K-STATE ED CHARTRAND MEMORIAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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OUR BUILDING PROGRAM – We need two more angels!
Art & Carol Chartrand are pledging up to $600,000 of their own cash and land to build an “Office Space for Humanity” in Olathe, KS. Think of a “WeWork” or “Plexpods” coop office concept for entrepreneurs or fledgling business but OURS is for non-profits and charities. The latter need a permanent address; a phone and website; somewhere to house their records; a gallery to show off what they do; a nice place to meet monthly or a few times a year; events space; an interactive place to share the knowledge and resources of other charities; and most importantly, storage space. We have the land, the business model to sell low cost memberships to other charities to provide them what they could only dream of having and provide a long term income stream. It is literally a WIN for us, a WIN for other small and even larger charities. We need perhaps just two other anchor tenants. Perhaps similar to The Chartrand Foundation, foundations now operating out of their benefactors basement who could thrive more from a permanent home for their family foundation, each to put in $600,000 each. We need two more angels! They will in turn own equity in the building so a net zero cost to their Foundation assets. We are going to focus exclusively on Kansas City based charities. When finished we can offer so much for perhaps as little as $50 a month to help other charities not only survive, but thrive! Join us.
OUR SPORTS EQUIPMENT PROGRAM
While we are a small foundation, we will consider small, direct grants for specific equipment for qualifying organizations consistent with our mission. We will fund and place a sports goal (basketball goal, soccer goal or similar) for an underserved community or group. Groups or individuals are welcome to apply. Small towns and rural areas are encouraged to apply. We are not limited to just the big cities. Just email us.
In September 2019 about 15 Chartrand soccer balls and pumps made it via super cramped baggage with much needed medical supplies to Gulu, Uganda. Thanks to Nancy Chartrand and The Medical Missions Foundation. The medical professionals and their support staff brought new health and smiles to a truly beautiful and deserving people. We at CCF were excited to help add just a little to the smiles.
On June 16, 2019, Art Chartrand, President of CCF, awards $200 pair of Air Jordan Retro 13’s as a “way to go” to Seth Phillips of St. Louis for his recent act of kindness. Seth is a fine young man with a great future and we wanted to be a small part of his story. Way to go Seth! We hope we can inspire more random acts of kindness. Watch Seth’s story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFVQwDjyx
The Joy L. Moore Recreational Patio for Hillcrest Transitional Housing for Youth in Kansas City, Kansas was dedicated May 9, 2018. We are very proud to play a small part in the lives of these young men and women.
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL • KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
CCF provided this wonderful, multi cultural school serving Northeast Kansas City much needed sports equipment for soccer goals and playground equipment. The presentation was made to Rex Nolen, PE Instructor in the summer of 2013.
MILFORD ELEMENTARY • MILFORD, KS:
In October 2012, the Chartrand Foundaiton teamed up with the First Battalion, Fifth Field Artillery Regiment and donated $1,000 worth of soccer balls, basketballs and other equipment to Milford Elementary School near Fort Riley. Foundation president Art Chartrand said the school picked the items. “We try to provide schools with what they need and want, rather than just give them stuff,” he said. The items were presented in front of a packed school cafeteria during the school’s monthly learning celebration. Soldiers helped unload equipment. School principal Courtney Pfizenmaier said the school was grateful for the generous donation. She said the equipment will give students the benefits of “staying active.”
GUATEMALA: In the summer 2012, the Chartrand Foundation provided soccer balls, shirts, other sports equipment as well as some needed personal items and medication to Guatemala. This was personally delivered by a mission group from Accension Catholic Church of Overland Park.
PADRE PIO ACADEMY • SHAWNEE, KS: On Sept. 11, 2009, the Chartrand Foundation presented $800 worth of sports and playground equipment including a giant colored parachute to the children of the academy. The Padre Pio Academy provides classical education to all children in need in grades K-8. The Chartrand Foundation is proud and thrilled to be able to help them with their sports and physical fitness needs. It was a very exciting day for everyone involved.
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ROMANIAN CHILDREN: In April 2006, the Chartrand Foundation sent a box full of much needed soccer balls and t-shirts to a rural grade school near the city of Botosani, Romania. Last Fall Nancy, along with doctors from the Medical Missions Foundation, traveled to Romania to deliver medical aid to children. During her visit, Nancy noticed the children had virtually no sports equipment or were playing with soccer balls made of bundled tape. Pictured with some of the donations are Nancy Besa and Joy Moore of the Chartrand Foundation.
CITY UNION MISSION: The Chartrand Foundation made some special donations to the Kansas City, Missouri Union Mission Teen program in December 2005. Chris Chartrand is seen here donating new footballs, soccer balls and basketballs for needy teens to enjoy at Christmas. Chris was joined by Joy Moore of the Chartrand Group who personally donated some much desired table tennis supplies. Evie Kowalewski and Travis Strong of the City Union Mission staff accepted the donations.
KSU TABLE TENNIS CLUB: The Chartrand Foundation made a grant in support of the Kansas State Table Tennis Team in 2005. The spirit these young athletes promote (and they are athletes in every sense of the word) is just tremendous. They travel across the United States promoting good will and cross cultural understanding.
KSU Table Tennis Team at NCTTA National Championship
Tournament 2005 – Texas Wesleyan University, Dallas, TX
More projects are being developed. Please visit again for future reports.