the Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M. donated more than $18,000 at its June 22 meeting to various organizations, who provide a broad range of services to residents in the local and international community.
Funds were earned by club members through a variety of fundraising activities during the 2010/11 Rotary year.
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Local grants were awarded to: Alfred Campanelli YMCA; The Children's Advocacy Center; Women in Need Growing Stronger; Clearbrook; Canine Companions for Independence; Cub Scout Pack 394; Boy Scout Troop 193; St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry program; and Operation Warm for the benefit of the Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child + Family Center.
International grants were presented in support of: Polio eradication through The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus program; emergency shelter and disaster relief for families around the world provided by ShelterBox; and hand-drilled water wells in Niger, Africa, that provides a more convenient source of potable water making a healthier and more productive life possible for residents and serving as a catalyst for further community development.
The club also provided funding for local vocational scholarship assistance and sponsored the participation of four area high school students at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference held annually at Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wis.
Earlier this year Schaumburg's Winston Churchill Elementary School was the recipient of a grant that was used to promote literacy and purchase a wide variety of age-appropriate books for its students and guided reading materials used in the classroom by its teachers.
Additional community outreach projects undertaken included the purchase and delivery of approximately $3,000 worth of food, paper products and other essentials to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry, providing fall yard clean up services for area senior citizens needing assistance and participation in this year's Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates Memorial Day Observance.
Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes that change lives in communities. Membership in Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is open to service oriented residents and workers in the area. The club meets weekly for breakfast on Wednesday mornings from 7-8:30 a.m., at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates. Visit schaumburgamrotary.org for information.
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