For years our club members have supported the Salvation Army by volunteering to ring the bell during their annual Christmas season Red Kettle campaign. This year we are supporting them financially through a grant to help them continue their vital food kitchen mission in Lewisville.
While we in southern Denton County don't see the homeless tent cities as residents in large cities do, there are in fact many homeless in our area. The Salvation Army has been serving the homeless through their kitchen here in Lewisville and by providing them vital supplies such sanitary supplies, gloves, socks and other common needs. Over the past year and a half we have provided back packs filled with these supplies, helped them restock their supply shelves and provided an early pandemic grant. In addition, this past week we provided a $500 grant to help them continue their Food Kitchen mission.
We are proud to partner with other community organizations that share our values. Our annual fundraising, such as the flag program, Breakfast with Santa and others is intended to fund our club projects such as Bikes for Perfect Attendance, Dictionaries for 3rd Graders, End Polio Now, Scholarships, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and Interact. We also like to be able to support community agencies whose missions are similar to ours including promoting peace and patriotism, supporting our low-income veterans and seniors, feeding the hungry, ending polio and other debilitating disease and of course supporting the environment, literacy and youth.
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