Eradication of Polio: After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions. Your contribution will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families. As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.
Rotarians Against Hunger: Rotary Clubs from Western North Carolina have joined to provide 300,000 meals to hungry families in western North Carolina and to impoverished families abroad. Our goal is to raise $45,000 from corporations, civic organizations & nonprofits, and individuals. Every dollar collected goes towards food & packaging. No agency or collection fees. Your contributions goes to where it is needed − feeding the hungry.
The Wheelchair Foundation: The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Freedom.Over 100 million children, teens and adults worldwide are in need of a wheelchair but cannot afford one.For each $75 donated, we will combine that with funds provided specifically for that purpose and deliver a wheelchair to a child, teen or adult without mobility, freedom and often hope. www.wheelchairfoundation.org