Posted on Sep 12, 2017

Sunrise Rotary Helps Local Charity

Preparing dictionaries for distributionYou see us at fund raisers selling hot dogs and tickets for Running of the Balls, you come to our homes for dinner, participate in our golf tournament and much more.  After we raise the money doing those work projects, then we seek ways to give it all away.  Some of it goes to international projects, like the eradication of polio and bringing clean water and sanitation facilities to third world countries.  Perhaps those kinds of charitable giving is that for which Rotary is best known.  However, our club makes sure that the majority of our donations go to local organizations, right here in Port Townsend and Jefferson county.  In the past we have funded programs like providing a free, hard bound, full color, illustrated dictionary for every third grade student in the county(photo at left shows books being readied for distribution).   ...
We have financially supported programs such as backpacks for kids, JCMash, the newly formed Cub Scout pack, the recyclery, built a storage facility for the Dove House, provided support for youth exchange students (both outgoing to many countries of the world and incoming from a wide range of nations). That is a partial list of organizations we have helped with financial contribution or work parties to build or create needed assets.
This is the time of the year that we select which organizations we can help.  If your organization would like to apply for a grant or if you are in need of help with a project, now is the time to apply. Normally, it is expected to have a sponsor from our club to attest to the worthiness and need of your organization.   Applications are now being accepted and will be through October 1st. Those chosen for funding will be asked to send a representative to one of our regular Wednesday morning meeting to receive their award.
To apply for a grant of money, material or labor.