The Rotary Club of Abbotsford recently presented cheques totalling $15,000 to five local charities that benefit children, youth and seniors in the community.
The funds were raised from the club’s annual Million Dollar Hole-in-One event held in June.
“These five recipients are examples of the tremendous people in Abbotsford who are adding value to people’s lives, every day, and that is something our club supports whole-heartedly,” said club president Sara Lawson.
The recipients were:
– the Abbotsford Youth Commission, which received $2,700 for a youth-led, youth-driven Empathy Project aimed at developing leadership skills and promoting one of Character Abbotsford’s six character values – empathy – with a goal of creating a more safe and caring community for all.
– Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, which was awarded $1,800 for an on-site automatic external defibrillator to be available at community and church-based events being held each week at their church.
– Abbotsford Arts Council, which was given $1,300 to purchase trophies for the recipients of the annual Arty Awards as they seek to inspire and honour local artistic endeavours.
– the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, which received $4,200 for the purchase of fall mats for residents in both the Cottage and Worthington Pavilions care facilities.
– Prince Charles Elementary PAC, which has had $5,000 set aside to be matched by a Rotary district grant for the purchase and installation of new inclusive playground equipment at their school.