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We had purchased about 350 gift items, which were mostly gone. Some of the left over items were donated to local senior citizens in need (items such as scarves and a few mittens). A few other remaining mittens and coffee mugs were donated to Tijuana club for their seniors in need in Tijuana. The left over (3) one gallon milk containers went to teacher's lounge!
As a result, not only we had a great event, but a few other organizations benefited from it as well !
|Rotarian Jay Riordan distributing dictionaries|
“As we’ve been doing this for several years now, we often meet third graders who recognize the dictionaries because an older brother or sister has one.” said Rotarian Alison Farrin. In one case, it was a perfect lead in to explain Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self, when a young man raised his hand and said, “I already have one. My brother gave it to me.” Jay Riordan simply handed him a second one and asked, “Please find someone who needs a dictionary and pass your second one on to him.” Four Rotarians delivered dictionaries to Valley Elementary, interacting with several classrooms of third graders. Some third graders quizzed the Rotarians about how to use the dictionaries. Others asked about Rotary and what it does. We enjoyed each class, but particularly one that was clearly a both Spanish and English immersion class, where they were about to start a new lesson that required the children to look up new words in the dictionary. A timely delivery!
"Our foundation continues to operate at the highest ethical standard," said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny. "We are proud that Charity Navigator has recognized our commitment to accountability and transparency for the seventh straight year."
This event is RB Sunrise Rotary's main fundraising event for the year. The final report for the event isn't in yet, but initial reports indicate that this event raised more money than any fundraiser in recent years and was far more fun for all involved! Photo album from the Festival
Photos from Rancho BEERnardo Festival website.
|A polio worker marks the side of a house in Kano, Nigeria, to indicate the children were not at home and a follow-up visit will needed to ensure they are vaccinated.|