Exchange - Provides members with opportunities to serve their
communities, develop leadership skills and interact with other like-minded
business and professional persons.
Mission Statement - Exchange, America's Service Club, is a
group of men and women working together to make our communities better
places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community
Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention
of Child Abuse.
Motto - "Unity for Service"
The National Exchange Club - Exchange is made up of nearly
1,000 clubs with some 32,000 members across the United States and
Puerto Rico who sponsor a variety of activities to improve their
communities. The first Exchange Club was formed in Detroit, Mich.,
in 1911. The National Exchange Club was organized in Toledo, Ohio,
in 1917. The organization's goal is to become the premier service
club in America by igniting the spirit of community service throughout
Exchange Program of Service - Exchange Clubs sponsor a wide variety
of activities primarily focused around the Exchange Program of Service,
which includes Child Abuse Prevention, community service, youth and
Americanism. Improving communities, helping the disadvantaged and
encouraging good American citizenship is what Exchange is all about.
Collectively, Exchange Clubs donate millions of dollars and countless
hours of volunteer service to better their communities each year.
The National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child
Abuse - Exchange adopted child abuse prevention as its national
project in 1979, establishing the Toledo-based National Exchange
Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Today, some 100
Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers have been established
across the country. The centers utilize professionally trained parent
aides who work directly with abusing families, teaching them positive
parenting techniques. More than 190,000 children and 150,000 families
have benefited from Exchange's efforts.
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