You may know that Rotary District 5170 runs a PolioPlus fundraising program which entails selling Mother’s Day cards with a PolioPlus theme. PolioPlus of course is the program that Rotary International started and has remained an integral part of since 1985 to eradicate polio worldwide. The cards sell for $10.00 and the program last year brought in $20, 580. Not a bad way to commemorate mothers worldwide with the message of the eradication of polio is “THIS CLOSE!!”
The image above is the front of this year’s card. You do not have to be in Rotary to buy a Mother’s Day card and in effect donate to the cause of eradicating polio worldwide. Think how wonderful the women that receive the card will feel. Someone donated $10.00, enough to vaccinate 16 kids for life against polio, in their name. How awesome!!!!
Cards can be sold in Rotary clubs, churches, social and ciivic groups, schools, and on and on. The cards can be given to your Mother, daughter-inlaw, grandmother, senior citizens living in health care facilities, or to stuednts who in turn give them to their mothers. Money donated in this way triples because of a challenge grant from the Gates Foundation. For every dollar donated to The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus funds, the Gates Foundation will add $2 additional.
Please get in touch with me and I will you step you through the card purchase/donation process.