Rotary Club of Oak Harbor is seeking applications for its sixth annual Community Service Grants Program.
Rotary initiated its Community Service Grants in 2013 to promote the quality of life in Oak Harbor and North Whidbey Island and is focused on supporting organizations that help people in need.
In the prior five years, the club awarded more than $25,000 and over 20 grants. Recipients include Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Spin Café, Impaired Driving Impact Panel, Garage of Blessings, Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity.
Emailed grant applications are due by Tuesday, March 6. Details can be found at http://ohrotary.org/SitePage/community-service-grants
The club anticipates awarding grants in the range of $500-$1,000.
In the past, Rotary has spearheaded the drive to build the high school football stadium, donated the swimming lagoon at Windjammer Park and awarded over $250,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors at Oak Harbor High School.
The club also initiated the Elementary School Backpack Program which helps to ensure kids have nutritious snacks for the weekends when school lunch programs are not available and frequently volunteers to serve meals at the Spin Café and performs night-host duties at the Haven Shelter.