for immediate release
Contact: Chanele Williams, +1 847-866-3466, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evanston, Ill. (11 Sept. 2015) — Evanston-based Rotary International will help support the Evanston Day of Caring with a full week dedicated to doing good in the community. This advance initiative – beginning Monday, Sept. 14 – has been dubbed, Rotary Week of Caring in recognition of the city-wide event on 19 September.
More than 100 Rotary employees will contribute over 200 collective hours of community service, performing a myriad of activities from packaging medical supplies to be sent to developing countries, to beautifying local playgrounds in Evanston and the Chicagoland area. Rotary staff will volunteer at the following locations:
- Edible Evanston – Eggleston Park, Evanston, IL
- Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse – 2101 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
- Family Focus – 2010 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL
- Foster Reading Center - 2010 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL
- Greater Chicago Food Depository – 4100 West Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL
- Marjorie Kovler Center – 1331 Albion Avenue, Chicago, IL
- PEER Services – 906 Davis Street, Evanston, IL
- Project C.U.R. E. – 1200 North 25th Avenue, Melrose Park, IL
- The Talking Farm – 3701 West Howard Street, Skokie, IL
- YWCA – 1215 church Street, Evanston, IL
Rotary – a 110 year-old international humanitarian service organization – was established in Chicago and moved its headquarters to Evanston in 1954. It has been at its current location, 1560 Sherman Avenue, since 1987. Members of Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and regions passionately give their time and energy to carry out impactful and sustainable projects in the areas of peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.
Rotary's primary goal is the eradication of polio, an infectious but vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Since Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative launched the effort more than 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to less than 400 confirmed in 2014. To date, Rotary has contributed more than $1.4 billion and countless volunteer hours to fight polio.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit rotary.org and endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio. Video and still images will be available on the NewsMarket.