New 50/50 Partner – Rossmoor Rotary Foundation

Our newest 50/50 partner is the Rossmoor Rotary Foundation. The Rossmoor Rotary Foundation, a publicly supported organization, was founded in 1984 by the Rotary Club of Rossmoor, and operates exclusively for charitable purposes.

Most of the Rossmoor Rotary Foundation’s service projects are done in partnership with other community organizations. For International projects they frequently receive matching funds from Rotary International thereby greatly enhancing the impact of contributions.

Projects and Grants worth over $70,000 were funded during 2015-16. For a complete list of organizations and projects supported, visit their Services Projects page.

The Rossmoor Rotary Club meets for lunch every Wednesday at Noon at:

Rossmoor Hillside Clubhouse
3400 Lower Golden Rain Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94595

No Host Refreshments at 11:30 a.m.
• Lunch at Noon •
Program Ends at 1:30 p.m.

Meetings include guest speakers and a lot of interpersonal fun and jousting among its members.

Membership in the Rossmoor Rotary Club is by invitation. If you are interested in learning more, please ask a current member, or visit the Joining Our Club page.

Our partner: First Presbyterian Church of Concord

children-rebecca1We are proud to be partners with the First Presbyterian Church of Concord, who has given so much to our community and continues to look for new ways and new means to help our community and beyond.  The First Presbyterian Church Concord is located in downtown Concord near Todos Santos Plaza.

FPCC was the first Protestant church in Concord, founded on October 14, 1882. The years have seen many changes to both Concord and FPCC. During this time FPCC has met in 5 different buildings, and while other churches have moved further out and new churches have been founded in the community, FPCC has remained one of the few downtown churches in Concord.

FPCC helps provide support to the following organizations in order to reach out to our community:

> Young Life – An international Christian youth organization whose primary focus is to reach out to young people who are not part of a local church. Young Life in the Diablo Valley has Young Life Clubs at several high schools and middle schools, but our primary focus is in Concord.

> Contra Costa Interfaith Council – The Interfaith Council provides Chaplains at the various youth detention facilities in Contra Costa County. We contribute towards this valuable service.

> Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana in Oakland / Premere Iglesia Concord Ministry – This small, but growing Spanish-speaking congregation in Oakland is reaching out to it’s neighbors. We are pleased with the opportunity to share with them.

> Bay Area Rescue Mission – This rescue mission has been in operation for many years in the Richmond area and now their outreach encompasses much of the Bay Area under the leadership of Directors John and Debra Anderson. They provide many services, like providing a hot meal for the homeless and poor, providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation for men, and transitional housing for families and women with children. They reach out to their community in a variety of ways and have recently developed an extensive ministry with children who live in the area.

There are many other missions FPCC is involved, as you can read here. Their continuous work of doing charity without expecting anything in return is what makes us so proud to be their partner. Join us!

Polio: we’re almost there, but not yet.

Screenshot 2016-05-30 at 13.25.12They say the last 100 yards are the hardest and they are right. Polio has been eradicated for several years in almost all the countries in the word, but there are still a few more battles to win before we can call it a complete victory.

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.

In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $9 billion to the effort.

Today, there are only two countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Less than 370 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2014, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.

Rotary has a growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in its “This Close” public awareness campaign, including Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, action movie star Jackie Chan and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan. These ambassadors help educate the public about polio through public service announcements, social media and public appearances.

Join us! Let’s end polio today!

Antioch Rotary Club 50/50 Partner

We’re pleased to welcome Antioch Rotary Club – New 50/50 Clunkers4Charity Partner to the Clunkers4Charity family! The Antioch Rotary Club joins 19 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page. Read more about all of the Clunkers4Charity partners.

Meeting location is Lone Tree Golf Course, 4800 Golf Course Rd., Antioch CA 94531. The club meets Thursdays at 12:15pm.

Newest 50/50 Partner – Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley

New Clunkers Partner - Rotary E-Club of Greater San Fernando Vallley

photo courtesy of www.metro.net

We’re pleased to welcome Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley to the Clunkers4Charity family! The Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley joins 18 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page. Read more about this and all of the Clunkers4Charity partners.

 

Diablo View Rotary New 50/50 Partner

We’re happy to welcome Diablo View Rotary to the Clunkers4Charity family!

The Diablo View Rotary Club joins 17 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

While most rotary clubs attentions are focused internationally, Diablo Valley Rotary club is dedicated to helping the local community. They organize outings within the community to clean beaches, sort food at local food banks, serve meals to those in need, package reading materials for local tutors to use in the area’s schools, and anything else that their members can do to make the community better.

