DIY: When creativity and philanthropy meet

17 year old Ethan H. Stanley doesn’t like to be bored in the summers. After volunteering with his High School Swim team at the DMARC warehouse, he came up with an idea for how he could support a cause he cared about. Thanks to Ethan’s direction, On Aug. 15 at Legacy Golf Club golfers will tee off to support DMARC in the inaugural “Putts for the Pantry” golf benefit.

“I grew up playing golf, I compete on Dowling’s Golf Team, and I love the game of golf,” said Stanley, the event director. “I wanted to use my passion for Golf as a way to help others.”

The event expects to exceed their original fundraising goal of $10,000 through a mix of sponsorship, golfers, silent auction items and hole prizes. Through the connections developed during the event, Ethan was also able to help procure a donation of eggs for the DMARC Food Pantry Network that will assist 7200+ families. What’s Ethan’s advice for other people looking to give back?

“I think it’s most important to find something that your passionate about like a sport, an activity, or even just a hobby, and take the hard step in recognizing how that thing could be used to help other people or causes.”



DMARC Board Member Emily Webb uses her birthday to find a new creative way to support DMARC every year – one year even running a marathon in -20F. This year she and her husband Nick had a surprise to share. As they announced that their first child was on the way, they also wanted to support other families. They were able to encourage others to raise over $3,500 for DMARC to purchase diapers and wipes as well as collecti  ng 1514 diapers through their surprise announcement and baby shower.


Exile Brewing Company wanted to challenge themselves over the holiday season with a food and supply drive. Can we fill the Exile Truck? They encouraged visitors to bring in food items in November and December and were able to collect 5,463 donated items.

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