The Rotary Club of Spring Valley has announced the recipients of its 2023 Community Grants. A total of $21,900 was awarded to 15 local non-profit organizations at the club’s April 27 meeting.
These organizations included The Big Red Barn Retreat, The CART Fund for Alzheimer’s Research, Empowering Justice Charitable Foundation, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Harvest Pack, Lifeline Children’s Services, Midlands
Orphan Relief, PETSinc, Prisma Health Midlands Foundation for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, Richland District Two Foundation for special needs awareness at Blythewood High School through the One for All and All for One program, Senior Resources for the Meals on Wheels Program, Sons of American Legion, Transitions, United Way of the Midlands for the Midlands Reading Consortium, and The Weight of the Words Society. Grant funds will also continue to support three Spring Valley Rotary local projects, including Little Free Lending Libraries, Rotary Reads Program at Lonnie B. Elementary School, and the Urban Farming Project.
These community grants are funded by the club’s annual Young Plantation’s pecan sale, held in November and December. “It’s no secret that we’re NUTS about Rotary,” said Spring Valley Rotary Club President Peter Stahl. He added, “However, in this case, pecans equal “‘We-Can.’” The proceeds from our annual pecan sale allow us to give thousands of dollars back to non-profit organizations who are doing great work to support our community’s needs. In the past ten years our community grants have totaled $300,000.
Spring Valley Rotary Club meets every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the grand hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church at 601 Polo Road in Northeast Columbia. To learn more about membership or to visit an upcoming lunch meeting, contact Brian Dunphy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 803-920-4751.
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