Norfolk Sunrise members have recently approved the following donations proposed by the clubs Community Services and World Community Services Committees:

1.    A donation of up to $3,500 to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation to purchase new wheelchairs

2.   In recognition of 50 years of service of Operation Eyesight ( a donation to restore 50 people's eyesight (ie $1,500) as a special additional gift this year.

3.   A donation of $1,500 to the Norfolk Pregnancy Centre for the renovation of a Rotary Meeting Room at their new Robinson Street location

4.    Advance $6,000 US to the foundation at the Rotary Club of Fountain Hills, in Arizona. 

Note: These funds will be matched by other Rotary Clubs as well as Rotary International. The funds will be used to expand the Micro Credit Program in Nogales, Mexico. To date: we have invested $178,000. We expect to raise an additional $72,000. If that happens, the micro banks will become sustainable.  This will allow $250 families to borrow up to $1,000 each loan cycle. This will bring 250 families out of poverty in Nogales Mexico

 Thanks to the Chairs and members of the 2 committees for bringing forward these opportunities to serve