PATTERSON, N.Y.-- The Rotary Club of Patterson recently presented 19 charities, local organizations, and a scholarship recipient with donations totaling nearly $15,000.
The donations were presented at a ceremony at the Patterson Recreation Center.
“It’s such an honor to support scholarships and summer youth programs, children and women's advocacy groups, local charities, veterans causes, food pantries, and so many other truly important and worthy causes," said President Anthony Mole.
The Matthew Patterson Elementary School and George Fisher Middle School in Patterson each received a donation to send four underprivileged children from each school to Camp Herrlich this summer. Camp Herrlich also received funds to match the difference for the school children as well as foster kids.
Amanda Rozell, the recipient of a college scholarship, will be attending nursing school.
The Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society's Camp Sundown also received a donation from the rotary. Caren Mahar started the camp to help children and their families who are living with this life altering condition.
“Coming together to help our community is so important to us. As we say in rotary, ‘Do Good and Have Fun’,” said Molé. “It’s very rewarding for our members to come together to help worthwhile organizations, including those here in the room today. They make our community a better place for all of us.”