Bruce and Priscilla welcomed recipients of 2010 MBR Foundation Grants. Five organizations received funds.
Rotarian Carol Dombroski accepted a check for $350 that goes to the non-profit Second Wind to help pay for to transport the books we pack to Houston TX.

Vickie Eiden of the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society accepted a grant of $300. She informed us that the organization's mission is advocacy, awareness, outreach and supportÃÆ'¢â‚¬"to the community and to those with Down Syndrome and their families. Our gift will give a client a chance to attend a week-long bike clinic. It's a confidence and skill builder.

Cindy Crane accepted a grant of $300 for GSA for Safe Schools; GSA stands for Gay Straight Alliance. Efforts are focused on reducing bullying of middle and high schoolers . It's still hard for LGBTs kids (gay lesbian, bi and transsexual) to escape harassment at school.

Karen Rayshel of the Lussier Family West Branch YMCA thanked the club for a grant of $300 to assist with its Fill the Gap program. This helps low income students do better in school with mentoring and gain confidence to resist gang culture. She encouraged all club members to give two hours a week to mentoring.

Professor Emily Auerbach , Director of the Odyssey Project, will use the MBR grant of $450 to buy text books for a low income, adult student who will undertake a college-level class.

MBR asks that all individuals who are selected for services learn that the aid came from Madison Breakfast Rotary.