Posted on Aug 27, 2020
As part of our Club’s commitment to our community, Fremont Morning Rotary recently approved five annual grants totaling $4,700 to local organizations that provide much needed services in our area.  And as they say on TV, “But wait, that’s not all!”  In addition to just writing a check, many of our Club members also actively volunteer their time to these organizations, giving a helping hand to deliver services to those who need them in our community.  That’s what Rotarians do.  Here is how we are involved:
Centerville Free Dining Room - $600:  Each year, our Club partners with Mission San Jose Rotary to purchase, prepare and serve healthy meals and a smile to the hungry and homeless.  Each quarter, between four and six members from each Club spend a part of their day volunteering for this program.
Life ElderCare Meals-on-Wheels - $2,000:  Our ongoing annual grant helps purchase meals to serve frail seniors who are unable to shop for food or prepare meals for themselves.  One of our Club members delivers some of these meals on a weekly basis.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry - $500:  This is a new ongoing annual grant to help provide non-perishable food item, essential household items and gift cards to buy fresh food and medicine.  One of our Club members volunteers weekly to package and distribute items for those who are food insecure.  
Patterson House Foundation - $600:  This is a one-time grant to purchase a scanner and work station to digitally archive the Patterson House library and many other letters and artifacts so they can be available to researchers and community members online.  One of our Club members is actively involved in this project.
City of Fremont Senior Center - $1,000:  Our annual grant takes the form of a sponsorship for the Senior Center’s annual crab feed.  Their fundraiser takes place in February of each year to fund many vital services to our senior community.