Local club supports Giving Tuesday

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On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise members embrace the Giving Tuesday movement by donating more than $8,700 back to local charities and community organizations in Chatham-Kent.

Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise President Kelley Robertson has invited recipients to join Sunrise Rotarians to be recognized for the great work these organizations provide to help make Chatham-Kent a better community on Nov. 27 at Smitty’s Restaurant at 8 a.m.

Funds raised were through Rotary Sunrise members efforts volunteering with bingos at the Riverview Gaming Centre. Members were also involved in selecting the recipient charities that provide a direct charitable benefit to the community and consistent with Rotary’s areas of focus.

The agencies include: Chatham Hope Haven, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Foodbank, Outreach for Hunger, Chatham Goodfellows, YMCA-Strong Kids, United Way – Learning Disabilities.

A financial donation was also made to the Rotary sponsored Interact Club at Chatham-Kent Secondary School.

Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise is part of the 1.2-million network of neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Locally the club recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary in March 2018. In the last 20 years members have been involved in raising funds and giving back to the community.

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