The Luke Spouses’ Club manages a number of charitable programs that benefit the Airman of Luke AFB, their families and the surrounding community. In addition to the programs we manage, we also actively volunteer our time and the LSC makes monetary donations to help support many programs both on Luke Air Force Base and the local community. If you’d like to get involved please contact Jamie Lang for upcoming opportunities!
2016-2017 Volunteer Activities:
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We had a great crew of approximately 15 volunteers in January who worked alongside a homeowner painting a house that would soon be move-in ready!
The LSC sponsored the January Hearts Apart event for deployed spouses. Some of our volunteers were on hand to be DDs (if needed) and chat with the spouses. All who attended had a wonderful time!
During the month of December our volunteers happily wrapped gifts for shoppers at the Exchange.
Holiday Luncheon at the VA Hospital:
With generous donations from the LSC membership and through our charitable fund, we were able to provide a wonderful lunch to approximately 40 residents plus staff members at the Phoenix VA hospital. Our LSC volunteers fed the residents while some of Luke’s fine Airmen ate and shared stories with the residents. In addition to the luncheon, we were also able to stock the residents pantry with snacks.
Thanks so much to the many cookie-bakers on Luke and in the local community who made the Annual Luke Cookie Drive an enormous success in December! With about 25 volunteers gathering a dozen cookies into individual bags, when all was said and done, there was approximately 1900 packages of cookies distributed to our Airmen!
In November, LSC volunteers provided help in decorating for the centers annual ‘2016 Brighter Day Luncheon’.
In the month of October, some members of the LSC and their friends and family volunteered to help clean the grounds and organize storage rooms for the wonderful non-profit Streetlight USA. StreetLightUSA is a residential center in Arizona specializing in the healing of child sex trafficking and sexual trauma victims ages 11-17 in the USA.
Our volunteers who signed-up during the month of September prepared meals, served food and helped with childcare at the New Life Center, a non-profit organization that gives domestic violence survivors a safe shelter and a place to get back on their feet. Their motto is ““Saving Lives, Building Futures… Empowering Women and Children Escaping Domestic Violence.”
Free Arts For Abused Children:
At our August social, members donated supplies to this worthy cause! Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona partners with over 30 different welfare agencies, such as foster homes and shelters. They provide an artistic outlet to abused, neglected and homeless children through theater, art, song and dance, all free of charge.
St. Mary’s Food Bank:
In August, members of the club and their families packaged 1200 boxes of food that will be distributed to hungry people in the local area.
The kickoff to this year’s Oasis Program was a great success! The LSC provided a Sandwich Bar spread in June, and Sloppy Joe meals in July, to 30 Airman living in the dorms. If you have an organization that would like to host the Oasis Meals please contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity:
In June our volunteers helped assemble furniture and shelving for the Habitat for Humanity ReSale store.
VA Holiday Luncheon:
Each year a group of LSC volunteers sponsors a beautiful holiday luncheon for the staff and patients of the mental health floor at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Central Phoenix. This is a highlight for staff and patients each year. Along with the volunteers, a group of active duty Airman participate in the luncheon and visit with the patients. This event also results in a large donation to the Snack Pantry for the mental health floor.
A layette of baby items is provided within 30 days of birth to all E-5 and below active duty members of all branches of military
We also provide support to a number of other organizations in the form of monetary donations. The organizations we have donated to as part of our annual budget each year include but are not limited to the following:
- Fisher House
- Luke Library Summer Reading Program
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital
- Air Force Enlisted Village
- Arizona Military Assistance Mission
- And many others…
In addition to all of our budgeted programs and charitable giving, we are always looking to assist our military community in a greater capacity. Are you looking to request funds or volunteers from the LSC? Please fill out and submit the form below.