It’s safe to say that if Youth Challenge didn’t provide rides, most of our participants would not be able to attend YC programs. It can cost a small fortune to maintain our fleet of eight lift-equipped vans, but it’s worth it to keep everyone safe. Thanks to a generous donation from a cluster of five local Rotary Clubs, our vans will be fit for providing thousands of rides this year.
On Saturday, February 4, members from area Rotary Clubs gathered at Youth Challenge to present a check for $5,000 and to honor Founder & Executive Director, Mary Sue Tanis, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Members from the West Shore Rotary Club (Fairview Park, North Olmsted and West Park), the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River (Sunrise and Noon), the Rotary Club of Westlake-Bay Village, and the Rotary Club of North Ridgeville provided lunch, presented a short program and hung out with participants and teen volunteers from YC’s Krazy Kamp program.
YC’s vans are used to transport participants to and from activities. In 2016, YC provided over 5,500 free rides to participants. Thank you to all of the Rotary members for your support!
To read media coverage and see photos, visit:
cleveland.com and the Sun News
Rotary clubs donate $5,000 to support Youth Challenge transportation program
The Villager Newspaper
Community Champions: Local Rotary Clubs Support and Honor Youth Challenge
Thank you Rotary Clubs!