The Butte Exchange Club is proud to donate to a wide range of worthy causes . We encourage Butte/Silver Bow County nonprofit organizations to apply. The Board of Directors reviews requests at the Board's monthly meetings and will consider requests of all non-profit organizations that meet our award criteria. Focus areas are Americanism, Civic Improvement, Youth Activities, and Child Abuse Prevention.
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Promoting pride in country, respect for the flag and appreciation of our freedoms are the primary purposes of Exchange's Americanism programs.
Freedom Shrine: The Club has established “Freedom Shrines” documenting key events in our Nation’s history in several community locations including Butte High School, the Maroon Athletic Center, the Whitehall Community Center, Butte Silver Bow Courthouse, and the newest installation at Butte's Bert Mooney Airport.
GiveAKidAFlagToWave: 10,000 small American flags are distributed to children and veterans every year at the Butte 4th of July Parade.
Its My Flag: An educational program created in partnership with the United Veterans Council for middle school students to teach respect for the American flag and flag etiquette.
Field of Honor: A temporary display of 1000 American flags to honor our Heroes. Learn more about the Field of Honor here.
Child Abuse Prevention:
The Butte Exchange Club works to increase awareness of the tragedy of Child Abuse.
Donations: The Club donates thousands of dollars each year to organizations such as Big Brother Big Sisters of Butte, Early Head Start, Intermountain Children’s Home, and Safe Space. In addition, Club members donate diapers, wipes, and baby supplies.
Raise Awareness: The Club displays blue pinwheels and ribbons in a visible location in the month of April to help increase awareness about child abuse. Throughout the month of April speakers at the weekly meeting address issues relating to child abuse and how it can be prevented.
Civic Improvement Projects:
Projects may vary from year to year depending on community needs.
Adopt-A-Highway: The Club annually cleans trash from a stretch of I-90.
Flower Beds: The Club plants and maintains several flower beds in town.
Garbage Gang: Meets nearly every week to clean trash from the main roads of Butte and also paints and repairs buildings at the World Museum of Mining.
America's young people are its most precious resource.
Donations: The Exchange Club donates thousands of dollars each year to a variety of organizations such as Boys and Girls State, Orphan Girl Theater, Butte Symphony Children’s Concert, Butte YMCA, Butte High School Youth and Government Delegation, and many others.
Spirit of Christmas: The Club fulfills Christmas wish lists for foster and needy children.
Youth of the Year Award: The Youth of the Month/Year Award recognizes hard-working high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership. The Club’s Youth of the Year advances to district competition, and ultimately, an opportunity to vie for the prestigious National Youth of the Year Award.
A.C.E. Award: A.C.E. stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence. This program recognizes high school students who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance during their high school years. These changes have enabled the students to overcome adversities and prepare for graduation. The top A.C.E. Award winner is submitted to the district competition. Winners at the district level then have an opportunity to compete for the National A.C.E. Award.