Wednesday, May 16, 2012

On Top of the World Resident-Run Organizations Donate to Local Charities

Recently, the Entertainment Group and The New Pretenders distributed their annual charitable donations in a ceremony held in the Health & Recreation Ballroom at On Top of the World Communities (OTOW). Each year, the two non-profit OTOW resident run organizations donate their non working capital to local charities. As in previous years, the receiving charities were Hospice of Marion County, Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Marion Senior Services.

This year, for the first time, Volunteers of America was a recipient. This organization shelters homeless veterans in the former Ritz Historic Inn on Silver Spring Boulevard in Ocala, Florida. The Inn underwent renovations and recently opened the shelter. "With the sacrifices our veterans are making to ensure our freedoms, we all felt this is a very worthwhile organization to which we should be contributing," said Larry Wilver, Treasurer of The New Pretenders and Board Member of the Entertainment Group.

Over the years, The New Pretenders have donated more than $15,000 to local charities and the Entertainment Group, more than $27,000. This generosity furthers the belief that fun and good work can go hand in hand!

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