Rotary Club of Reston is soliciting donations ahead of its event to make thousands of meals for families in need.
The Reston Rotary Foundation, the fundraising and grants-making part of the Reston Rotary Club, students from South Lakes High Scool plan to pack 10,000 meals on Saturday (Jan. 11) that will get distributed in schools in poverty-stricken areas across the globe, according to a press release.
The service event through Anython will be done in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization.
People can donate $1, $2, $5 or more to support the event.
“Initial donations made will support the efforts of the Reston Rotary Foundation’s kick-off event, and when the $10,000 goal has been met to fund the Rise Against Hunger program, additional funds will be used be support the Foundation’s ongoing community efforts,” the press release said.
The community efforts include:
- Aldrin Elementary’s Band of Brothers program
- scholarships for South Lakes High School students
- support for Reston Community Orchestra’s youth programming
- Operation Warm
Volunteers are also needed for the January event.
Photo via Rotary Club of Reston/Facebook
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