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Eagan Rotary Club Gives $30,000 to 27 Community Organizations

Some of the organizations receiving grants include, the Eagan High School based Eagan FIRST Tech Challenge program, Cheerful Givers and the Eagan Art Festival.

Representatives from most of the organizations that received a 2013 community grant from the Eagan Rotary Club.
Representatives from most of the organizations that received a 2013 community grant from the Eagan Rotary Club.
The Eagan Rotary Club selected 27 organizations to receive its 2013 Community Grants. Representatives from most of those organizations accepted their grant rewards at a lunch and presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Some of the organizations that received grants include:

Caponi Art Park: Provide funds to support 2014 series of free performances at the Theater in the Woods and Family Fun Tuesdays

DARTS: DARTS is requesting support for the creation of a DARTS Ambassadors Program to educate Dakota County residents about DARTS services available to older adults and their caregivers

Eagan Beyond the Yellow Ribbon: Support MN National Guard members in need including lawn, home, and car repair for spouses and guard members

Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers: Our exciting new venture for which we are requesting funding is The Mobile Lunch Box, a new (2014) summer meal program for children in Eagan

Kids 'n Kinship: Funding for general operations including direct client services to include: curriculum development, childcare programming, and emergency assistance and capacity building to increase mentor and volunteer recruitment, which is crucial to our work as a volunteer driven organization

To see the full list of organizations and their projects, see the PDF above.

The motto of the Rotary Club is "service above yourself," said Quinn Hutson, the Eagan club's community service director. "It's not networking. It's not business. It's people wanting to service the community." 

The organizations chosen to receive awards may not all be based in Eagan, but they serve residents in the city, which is part of the Eagan Rotary Club's mission to help make Eagan a better place, explained Hutson and Public Relations Committee Chairman Mark McCauley.

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