Five local charities receive money for programs

Rotary Club of Abbotsford designates funding

The Reach Gallery Museum is one of five groups that recently received money from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford.

The Reach Gallery Museum is one of five groups that recently received money from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford presented five community charities with funding to help support their local programs.

A few weeks ago the Abbotsford Hospice received $29,000 for Holmberg House from the club thanks to the Rotary Club’s successful Million Dollar Hole-in-One event held this past June. Fundraising dollars have now been given back to the community with thanks to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants who support the Hole-in-One event.

The Abbotsford Youth Commission received $1,350 to fund their “The Integrity Project (TIPS)” that provides the opportunity for youth to explore what it means to live with integrity through youth-led and -driven projects.

The Cyrus Centre got $3,800 to purchase a new washing machine and dryer for Babich House and a 10 x 10 tent to assist them with fundraising and social events.

The Reach Gallery Museum received $2,000 to develop interactive and fun arts and heritage learning kits for children, youth and families, including adults with disabilities.

The Raven’s Moon Resource Society received $1,000 to purchase computer peripherals and software to support residents to increase computer skills, access the internet and create resumes.

The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope received $5,000 to help refurbish water-damaged independent units rendered uninhabitable after significant plumbing issues.