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.”