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Norfolk Rotary Charities, the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Norfolk, has granted 21 grants to local non-profit organizations totaling $36,295 Grants are provided by the generosity of Rotary Club members who support the club endowment and also contribute weekly to the club’s “congratulations and fines.”  The grant recipients are:
  • ACCESS College Foundation: Early College Awareness program supplies for at-risk middle schoolers
  • An Achievable Dream, Inc.: Flexible seating to enhance learning environment for at-risk Seatack Elementary School students
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy: Partial funding for equipment to help learning-disabled children
  • Dream Center of Hampton Roads: Underclothes, toiletries for homeless persons
  • Edmarc, Inc., dba/Edmarc Hospice for Children: Pediatric palliative care, grief/bereavement  services for family members 
  • Eggleston: Four (more) 8-ft benches (with Rotary logo) for program participants awaiting transportation
  • Girls on the Run®: Curriculum materials and supplies to allow 80 at-risk  girls to attend summer camp program
  • The Governor's School for the Arts Foundation: Camera, photographic printing/projection equipment supporting arts education
  • Lee's Friends: New toys for CHKD pediatric oncology unit
  • Mosaic Steel Orchestra: Additional instruments to expand program to more low-income youth
  • Mother Seton House: Computer hardware for mentor training program
  • Naro Expanded Video Archival Library: DVD/Blu-ray player, speakers,screen, cables for educational outreach 
  • Ocean View Little League Challenger Baseball: New bats, helmets that meet safety requirements; adaptive batting tee for wheelchair players
  • Park Place School: Middle school textbooks and supplies
  • Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center: 3 iPads & 3 iPods for motor skills development/memory stimulation for dementia patients
  • Project Light:  Computer hardware, software, manuals and curriculum materials for new program to help young/at-risk mothers teach their children how to read 
  • Salvation Army, Hampton Roads Command:  Replace broken burners on stovetop in Norfolk emergency men's shelter soup kitchen
  • Tidewater Arts Outreach: Replacement computer system
  • Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation: Canine and Feline skeleton models for new Veterinary Technology associate degree program starting this fall at the Virginia Beach campus
  • TWP—The Youth Movement [Teens With a Purpose]: Computer hardware, software for tutoring students; industrial blender, serving counter and stools for Teen Cafe