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Sparks Rotary Community Fund

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Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Sparks rotary community fund will consist of donations from rotary members, local individuals, community organizations and businesses. The donations will be invested for the express purpose of generating income to supply local schools, classes one through twelve, with items that will promote education. Examples of items are dictionaries, library books and other miscellaneous supplies. Dictionaries are currently supplied to all third graders in washoe county annually. Additional funding made possible by being a 501(c)(3) will allow this program to be extended to other areas within northern nevada.

Programs: Funds were provided to the maison t. Ortiz youth outdoor skills camp which is dedicated to providing a unique outdoor experience and teaching valuable outdoor skills to urban and rural children of northern nevada. At the camp, children ages 11 to 16 will be accompanied by mentors and expert volunteers as they participate in various activities including outdoor safety and hunter education, shooting, archery, map reading, fishing, basic survival, first aid, laser safe shot and fly tying instruction. All activity supplies as well as food, drinks and housing are provided to participants at no charge.

rotary youth leadership award program was provided funds for high school students to attend the rotary leadership program.

washoe county middle schools were provided funds for their leadership programs for middle school students.

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