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Bainbridge Island Rotary gives nearly $128,000 in grants
A total of $127,959 worth of proceeds from the 2013 Bainbridge Island Rotary auction have now gone to benefit nearly 30 island organizations and projects.
From kids and seniors to wildlife and native plants, there’s a cause for almost everybody and everything among this year’s Bainbridge Island Rotary Club community grants awards.
The $127,959 the club plans to invest in island projects this year is the largest amount since the service organization was founded here in 1947. It represents a significant increase over the previous year’s grants thanks to an increase in proceeds from the 2013 Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale.
“Being able to give this much back to our community is a thrill for us,” said club spokesman Robin Goldston. “Club members, community volunteers and the generosity of our donors make our auction unique every summer and the Community Grants program is one of the ways it enriches our island.”
The checks will be presented to the nonprofits at club meetings throughout the next few months.
Beneficiaries include KidiMu, Lynwood Community Market, Hope House, West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Helpline House, Bainbridge Chorale, Montessori Country School, Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School, Bainbridge Public Library, Battle Point Astronomical Association, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District, Bainbridge High School and many others.
For information about the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, visit www.bainbridgeislandrotary.com.