Rotary Robin Hood Program

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- - The Grand Junction Rotary Club held a presentation Wednesday to announce who would be the lucky recipients of checks from their Robin Hood program.

For the last 10 years the club has been taking money from the "privileged" (Rotarian members) and giving it to local non-profit organizations, in an effort to help them carry out their endeavors. 

Over $10,000 was donated to 6 local non-profits in our local community because of the Robin Hood program, and the Rotary donates over $60,000 a year locally.

Rotary members says that a committee chooses which non-profits receive the funding, and they choose organizations based on who they feel will really benefit from some extra money.

"The Robin Hood committee is really designed to focus locally on organizations and initiatives that would benefit people in Mesa County and I think we're doing a nice job with that" said Rotarian Michael McCormick

The Music Spark organization was one of Wednesdays recipients and representative, Gisela Flanigan, said "This is a brand new organization, a non-profit, so to be able to have the back-up from the rotary club, it means a lot to us"

Flanigan also said that this money will purchase instruments for the children who are apart of "Music Spark."

The organizations that received checks from the Robin Hood committee were: Music Sparks, Western Slope Suicide Prevention, CASA, Operation Revamp, Diabetes Counts, and The Watch D.O.G. Dads.

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