We are halfway to $100,000 and we need your support  

Maternal and Child Health Endowment Initiative

 

About Us

For years, the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset has supported maternal and child health programs in our local and global community. This year, we want to set up a $100,000 endowment fund specifically for maternal and child health causes. We are halfway there, and this holiday season we hope to have your support. 
 

Some of the causes we support:

The Refilwe Project

For over 15 years, the Rotarians of Richmond Sunset Rotary Club and Rotary International have provided financial and hands-on volunteer support to the people in need living in and around the informal communities of the Lanseria area of Johannesburg, South Africa.  Funds raised by Rotarians have been instrumental in providing for educational, developmental, nutritional, health and shelter needs of the underserved communities in the area.  Rotarians, Interactors and youth volunteers have traveled from Richmond, BC to Lanseria to help deliver the humanitarian support, build goodwill and make a real difference in the lives of young families facing challenging economic and social circumstances. While directly helping South Africans in need, this multi year project has also been an excellent leadership development experience for those Canadian youth who participated, enabling and equipping them in terms of their higher education and career progression.

John Yap, Rotarian

Free Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries 

As a photographer I have gotten the unique opportunity to document the work of Rotary, and I can undoubtedly say that seeing the impact of Rotary is inspiring. In 2015, I photographed a medical mission to Guiyang, China to provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries to local children in the area. After every surgery, I saw the immense happiness on the faces of the parents, as they knew their child’s lives would never be the same. Locally, I photographed the donations of medical equipment to our own Richmond General hospital, and saw how medical professionals would be able to provide the highest standard of care to our local population. Few organizations impact positive change as powerfully and sustainably as Rotary, and I hope we are able to continue this work into the future.

Kyle Gomes, Rotarian

Ending Polio Worldwide

When Rotary started the campaign to eradicate polio there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Today, we have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, nearly 19.4 million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died. The infrastructure we helped build to end polio is also being used to treat and prevent other diseases including COVID-19 and create lasting impact in other areas of public health.

Chris Offer, Rotarian

Please consider making a donation today. Your support will change a life forever. 

 
Send a cheque to: 
Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset

250-8833 Odlin Crescent, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z7, Canada

 

 
Send and E-Transfer to:
donations@richmondsunsetrotary.org