Carmel Rotary Shares the Aid (Aired February 15 and 16, 2020)

Rotarians Marjorie Keith and Jessica Vanacoro of the Carmel (NY) Rotary Club visit
RadioRotary to describe and promote the way their club has found to induce the community to donate to the many worthy local nonprofit organizations. Instead of having a fundraiser for donations to the club and then distributing the money as requests for help come in, the Carmel Club along with the Carmel High School Interact has an event that raises money directly for the participating nonprofits. The club handles all the preparations for the event, which is their annual Basketball Challenge, and also collects the donations, doing whatever paperwork or arithmetic required. At the end, the club gives 90% of the money to the participating nonprofits, while retaining the rest for their own projects and donations. This is the 13 th year that Carmel Rotary has been running the Basketball Challenge—in 2019 the total amount collected was $60,000 for 65 nonprofit organizations, and they expect to do even better today. Although the Challenge is to see how many baskets you can make in 2 minutes, the game is adjusted to handle children as young as 3, persons with handicaps, and the aged, so everyone has a chance to make money for their favorite cause.

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Carmel High School Interact:
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February 20, 2020 · Posted in Events, Rotary Club Projects