By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Rotary Club of Gwinnett gifts $10,000 to local charities

DULUTH, GA – At the Rotary Club of Gwinnett County’s annual holiday party on Tuesday eleven non-profits were awarded a collective total of $10,000 to fund a multitude of worthwhile projects and initiatives across our community.

In front of a crowd of over 100 members and guests, Club President Chuck Warbington shared, “It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we award these grants today in support of so many great causes. This is the season of giving. Giving back to our community is what being Rotarians is all about.”

Each year the Rotary Club of Gwinnett grants out to local non-profits a percentage of the earnings from their endowment at the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia via a formalized granting process. The Club’s Charitable Giving Committee works to encourage grant applications across the community and gives each request careful consideration. Grants must align with Rotary’s six areas of focus: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease Prevention & Treatment; Water & Sanitation; Maternal & Child Health; Basic Education & Literacy; and Economic & Community Development.

The grants that were awarded this year included:

$500 to the Aurora Theatre to support their “Three Little Pigs” Learning Library Program

$1,000 to Behavioral Health of Georgia for their Bridgeway Village Program

$1,000 to the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for a Concussion Awareness & Prevention Webinar Education Series

$1,000 to Eagle Ranch for new bedding for at-risk children

$1,250 to Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett for their Healthy Baby Program

$1,000 to support the Gwinnett Coalition’s 2015 Great Days of Service

$1,250 to Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation for the International Newcomers Center Parental Engagement Program

$500 to the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation for the Health Literacy Project

$500 to Rainbow Village for their Rotary Media Center

$1,000 to The Path Project for the K-2nd grade Reading & Literacy After School Program

$1,000 to The Salvation Army in support of their Home Sweet Home Gwinnett Program

The Rotary Club of Gwinnett County was founded in 1973 and has been serving and giving back to the community for more than 40 years. Warbington said, “Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self. Our 100+ members are actively engaged on so many fronts. We are honored to give of our time, our vocational expertise and our financial resources where we can to help make the world a better place. It is our privilege to serve in this community and it’s our hope that these grants will touch and positively impact the lives of thousands.”