Gainesville, Florida

Altrusa International of Gainesville, FL, Inc.

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service.

Our club offers an opportunity to make a real difference in the greater Gainesville, Florida area. We undertake a variety of service, literacy, fundraising and international projects each year.

We are seeking new volunteers to join our organization and make a difference. Our members are from varying occupations and lifestyles, all sharing an interest in community service and enjoying the friendship, fun and satisfaction that comes from working together for the benefit of others.

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Contact our Club President to arrange a no-obligation visit.

Meeting Information

Second and fourth Thursday of each month at noon. Meetings are held the second Thursday only in June, July, November and December.

Club President

Our Projects

Altrusa House

Altrusa House is the signature project for the Gainesville club. Altrusa House is a licensed adult day health care program that provides a safe and stimulating environment for adults with disabilities or special needs. We serve individuals who may have a physical or developmental disability, cognitive disorder (such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia), and those recovering from a stroke.

Vocational Committee

Yard Sale - The Yard Sale was a great success. Thanks to donors and buyers. Stay tuned for our next sale in the spring.

International Relations Committee

The International Relations Committee will be hosting a dinner on January 27 to benefit Ukrainian relief. Authentic Ukrainian and European food will be served. Tickets will be on sale in December.

Music Trivia Bingo

The 2nd Annual Music Trivia Bingo event will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024. Come and rock the night away, win prizes and bid on the silent auction items. Tickets will go on sale in January.

Human Library

Our next event will be February 11, 2024. The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. Details available soon

Festival of the Trees

Save the date Thursday, November 30 5-8 pm Put on your best Holiday outfit and join Altrusa of Gainesville and the Gainesville Woman's Club at the Festival of the Trees. This event is sold out but you can still purchase raffle tickets for the decorated trees. To see, and buy raffle tickets, click here Gainesville Woman’s Club Proceeds from the event support Altrusa House and Camp Crystal scholarships.

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Club Board