Rotary Gives Away $100,000

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The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie is celebrating its 100th birthday with a big gift

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie is 100 years old! We want to say “thank you” to the community that has supported us for a century.

Birthdays are a time for gifts – in this case a $100,000 gift. We are looking for local charities, groups, individuals, and causes that have unique needs or innovative projects that would benefit from a donation of up to $5,000 from our “Rotary Gives 100” program.

To be eligible, the donation should be sufficient to fully complete the project and projects must be completed by the end of 2018. The full list of eligibility criteria and application form are available on the Rotary Gives 100 website. Applications with an emphasis on youth will receive priority.

Applications will be accepted up to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5PM. A panel of judges will review applications for support and make funding selections based on merit, including the uniqueness of projects, activities and ideas described. Applications with an emphasis on youth will receive priority.

“Our members are excited to both celebrate with, and show appreciation for, our community,” shared Brent Lewis, Club President, “Sault Ste. Marie has supported Rotarians in their efforts to promote Rotary International’s guiding principles of ‘Service above Self’ since 1918.”

For 100 years, the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie has fostered service, leadership, and good works in our community. Founded in 1918, our mandate to support children with physical disabilities has been the heart behind the hard work of hundreds of Rotarians spanning generations.

We invest in the Sault’s youth through Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Science Fair Algoma, Rotary Sports Awards Dinner, scholarships, local projects such as the Rotary Adventure Playground, and partnerships with Easter Seals Ontario and THRIVE. Every year, we enjoy hosting tens of thousands of people at our community-building events, including ROTARYFEST, The Sault’s Summer Festival!

It is only because of dedicated Rotarians, tireless volunteers, and our extremely generous community that the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie has had the privilege to give back millions of dollars and touch countless lives. Thank you for being part of our first 100 years of service.