It has clearly been a trying time as the quarantine weeks have now stretched into months. We hope that you and your families are healthy and safe.
Several weeks ago, the Canoe Brook community came together to support our caddies, whom as independent contractors couldn't receive any of the Federal aid or state relief packages. The fund was an amazing success and a tribute to what we can do when we pull together.
With that in mind, there is another part of the Canoe Brook family that remains at risk and food insecure. As the club opens in stages, there are a number of other employees that may not be able to get on their feet for some time. These employees are the ones that make our club a welcome and wonderful place and who often operate behind the scenes ensuring all of our family events are nothing short of perfect. It's a diverse mix that includes wait and kitchen staff, house staff and laundry. Like the caddies, many of these particular employees are also not eligible for Federal or state relief for various reasons.
Please consider helping to take care of those that take care of us at the club by contributing to the Member-Service Staff COVID Assistance Fund. While acknowledging that we may be starting to feel some charity fatigue, we still want to make sure that we don't forget this great group of people. Participation is completely voluntary and we understand that everyone is dealing with their own personal circumstances. That said, as the food minimums have been forgone, one way to think about a potential donation is to give a portion of what your minimum would have been.
A small committee of members will ensure the funds get evenly distributed among our 29 service staff employees and their families.
Any amount is welcome. Please check the box under the "First Name" / "Last Name" fields to make your donation anonymous.
The link is below for the GoFundMe account that we created.
If you prefer to donate via check, we are happy to facilitate that route as well.
Please feel free to respond to [email redacted] should you have any questions.
Catherine & Daniel Buell
Shawn & Sharon Brosnan
Dr. Christina Carter
Peter & Miranda Orwig
Dr. Christine and Patrick Cairns
Dan & Chrissy Esteve
John & Laura Tully
- David Prael
- Tyler Rhoten
- brian and shelley maher