Through its matching grants program, The Rotary Foundation provides matching funds that allow the club to execute service projects that fill a need in our local community.
This past year, the club worked with Chair the Love, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on providing equipment and services to people with mobility issues to help them regain their independance.
In 2021, the club sponsored an Honor Flight for a veteran to travel to Washington DC to partake in a day of honor at our nation’s memorials. Over the last four years, the club worked toward a long-term goal of funding a pavilion outside of the Clover School District Community YMCA that would be used jointly by Crowder’s Creek Elementary School. and the YMCA. The ultimate timing of the project is dependant upon the approval of the YMCA’s Master Site Plan by the school distrcit.
As the initial phase of the project, the Club purchased and assembled heavy duty picnic tables for use at the YMCA that will ultimately be relocated to the pavilion.
Prior years grants have gone to help fund our Josh the Baby Otter literacy & water safety program, the initial cost of setting up our Little Free Library program, expansion of our Spirit of Service Scholarships, reading recovery programs at Crowder’s Creek Elementary school, an outdoor science garden at Bethel Elementary School and a major renovation at the Clover Area Assistance Center to convert it to a Full-Choice Pantry.