Since last July, Lewisville Morning Rotary members have logged over 363 volunteer hours supporting various community non-profits initiatives. This past April we also provided financial support for 10 non-profits through grants supporting their projects.
Early this year, grant forms were sent out and non-profits requested funding in support of their projects. The following grant awards were provided over the past month:
  • Book Drive for Kids was awarded a check to purchase new books for the free book fair at Central Elementary School.
  • Broken Halos Haven was awarded a donation will go towards building and operating "The Haven" where children who have experienced the death of a parent will receive emotional and practical support through programs and events specially designed to help them move through their grief journey.
  • ChristianCommunity Action (CCA) was awared a grant to help ensure the critical needs of low-income families will be met through food provision, housing stability programs, support to children and senior citizens, life training skills training and spiritual counseling.Christian Community Action (CCA) 
  • Communities in Schools received grant funds Funding that will support case management programs at Central Elementary school in LISD, which provides critical support to keep students in school and on track for graduation.  Among the students at Central, 88% are at risk, 85% are economically disadvantaged, and 80% are English learners. 
  • Feral Cats - A Right to Life - our donation will help to stabilize more colonies, provide immunizations, and find homes for kittens.  Education is also a major component and will benefit the community regarding spay/neuter, health, safety, and protecting our environment and quality of life for all.
  • Haitian Pilgrims Project will be using our donated funds to help fund the purchase of text books for the 500 students at St. Therese School in Boileau, Haiti.  Funding will also help support the medical clinic and micro credit programs in the community to support economic opportunities.
  • Heart of the City grant award funds will be used to build two safe, secure and sanitary outdoor donation bins to collect food and clothing during their after hours times.
  • Hearts For Homes will utilize our grant award funds will be used to repair houses for needy elderly women, specifically 9 clients in Lewisville.  This will help with their financial burden so they may remain safe and independent longer.
  • Ms. Karen's Community Closet funds will be used toward their School Supply program and Cancer Awareness Event in 2023.
  • PediPlace donation will help fund healthcare services for children.  In 2023 they expect pediatric healthcare services to 5960 patients in 22,349 office visits, including 894 uninsured children at a cost of $345847.
  • Salvation Army donation They assist working poor individuals in Southern Denton County.  Clients benefit from access to case management, rent and utility assistance, adult ESL/GED classes, food assistance, community lunch program, prescription drug assistance, transportation, as well as spiritual and community support.
In all, $6000 was shared with our local community non-profits. As our grant awards committee considered grant requests, we made decisions that helped support Rotary's 6 areas of focus; Basic Literacy, Maternal and Child Health, Economic and Community Development, Protecting the Environment and Disease Prevention and Treatment.
The Lewisville Morning Rotary raises funding for our Dictionary Project, our Reading for a Bike initiative and for donations to community non-profits such as those listed above. Our fund raising initiatives include our Flag Program, Western Days parking and Pancakes with Santa.
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