Yadkinville Rotary Club members announced the recipients for this year’s local and global grant program.
“Each year we ask that local non-profit organizations come to our club and present a program of their needs. The club’s foundation committee reviews the applications, and awards deserving organizations these grants to help them with the various areas they show a need,” explained Terry Titus. “We are proud to award the following organizations a total of $11,000 for local and global grants.”
Receiving local grants were Yadkin Christian Ministries at the East Bend food crisis site for refrigeration for fresh foods, Five & Two Farms for upgrades for its Courtney School Gardens, Boonville Elementary School Back Pack Program providing food for students in need and NetworX, an evening program to help families learn how to become financially self-sufficient.
Also receiving local grants from Yadkinville Rotary were Yadkin Arts Council for its art program for New Horizons Adult Day Care residents, Smart Start for sponsoring 40 children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library with books, Yadkin County Schools Lego Robotics Program for funding for the program to help STEM students and Surry Community College for scholarships for one student from Forbush and Starmount high schools.
The Global Grants were awarded to Health Emergency and Response Team Project in Kitgum, Uganda, which targets saving mothers, improving lives for families and communities through its Mobile Health Clinic and securing clean drinking water for the public schools in Lebanon.
“On behalf of the Yadkinville Rotary Club Foundation Committee and our Club President Matt Winnicki; Terry Titus, Susan Gmeiner, Virgil Dodson and Mark Diachenko, as well as all the members of the Yadkinville Rotary Club we are proud to award these local and global grants fulfilling this years Rotary theme of ‘Rotary Serving Humanity,’” said Terry Titus.