In 1927, the Exchange Club of Memphis included the Porter Home and Leath Orphanage as one of its projects.  The Exchange Club began to furnish the home with the services of a pediatrician, arranged for the children to receive proper dental care, supplied each child with monthly spending money, gave an annual summer Watermelon Party and an Easter Egg Hunt, and presented a gift to each child on his/her birthday, as well as provided the traditional tree and entertainment for the Christmas Eve Party.  The old Minute Books and other records of the Orphanage reveal a “Spirit of Exchange” which was woven into the very fabric of the home’s history.

Gifts from the Exchange Club

Porter-Leath children with backpacks provided by Exchange Club