The Brookings South Dakota Altrusa International, Inc. was chartered in 1978. Our mission is to provide service to the Brookings community addressing the needs related to enhancing literacy for people of all ages. The Brookings Altrusa organization is known for their annual Literacy Luncheon. This effort raises funds to support our many service projects throughout the year. Some examples of our service projects include Community Library Boxes for neighborhoods, support of the Domestic Abuse Shelter, A Christmas Party for developmentally disabled and intellectually challenged adults at ADVANCE, academic scholarships for local high school students and mini-grants to Brookings County teachers for literacy projects.
Altrusa is an international non-profit organization making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service. 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.