The Sun City Rotary Foundation awarded $46,500 to 14 charities for the 2021-22 Rotary year.
The distribution supports community causes and scholarships.
- A New Leaf’s West Valley Homeless Shelter and Housing Assistance Center will provide seven housing units for families with minor age children. Individual units will allow male adults to be sheletered with their families.
- Area Agency on Aging Region One is receiving two grants. Doves serves late life victims of domestic violence and elder abuse and Mosiac enables refugees to apply for U.S. citzenship.
- Arizona Friends of the Homeless does daily outreach for homeless, supplying needed food, clothing and referrals.
- Boxed Up Project provides grief tool kits and resources to kids and teens struggling with grief, loss, and trauma.
- Glendale Elementary School Districts is receiving two grants for Challenger Middle School, which will assist in Teacher Appreciation and Positive Reinforcement for Students. The Sun City Rotary Club sponsors the Challenger Interact Club as well as those at Washington High School and Independence High School.
- Eve’s Place offers services to victims of domestic, sexual and teen dating violence. They host both in-person and virtual support groups.
- Church of the Palms will receive two grants. I HELP houses, feeds and transports homeless guests to help transfer into independent living. Feet-N-More’s shower trailer gives showers, haircuts and toiletries to asylum seekers.
- RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) has received a grant which will allow students to attend the next in-person weekend event at Pinerock.
- The Sun City Prides award will go toward replacing two monument signs in Sun City.
- Theater Works will help provide subsidized field trip tickets to K-12 schools in the West Valley for daytime performances throughout the season.
Four graduating seniors, members of the Interact Club from Washington High School, are also receiving scholarships.
The Sun City Rotary Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) recognized in August 1963 and has given grants totaling $665,000 since 2001.
The Rotary Club of Sun City’s 60th anniversary will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 1, at Royal Oaks. The club meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays at Royal Oaks, 10015 W. Royal Oak Road, and the second and fourth Thursday evenings at various locations.