The West Side Nut Club (WSNC) on Thursday announced donations to over 75 organizations in the first five months of 2021.
According to the WSNC, the donations made by the nut club in 2021 were made possible in part by the community's support in 2020 through the 2020 Nut Club Half Pot, which reached nearly $1.4 million.
Some of the organizations that received funds so far in 2021 are Patchwork Central, Easter Seals, Gilda’s Club, YMCA of Southwestern Indiana Veteran Wellness, ARK Crisis Children’s Center, Riding Hope, Granted, Public and Parochial Schools, CASA, Boys and Girls Club, Chemo Buddies, Isaiah 117 House, Evansville, Association for the Blind, Ronald McDonald House, Easter Seals, Aurora, EPD Foundation, Youth First, and many more.
WSNC says that over its 100-year history, the donations made in 2021 brought the club's total donations made to well over several million dollars.
"On behalf of our full West Side Nut Club membership and our Board of Directors, we want to thank our community for their continued support, even through the COVID-19 pandemic," the nut club said Thursday. "Without our community support, we would not be able to help these different organizations."
Although the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, its dates have been set for the first full week of October.
During that time, the nut club hopes to hold another half pot - changing the life of one lucky winner and raising more funds for the community in the process.