The Henrico North Rotary Foundation:
This 501 (C) 3 foundation has been established to provide funds for a variety of charitable projects. Gifts are tax deductible.
The ALS Walk:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig's disease or simply ALS) is a progressive disease that as yet has no cure. The club supports the ALS walk by cooking thousands of hot dogs each year for the many volunteers that walk in the annual ALS walk for the cure. We do this in memory of one of our members Edwin Bell who lost his battle with this terrible disease.
Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army:
The Henrico North Rotary Club each year "rings the bell" for the Salavation Army Christmas Red Kettle fund at the Walmart on Forrest Avenue at Glenside Drive. We have been awarded the "highest fundraiser" award for this event for several years.
Service Above Self Essay Contest:
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School
Henrico North Rotary recently provided a Welcome Back luncheon to faculty and staff of Wilder Middle School. Each of the 115 staff members were treated to a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, chips, and drink on their first day back to classrooms. Their responses included “What a nice surprise from the Rotary Club”; “They make us feel loved and supported”; “Staff spirits were raised on our first day back in the building”; and “They (The Henrico North Rotary Club) are the Bomb."
Wilder Middle School and Henrico North Rotary have an established relationship spanning several years. Club members have been a welcoming committee to students on the first day of school, chaperoned field trips, donated to the school’s clothing and food pantry, and provided Thanksgiving holiday meal kits. The club has also sponsored an annual essay contest, with students focusing their essay on interpreting the Four Way Test or sharing their views on being a community servant and leader.
Henrico North members recognize the enormous stress and pressure the pandemic has placed on education professionals. It was wonderful providing such dedicated, caring individuals with this small recognition and token of our deep appreciation.