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Rotary Club of Carbondale hands out grants for 2019

  • Pictured from left to right are Jane Swanson of the Diaper Bank, Tina Carpenter of the Boys and Girls Club, Ella Lacey of I Can Read, Jennifer McKinnies of Give Kids a Smile, and Angie Bailey of Camp Beta. Not able to attend were Amy Simpson of Gum Drops and Becky Needham of the eighth-grade program of the U of I Extension office.

    Pictured from left to right are Jane Swanson of the Diaper Bank, Tina Carpenter of the Boys and Girls Club, Ella Lacey of I Can Read, Jennifer McKinnies of Give Kids a Smile, and Angie Bailey of Camp Beta. Not able to attend were Amy Simpson of Gum Drops and Becky Needham of the eighth-grade program of the U of I Extension office.
    Courtesy of Kristine McGuire

 
Submitted by Kristine McGuire
Posted on 3/15/2019, 11:50 AM

On March 13, the Rotary Club of Carbondale announced the 2019 recipients of grants given through the club's foundations.

The organizations applied in November 2018, and each had a Rotary Club of Carbondale member as a sponsor.

The recipients this year are Diaper Bank, I Can Read of Southern Illinois, Camp Beta (Diabetes Resource Team), Gum Drops, Give Kids a Smile, the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale, and the eighth-grade program of the U of I Extension Office.

The organizations provide services ranging from diapers to food, to education to oral health to benefit young people.

The Rotary Club of Carbondale meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the District 95 Administrative Center, 925 S. Giant City Rd.

The speaker March 20 is Pat McCarthy of the Southern Illinois Miners.

Those interested in attending should contact the club secretary at 618-457-8866 or jmolumby@frontier.com.