staff members.) Zachary, on his own, went through his toys and donated two bags of toys to the children at ESHC. He also handed out candy canes. The children thanked him and he loved giving them out. Zachary has accompanied Aunt Marci several times before but today was the first time he had any interaction with the children and she said he was thrilled! What a wonderful way to teach unselfishness and concern for others. Thank you Marci and Zachary for representing Altrusa so well!!!

On December 14, 2016, Judith Dembowski, Director of St. Francis House, was presented a check in the amount of $1992.52 for replacement of 16 emergency sleeping cots.

The donation funds were the remaining contributions from the “Doin’ It in Unity Soup Bowl” Lincolnville project enacted after Hurricane Matthew. Major contributors were the Altrusa International Foundation, Slow LLC., Ann O’Malley’s Deli and Pub, Altrusa of Lake City, our local Altrusa members and friends of Altrusa International of St. Augustine.

Marci Segui, Altrusa Treasurer, presents check to Judith Dembrowski, Director of St. Francis House


  • Gathering clothing and toiletries for distribution  to area homeless camps through the help of the GUMCC Church and the St. Johns County Aids Coalition.
  • Collected and shipped care packages to units serving in Irag and   Afghanistan.
  •  Supporting Habitat for Humanity