Furnitureland Rotary gives $30,000 to nonprofits

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 06:19 PM

Rotary Club Of Furnitureland showed its support of the local community by giving more than $30,000 to nonprofits.
Charities that received gifts were nominated by Furnitureland Rotarians or through their participation in the Furnitureland Rotary auction. The nominations are then awarded based on recommendations of a subcommittee and then to the executive board for approval.
Mobile Meals, which has received more than $400,000 from Furnitureland Rotary, received $20,000. Gradfest received $100 to help put on an after-graduation party for the graduates of the four high schools in High Point. New Life Homes USA, Helping Hands Ministry, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army Homeless Shelter and the Guilford Education Alliance received $250 each for programs.
Haynes-Inman Education Center, special education public school in Jamestown, received $400. Lake Waccamo, Family Services of the Piedmont, Guilford Technical Community College Foundation Center for Working Families and High Point Area Arts Council received $500. The Community Clinic of High Point, which provides health services for the uninsured, received $1,000. The City Project and Communities in Schools of High Point were auction sponsors and received $1,047 and $1,665, respectively. Carl Chavis Y via United Way of Greater High Point received $2,000 for their summer program. 
In addition to these gifts, Furnitureland Rotary gives a book each week to Fairview Elementary and recognizes students at the school who demonstrate to their teachers and peers the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” The students who are recognized are eligible to receive a scholarship which provides school supplies and school clothes for the following school year.
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