Recently, a friend heard the Mayor of Jackson Township say that Westlake Golf & Country Club is the most charitable adult community in our town! It’s easy to understand why!
As the Month of October arrives with costumes, candy and colorful landscapes of autumn, I cannot be more proud of my Westlake Golf & Country Club Family of Residents! Caringly committed to the welfare and support of others, they are truly incredible. Although the many members of the various Westlake Clubs organize charitable events throughout the year, many begin their programs during the Harvest Moon Season!
The Westlake Men’s Club has just completed their annual Blood Drive. This group of amazing fellows, together with other residents, family and friends, succeed in collecting thousands of dollars in donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, while accumulating hundreds of pints of blood for the Central Jersey Blood Bank.
At the close of their season luncheon, each member of the Westlake Women’s Golf Association provided Shoprite Gift Cards for Bread From Heaven, a local charity that prepares and serves hot meals for those in need. Gift cards will go a long way to deliver additional dinners over the upcoming winter.
The Westlake Women’s Club, over the past years have raised over $500,000 in support of eradicating Breast Cancer. Once more this year, the club has brought awareness to this disease with contributions and a walk throughout our community. Pink bows attached to mailboxes assist in bringing awareness to the continual fight and funding for finding a cure to this malady.
Another charity minded group is our Westlake Tennis Club. With over 130 members, and although their primary focus is having fun, they have raised a cumulative amount of $80,000 benefiting Autism awareness.
The Westlake Animal Group continues their efforts this month with a bake sale to benefit medical needs of sheltered animals.
So as we welcome the beginning of autumn with shouts of “Trick or Treat,” and thanks for a grateful harvest, let us holler too, “Westlake, thank you for your commitment in caring!”