Out with the Old and In with the New!
Week of October 8, 2015
This past Friday was an amazing Rotary Club Service Day!
Six Cobb Rotary Clubs awarded CCYA a collaborative Rotary grant to replace bedroom furniture in Open Gate (OG) and Life Works (LW) – new beds, mattresses, desks and dressers – as well as new flooring for the Open Gate bedrooms! Long overdue needs for CCYA youth!
The name of the $20,000 grant we won is the Kathy Myers Memorial Competitive Grant. She was a Rotarian in the North Fulton Rotary Club. This was a competitive grant among the 69 Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 6900. Chad Pendley and Charles Lassiter from the Marietta Metro Rotary (where our board member Kay Anderson is a member and past president) prepared the grant application with CCYA as the beneficiary. The six club collaborative won one of three competitive grants awarded (each worth $20,000), which were selected from among 23 submitted grant applications.
Volunteers led by Marietta Metro Rotary Club member Charles Lassiter came in the rain on Friday and worked tirelessly to take out the old furniture and bring in the new!
In addition to the $20,000 grant, the Six Rotary Clubs made financial contributions toward this project, totaling $9,000:
$2,500 Marietta Metro Rotary Club (lead club on the grant application & the project)
$2,500 North Cobb Rotary Club
$2,000 East Cobb Rotary Club
$1,000 Smyrna Rotary Club
$,1000 South Cobb Rotary Club
$1,000 Vinings Rotary Club
Thus, the $20,000 grant and the $9,000 contributed above comprised a total project budget of $29,000 and was expended by the Rotary Club to purchase flooring of the OG bedrooms as well as bedroom furniture for OG and LW (bed frames, mattresses, dressers) and desks and chairs for LW.
The Vinings Rotary Club was unable to send volunteers (due to one of its own projects that same day), but the other five Rotary Clubs each sent volunteers for Friday. We are so grateful to these Cobb Rotary Clubs for their philanthropy and volunteer service! What Great Day of Service! THANK YOU COBB ROTARY CLUBS!