Pilot International’s Hundredth Anniversary Service Project relates back to the organization’s early beginnings. Soon after Pilot was organized, a school bond proposal failed due to lack of interest in the community. So, as their first civic project, Pilots secured enough petitions to call for another vote. Pilots encouraged people to vote and the bond issue passed. To honor the first service project by the Pilot Club of Macon, the Hundredth Anniversary Service Project was selected to parallel the original project’s focus. It was decided that Pilots would donate school supplies for children in schools in Bibb County School District, Georgia.

Clubs, groups, and individuals within the Pilot organization generously contributed a total of $21,805 for classroom supplies. This allowed us to purchase enough supplies for 429 classrooms in 16 priority-needs schools. Bibb County School District Communications Specialist Jeremy Timmerman provided the names of the schools with the greatest need for school supplies. Senior General Manager of Office Depot James Allen assisted with the bulk purchase of school supplies, storage of these supplies, packing of the 429 boxes, and delivering the boxes to PI Headquarters. On August 27, 2021, Hundredth Anniversary Committee Chair Laura Keever, Committee Member Judy Langley, and 2020-2021 PI President Peggy Benton were joined by the 2021-2022 Pilot International Executive Committee to deliver the boxes of school supplies to each school.

From 1921 to 2021 and beyond, Pilots improve the lives of others in their communities through outstanding service projects, not only in the United States, but also globally where Pilot Clubs exist.

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