Altrusa of Door County is best known for their Back-To-School Fair and they are much more than that. The volunteer organization has programs that go all year round that try to make everyone in Door County more literate. The Born-to-Read Project gives a gift package to parents of newborns that include two board books and a poem to encourage reading to your children at a very early age. One club member translates children books into Braille. Altrusans also volunteer to read in Door County preschool and kindergarten classrooms. They hold various fundraisers throughout the year and on December 4th hosted the Holiday Extravaganza in Sturgeon Bay, which is the largest of the year. Christianna Blahnik is the president of Altrusa of Door County and she says that helps them do all the things they need to do.
The Holiday Extravaganza included a silent auction, raffles, and a fashion show from clothes donated by various businesses in the area.
Altrusa is made up of all women. The 2018 Back-to-School fair helped over 600 Door County children get the books and school supplies they needed for the school year.