From the Rotary Club of Bracebridge:
On January 1, 2022, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge launched a new fundraising campaign and format. For the first time, we have taken our fundraising efforts online. This is to ensure the safety of our community during the pandemic, make it easy for supporters to purchase their tickets and hopefully increase our reach.
“Over the pandemic it has been difficult to raise funds as we normally do. Fundraising is one of the fundamental parts of our club and allows us to do the work that we do in our community. Without fundraising, it slows down our ability to provide much needed programs which support all different kinds of people in our community. Now more than ever, we know our community needs the support and we need the support of people who are able to purchase tickets and help our fundraising efforts”, says John Mullen, President of the Bracebridge Rotary Club.
According to Kelly Miles, President Elect and Director of Administration, “our Club has been hard at work providing services to our community during this pandemic. These initiative include: Home cooked frozen meals to the Manna Food bank for our community members who are struggling, providing hand sanitizer to the businesses in Bracebridge, providing support to families who are having trouble making ends meet through our Rotary Cares program, donating toys to the Salvation Army to ensure kids will have something under the tree, packing gift boxes for our fellow community members who will be alone at Christmas to let them know we are thinking about them, to Water First Internship Program that addresses Indigenous communities’ water challenges through education, training and collaboration – to name just a few.”
Some other projects and offerings the Rotary Club of Bracebridge provides in our community are:
● Rotary Centre for Youth – We maintain and offer space to groups like Brownies / Girl Guides and Scouting groups ● Maintain and offer a calm and outdoors space through Rotary Centennial Gardens where community members, visitors to our community and residence of The Pines can go and enjoy
● Ongoing donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital
● Community Restaurant Support Initiative during Covid – Take Out To Help Out – A partnership with the Town of Bracebridge and Muskoka Brewery
● Free grocery delivery program during the Pandemic for people who are unable to leave their houses
Tickets for the draw are 3 for $10, 10 for $20 and 50 for $50. There are 3 draws, the first is underway and will end on January 31st at 5:00pm, a new draw will start on February 1st and end on Feb 28th at 5:00pm and the third and final draw will start on March 1st and end on March 31st at 5:00 pm.
The jackpot is currently at $5600 (winner takes half) and climbing so we encourage you to get your tickets today at https://bracebridgerotary.bump5050.com/
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