The Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha has raised $18,622 through its annual Christmas auction.
The online auction was held from November 23 to December 6, with local businesses donating 201 items for the auction.
Club president Dan Grady expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the business community for their generosity, despite the pandemic and its impact on business.
Spring 2021 will mark the 100th anniversary of Rotary in the Peterborough area, and the funds raised from the auction will support the club’s 2021 Centennial Project — a construction project at the YES Shelter for Youth & Families in Peterborough.
In addition to its 2021 commitment to YES Shelter for Youth & Families, recent Kawartha Rotary contributions to the community include:
- an emergency grant to Community Care in Apsley to support the food bank given the recent fire that destroyed the village’s only grocery store.
- a contribution to the lighting project in Peterborough’s East City for the Rotary Trail.
- a contribution to the new building fund for the Peterborough Humane Society.
- a contribution to the musical instruments playground at the Peterborough Zoo.
- an annual sock drive that contributed over 500 pair of socks, mittens, scarves and touques to YES Shelter for Youth & Families.
- participation in the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign and donating books for children for Christmas through the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper Program.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha, visit portal.clubrunner.ca/220.