Saturday, December 31, 2016

Lights Of Kindness Results

The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County Lights of Kindness event, held at Homestead Gardens, Dec. 1 to 4, raised $10,974 for the Rotary Club and for the 12 participating charities named by sponsoring businesses. The top three charities' decorated trees, based on public voting, received special recognition. Funds will be used for these organizations' charitable programs.
The top three vote-getters were the trees decorated by the Grants 4 Teachers program (first place - $1,093), by the Helping Hands from a Grateful Nation (second place - $725), and by St. Andrew's Food Pantry for the Hungry of South County (third place - $707).

In the case of Rotary Club, proceeds will benefit a food program that provides nourishing weekend food supplies to more than 150 needy children in Southern Anne Arundel County during the school year. Food has been purchased, sorted, packed and distributed, with the cooperation of elementary schools Edgewater, Lothian, Shady Side and Traceys, by a crew of volunteers and Rotary Club members. The program fills a gap for children who benefit from nutritious meals at the schools on weekdays during the school year but need help with weekend meals.

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