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Reno Rotary awards grants to local non-profits



(RENO, Nev.) – The Rotary Club of Reno has announced the award of its 2009/2010 community grants to twelve local non-profit organizations.  Award of the grants was made at the Rotary Club of Reno luncheon meeting on Monday, June 28th.  Each of the agencies received $1,500.  The awards were made to the following organizations and programs:

  • Boys and Girls Club:  to fund an expansion of the technology at the Early Learning Center.
  • Care Chest of the Sierra Nevada:  to provide medication for needy children.
  • The Children’s Cabinet:  for a tattoo removal project.

  • The First Tee:  to assist with costs of a life skills program for young men in Washoe County Juvenile Probation Intense Supervision Program.
  • For Kids Foundation:  support for critical needs that cannot be met by any other source, such as dental care, summer school, etc.
  • Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada:  support the Outreach Program troops for girls residing at Reno Housing Authority sites.
  • Nevada Area Council, Boy Scouts of America:  support for Scoutreach and Campership, programs to help youths wanting to participate in Boy Scouts Programs, whose families cannot afford the expenses.

  • Nevada Humane Society:  support the Low-Cost Spay/Neuter project for Washoe County residents who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets.
  • Northern Nevada RAVE (Respite and Volunteer Experience:  support JR RAVE and Teen RAVE programs for youths 7-10 and 13-18, respectively, who have special needs.

  • TMCC High School:  supports the Textbook Scholarship program, which provides books for students in need of financial assistance.
  • Veterans Guest House, Inc:  underwrites sixty guest nights in the Veterans Guest House for those who are unable to pay while loved ones are being treated at the veterans Hospital.
  • With My Own Two Hands:  to help expand edible education endeavors throughout WCSD by planting and harvesting school gardens.

“One of the primary goals of Rotary is to be of service, both internationally and in our local community,” said the current President of the Rotary Club of Reno, Bill Creekbaum.  “It is with great pride that the more than 200 members of this club contribute to these valuable, local non-profit organizations,” Creekbaum added.

The Rotary Club of Reno was established in 1916 and is the oldest Rotary club in the State of Nevada.  Their members meet weekly at noon on Monday’s at Harrah’s.  For more information or membership details, visit their website at www.renorotaryclub.org.

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