Alexandria, VA – The Rotary Club of Alexandria made grants totaling $65,000 to 41 nonprofit organizations that advance literacy for children and adults in Alexandria.
The grants seek to improve the lives of children, youth, seniors, and those with special needs in the Alexandria community. These grants, which are typically made at the Rotary Club of Alexandria’s annual Contributions Day Luncheon in mid-June, were released early to get the funds in the hands of those who need them most. The Contributions Day Luncheon will be rescheduled for a later date.
Additionally, in late March, the club made a $10,000 gift to the ACT NOW COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND to make emergency funds available to organizations on the front lines. Alexandrian’s already on the financial edge have been pushed into crisis. The demand for emergency health services, food, rent, utility, and childcare assistance as well as mental health services has increased. For this reason, The Rotary Club of Alexandria completed the $10,000 grant to the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund earlier as the crisis began to evolve.
Rotary Club of Alexandria President, Sharon Meisel reflected, “This year, we all face additional challenges as we navigate the uncertainties created by COVID-19. Given the critical needs of those served by the grantee organization, the Club’s Board of Directors believed it was important to release the funds now. Our Rotary members are committed to working together with the community to help our Alexandria neighbors in these unusual and stressful times.”
The Rotary Club of Alexandria, chartered in 1928, has over 100 members who meet every Tuesday at Belle Haven Country Club and live their motto of “service above self” across our Alexandria community and around the world.