Contact them using the Diablo View Rotary Club contact form.

Meeting Time & Location Information
Tuesdays at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Buon Vino
1545 Locust St
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 map it

Clunkers4Charity generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.

Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary New 50/50 Partner

We’re pleased to welcome the Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary to the Clunkers4Charity family.
The Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary joins 17 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary are a group of business professionals, government leaders and humanitarians who meet each week on Tuesday mornings at Scott’s in Walnut Creek to enjoy informative and interesting programs, camaraderie, networking opportunities and a chance to serve larger causes by working together.

Contact them using the Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary online contact form.

Meeting Time & Location Information
Tuesday at 7:00 AM
Scott’s Seafood Bar & Grill
1333 N. California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  map it
Moving to Wednesday effective June 3

Clunkers4Charity generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.

South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation 50/50 Partner

Dollarphotoclub_42711096We’re pleased to welcome the South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation (SABH) to the Clunkers4Charity family.
The South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation joins 16 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

SABH was founded by Dr. Harmesh Kumar, who is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Bay Area. For the last 28 years,  the SABH Foundation is helping our seniors (Physical and Mental health) and people with disabilities (Developmental, Physical and Mental disabilities) by providing mental health and residential care facilities in the Central Valley area at several locations.  

South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation (SABH)

2249 Pacheco Street
Concord, CA 94520
PHONE: (415) 504-3471
FAX: 925-887-6791

For more information and ways you can assist in their work, call the number listed above.

Clunkers4Charity generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.

Rotary Club of Benicia Foundation – Newest 50/50 Partner

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We’re pleased to welcome the Rotary Club of Benicia Foundation to the Clunkers4Charity family. The Rotary Club of Benicia Foundation joins 15 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

The Rotary Club of Benicia was chartered on December 9, 1966.

Below is a partial list of the many community and international projects the Rotary Club of Benicia has been, and continues to be involved in. For a complete list go to the following page on their website.

  • Annual street cleanup
  • Benches on First Street
  • City of Benicia 9th Street Park
  • Dictionaries for all third graders each year
  • Flag holders and flags for First Street
  • Garbage truck for Tula, Mexico

The Rotary Club of Benicia meets every Tuesday at 12:15pm at the Benicia Yacht Club, 400 East Second Street, Benicia, CA 94510. For more information, visit their website, send an email to BeniciaRotary@OneBox.com or call 707-743-0143.

Clunkers4Charity generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.

Alamo CA Rotary Club – Newest 50/50 Partner

partnershipWe’re pleased to welcome the following 501 c3 non-profit organization to the Clunkers4Charity family: Rotary Club of Alamo, CAThe Rotary Club of Alamo joins fourteen (14) other partners that were added earlier as partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

To designate a charity to receive a portion of funds donated, on the Donation page where it says, Optional: Select A Recipient School or Charity, click on the pull-down menu icon to view all the organizations. Find the organization and click on it. Then fill out the remainder of the form and click “Send Information”. It’s that easy! Have another question? Go to our full list of Frequently Asked Questions.
The Rotary Club of Alamo is known as “The Can Do” Club.  Proceeds from the Clunkers4Charity program will help the Club continue its many community service and international projects.  The Club:
  1. Supports the music programs in six local schools;
  2. Sponsors two RotaCare Free Medical Clinics in Pittsburg and Richmond that provide volunteer quality health care to uninsured and underserved adults with acute or chronic medical conditions;
  3. Provides books to local school libraries and dictionaries to third-grade students in two local elementary schools;
  4. Undertook a major project to beautify the I-680/Stone Valley interchange in Alamo and sponsors the yearly Easter Egg Hunt that is enjoyed by hundreds of local children;
  5. Supports Meals On Wheels and the East Bay Stand Down project to help our underserved Veterans.
Internationally, The Rotary Club of Alamo has achieved close to $500,000 in Rotary International Foundation Grants for education and literacy  projects in the Pondicherry region of India benefiting some 44,000 school aged children.
The Rotary Club of Alamo was founded on May 7, 1971 and has 45 members.  The Club meets on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Road, Alamo.
Wish to make a donation for local and international projects? Checks should be sent to The Foundation of the Rotary Club of Alamo, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.  Our federal tax identification number (EIN) is 77-0600752.  The address is the same as the Club P.O. Box.
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