Lisa Blanchard - Director
Grateful Garment Project
The Rotary Club of Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise is starting off 2017 right.  Beginning January 4, we are proud to award cash grants to four community organizations that make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.  This year’s grants are awarded to the Grateful Garment Project for $6,600, SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) for $3,000, Life ElderCare (Meals on Wheels for seniors) for $1,000, and the City of Fremont Senior Center for $1,000.  Each of these community organizations provides a much needed helping hand to vulnerable populations in our area who often require extra care and a sense of dignity.
Grateful Garment Project:
Few people realize that sexual assault victims usually undergo forensic medical examinations and are asked to surrender their clothing for DNA evidence collection. Once clothing has been surrendered, the traumatized victim often has nothing else to wear home but a hospital gown…only adding insult to injury.  The Grateful Garment Project provides new clothing and grooming supplies to Sexual Assault Service Providers so that victims of sexual violence have a fresh change of clothes and the knowledge that people care.  Funding from our Foundation will provide services for our local area.
Tina Fernandez - SAVE
Greg Bogdanoff - Warm Springs Rotary Foundation
With every incident of domestic violence, victims are often left injured, confused, and feel hopelessly trapped in an endless cycle of abuse that they may believe is their fault.  These issues cannot be easily addressed by the criminal justice system.  Every day, SAVE provides emergency shelter, support, and educational opportunities for individuals and families so they may end the cycle of abuse, heal, and have the freedom to reach their potential.  Funding from our Foundation will provide services for our local area.
Life ElderCare - Meals on Wheels:
The Meals on Wheels program offers simple, healthy, good-tasting meals delivered to senior’s homes.  Well-trained, screened volunteers deliver hot, nutritious mid-day meals Monday through Friday, with frozen meals to heat up available for the weekend.  This program offers a great way to get at least one nutritious meal a day and is used by many seniors with adult children who find it difficult to prepare a whole midday meal for their parents each day. Along with the regular meals, Meals on Wheels also has menus appealing to various ethnic groups as well as vegetarian, renal, and diabetic menu options.
City of Fremont Senior Center:
The Senior Center offers a wide variety of services that are especially useful to our senior community.  These include: classes; cultural and special interest groups; activities, trips and special events; low cost meals; and support groups for seniors and care givers.