Rotary Club Gives Nearly $3,000 to Local, International Charities
The West St. Paul-Mendota Heights Rotary Club will make contributions totalling nearly $3,000 to local and international charities during May following votes of approval by the Board of Directors at a May 1 meeting.
Donations were approved to the following programs:
- West St. Paul Arbor Day - $250
- River Falls Rotary Club - $500 for a project to build schools in Haiti
- Northern Star Boyscouts Council - $1,000
- Engineers without Borders - $1,200 for a water containment cistern in East Africa
Donations to local, national and international charities are made possible through support by the community -- including private individuals and local businesses -- to the Club's two fundraisers. Each spring, the Club sells Rotary Roses for delivery on Administrative Professionals Day. Each autumn, the Club hosts an glow-ball golf tournament and silent auction.
Examples of some of the other charities and programs regularly supported by the Club include:
- Serving 10 meals per year through Loaves & Fishes at St. Matthew's on the West Side;
- Neighbors Inc. of South St. Paul, an emergency food shelf experiencing record-high demand;
- ALMAS, a Latino youth program at Henry Sibley High School;
- Friends of Dodd Road, in which the Club twice a year picks up trash;
- Guild Inc. shoes program to provide new shoes to homeless persons with mental illness and support of the emergency housing shelters in South St. Paul;
- Lamb's Fleece, a project to provide hand-made fleece blankets for orphanages in Eastern Europe.
Learn more about the WSP-MH Rotary Club at: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=8700