Rotary Foundation at Work
Thomasville Shows a Heart for Seniors
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Thomasville Rotary used this year's District Grant to adopt local seniors. Club President Danny Braddy explained their new grant, saying every Rotary Club has access to an application provided by the Rotary Foundation. “Every club contributes to the Rotary Foundation and a lot of people leave their inheritance to the Rotary Foundation,” Braddy said. Some of the money donated to The Rotary Foundation comes back to the district for use in local projects. Our grant this year that was approved was for the seniors at Scott Senior Center,” Braddy shared. “When we were thinking about the grant, Rotarians in our club were the ones who got the Senior Center reopened and had a real passion for seniors.” The club made every senior a goody bag, complete with stationary, hygienic items and pre-stamped envelopes that allow the seniors to communicate with the Rotarians.
“There’s about 10 to 15 Rotarians who write the seniors and in the goody bags we provided a picture of the Rotarian who writes them, so they can see them,” Braddy said. “Then typically on Valentine’s Day, we have a cookout and grill hotdogs and hamburgers and that’s when they meet their pen pals.” In addition to the cookout, Rotary has also used the grant to sponsor a birthday luau.
Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
November 30, 2022