Galena Rotary Pledges $65,000

The Rotary Club of Galena has pledged to raise $65,000 to present to the Galena ARC.  The funds will be designated for the expansion of their infant childcare facilities.  The contribution details are:
  • $25,000.00 to sponsor a wing in their new facility
  • $10,000.00 for furniture and supplies
  • $30,000.00, 1 to 1 matching grant for individual donations*
The Galena ARC has been a critical part of growing up in Galena for generations, and now it needs to grow to meet the needs of a new generation.  Galena needs young families to survive, and young families need affordable daycare. 
The Rotary Club of Galena has taken notice, and is compelled to act.  Our traditional focus of youth and education fits nicely with the ARC's mission, and their past achievements inspire us to believe they will continue to be a vital part of our community, with the support of Rotary and others.

The fundraising kicks off with this year's "Rotary Roars for Youth" auction.  For tickets and donation forms, go to

* matching grant is for donations from individuals, not organizations, government agencies or businesses. The purpose is to encourage citizens to donate the ARC.