By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

DULUTH, GA – At the Rotary Club of Gwinnett County’s Club meeting on Tuesday, June 19th six non-profits were awarded a collective total of $10,000 in grants to fund a broad range of worthwhile projects and initiatives across our community. Club President Jennifer Hendrickson shared, “This is just one way of the many ways our Rotary Club has worked to live out our theme this year, Rotary Making A Difference. Our grants fund real needs in our community. This year we sought to fund projects that targeted efforts that support those living in poverty in our community.”

Gwinnett Rotary grant recipients enthusiastically accepted their grant awards at Rotary’s June 19th meeting at the 1818 Club. Pictures left to right: Laurie Ann Kimbrell and Chris Brand from FODAC; Paige Havens, Gwinnett Rotary Charitable Giving Chair; Justice French, Rainbow Village; Nancy Friaf, PADV; Jennifer Hendrickson, Gwinnett Rotary President; Kim Jani and Cathy Loew, Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence;  Jim Hollandsworth, Path Project; Michelle Alcorn, Rainbow Village; Taylor Melton, Path Project. (Not Pictured: Interlocking Communities)Gwinnett Rotary grant recipients enthusiastically accepted their grant awards at Rotary’s June 19th meeting at the 1818 Club. Pictures left to right: Laurie Ann Kimbrell and Chris Brand from FODAC; Paige Havens, Gwinnett Rotary Charitable Giving Chair; Justice French, Rainbow Village; Nancy Friaf, PADV; Jennifer Hendrickson, Gwinnett Rotary President; Kim Jani and Cathy Loew, Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence; Jim Hollandsworth, Path Project; Michelle Alcorn, Rainbow Village; Taylor Melton, Path Project. (Not Pictured: Interlocking Communities)Each year the Rotary Club of Gwinnett awards grants to local non-profits thanks to their annual fundraising efforts and a charitable endowment the Club set up years ago via the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. The Club’s Charitable Giving Committee conducts a formalized granting process. They encourage grant applications across the community and give each request careful consideration. Grants must align with Rotary’s key areas of focus: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease Prevention & Treatment; Water & Sanitation; Maternal & Child Health; Basic Education & Literacy; and Economic & Community Development.

Grant award recipients this year included:

• Friends of Disabled Adults & Children    $ 2,500    Home Medical Equipment Program
• Interlocking Communities    $ 1,000    Ready by Five Program
• Norcross High School Foundation    $ 2,500    After School Matters Transportation
• Partnership Against Domestic Violence    $ 1,000    Teen Dating Violence Prevention
• The Path Project    $ 1,000    After School Program Technology
• Rainbow Village    $ 2,000    Technology Resources

The Rotary Club of Gwinnett County, founded in 1973, has been serving and giving back to the community for 45 years. President Hendrickson said, “Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self. As Rotarians, we serve through the giving of our time, talent and treasure. These grants are just one of many ways our 100+ members make a difference every day in our community. It is our privilege to gift these grants out to such worthy causes to empower their great work and positively impact the lives of thousands.”

Published: 2018-06-23 01:40