Kenmore Rotary Foundation awards $27,000 in grants

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The Kenmore Rotary Foundation is pleased to announce $27,000 in grants awarded to six local organizations. The following grants were recently awarded: 

Salvation Army: $5,000 to purchase a Smartboard for its Employment Service Program.

Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Unit (James F. Ryan Foundation): $4,500 to purchase 10 ballistic vests (Charities Inc. will donate another $3,970). 

Kevin Guest House: $7,500 to purchase and install cameras and other related equipment to enhance their security systems.

Greater Niagara Frontier Council, BSA: $2,500 to acquire handheld amateur radios and other equipment.

Let Kids Be Kids: $2,500 to purchase bicycles for their volunteers on behalf of Rubatano Home Base Care, Mozambique (this is in conjunction with the Brantford Rotary Club).

Boy’s & Girls Club of Buffalo: $5,000 to purchase furniture and carpeting to improve their multipurpose program space to enhance their programming to reach more youth.

Formed in 1924, the Rotary Club of Kenmore is one of the older and larger clubs within Rotary District 7090. Locally, the club, together with the Kenmore Rotary Foundation, has generously supported organizations such as Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Paramedics, Kenmore Meals on Wheels and many other organizations that serve the WNY community. They also provide scholarships and awards to middle and high school students in Kenmore and Tonawanda and sponsor a club at Kenmore West that also performs community service. 

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