Salvation Army Supports Local Causes

Did you know that when the Salvation Army collects donations in front of your local Kroger that those donations are returned locally?  I didn’t either until Flory Phillips connected our Danville Rotary Club with the Salvation Army.  They track the local donations received and work to redistribute those funds in our community.  So be generous when going in to the store.  I say going in because you need to grab change from your stash in the car.  You know you will pay with a plastic card of some sort, so having spare change isn’t likely as you leave the store.

Our own Danville Rotary members will be helping on Dec 7th & 8th, manning the red bucket at the Danville Kroger.  Here is a pictuer of Tim & Mary Rose Wright donating their time last year.  They are owners of Wright Realty and very committed to giving back to their community.  In fact, in 2017 they were awarded the most enthusiastic bell ringers by the employees of Kroger.

 

 

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Danville Rotary Supports Cypress Manor Residents

James McBryant spoke to our club in September.  James is the Administrator at Cypress Manor.  He informed us of their mission, recent activity, and some needs they have.  The presentation spurred our Human & Community Development Committee to have a follow up meeting and find out specifically how Rotary could help.

There were a variety of ways for our club to become involved, and we will explore more of those as time goes on.  During October & November our goal was to collect personal hygiene items and toiletries to help support the residents.  Residents of Cypress Manor are typically homeless, and in a transition period to living independently again.

Our collection ended today.  Roxanne Simmons and Jim Phillips, both of whom spear headed this effort, are shown just before taking the collection to Cypress Manor.  Thank you to all our members who contributed to this effort.

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Danny Marquez Captivates Danville Rotary Meeting

Danny Marquez Captivates Danville Rotary Meeting

Roxanne Simmons invited Danny Marquez to attend Danville Rotary’s October 18th meeting as our speaker.  I have never seen our members more captivated by a presenter as I was today.  Danny has a real passion for his work and on top of that is a fantastic speaker.  I have no doubt his impact will be great in the community he is trying to help.

Here is a video he showed that testifies to the impact he has made on one life.  I have also included a link for  Near West City Life, so you can find out more about this great organization working to improve lives in our community.

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Rotary Club Foundation of Danville’s Annual Raffle

Rotary Club Foundation of Danville’s Annual Raffle

Each year the Danville Rotary Club sells raffle tickets to raise funds for the Rotary Club Foundation of Danville.  400 tickets are sold at $50 each.   Five prizes are awarded with grand prize of $7,500 being awarded to the first ticket pulled.  Four subsequent prizes are awarded; $800, $600, $400, and $200.

There is very little expense associated with the raffle, so the majority of the remaining funds are deposited with the Rotary Club Foundation of Danville to be used for a funding a variety of grants to organizations which fit our mission.

The mission of the Rotary Club of Danville is to support local youth organizations, promote literacy, help eliminate poverty and assist all those in need within our community.

This year, our winners were drawn at our October 18, 2018 meeting.  Please view the attached video to see the results.

If you purchased a ticket this year, you have the thanks of each and every Rotary member.  We sincerely appreciate your participation and helping to fund our mission.   If you didn’t participate, check our membership listing to find a Rotarian you know and be sure you are included in 2019.

 

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