After spending most of the spring and summer waiting to determine whether it was even feasible to hold a Santa Run this year, Betsy Kmiecik, Santa Run chair and the RSR Committee decided to go ahead with a virtual run.  Even though it has been a hard year, many Rotarians stepped up to sponsor and volunteer.  By the time it was over we had over 400 virtual runners!

Rotarians are
People of Action

October 2020-  We announced our 20/21 Community Grant Recipients.  Over $10,000 in community grants were awarded to organizations serving local residents.  Some of the grant funds  will be used to enhance virtual learning, provide CPR mannequins, purchase medical ID bracelets for vulnerable residents, provide adaptive musical and theater experiences for students with disabilities and underwrite educational programming for senior citizens.  Here is the list of 20/21 Community Grant recipients:
Arlington Cares *  Arlington Heights Historical Museum * Clearbrook * Cross and Crown Lutheran Church * District 214 Education Foundation * Hunger Resource Network * Journeys The Road Home * Lutheran Home * NSSEO Foundation * Special Gifts Theater
September 14, 2020
Stocking up the Wheeling Food Pantry with eggs and cheese.
July 21, 2020-  During the month of June, the Wheeling  Towhship Food Pantry had a record number of 568 visits feeding 1,575 people.  A shout-out  to Kari Koebernick, who with help from  Rotarians Chuck Frankiewicz, Betsy Kmiecik, and Linda Borton, coordinated a shopping trip to buy and deliver non-perishable items from the Food Pantry's wish list.  
June 19, 2020-  Rotarian Ron Crawford and John Amling have refurbished and donated over 1000 bicycles to people in need here in the Northwest suburbs and throughout the Chicagoland area.   They are pictured above with their most recent donation in Maywood.  Bikes are in such high demand right now, that many recipients are willing to make donations for them which John and Ron are donating to the Rotary Club's Charitable Foundation.  
May 30, 2020- Another collaborative project by Northwest Eye Physicians (also fellow Rotarians) and AH Rotary! Volunteers worked together to provide sanitation kits to Northwest Community Hospital Covid 19 patients who can’t afford to purchase before going home.    Many thanks to Drs. Chris Wood and Adam Prickett and Karen Baker for making this happen. Rotarians are joined by hospital staff to hand off the 50 buckets.
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