Local Scene: Rotary Club distributes grants, mattress disposal event scheduled

The Rotary Club of Gilroy distributes grants in excess of $ 40,000

On March 2, 2021, the Rotary Club of Gilroy distributed $ 44,332 to local nonprofits and schools during its annual fundraising program.

Since 1991, this annual program has provided $ 942,100 in financial assistance to a variety of local needs, with an emphasis on education, youth, seniors and local impact.

“This year, the support for many of our recipients has been especially important,” said Kathleen Rose, president of the Gilroy Rotary Club. “As an organization, we pride ourselves on being part of the solution to support the needs of the people in our community.”

Examples of support the Rotary Club of Gilroy has provided include funds for the New Hope Community Church to buy winter survival kits for the homeless, the Gavilan College Educational Foundation in support of the Student Emergency Fund, and Community Solutions with which 10 computer tablets can be bought for children in shelters.

In addition to the charity program, the Rotary Club of Gilroy also provides scholarships to local youth and conducts outreach work based on the immediate needs of the community. Recent and upcoming drives include a jacket drive, a gift card drive, and a drive for socks and underwear.

Mattress disposal event for April 3rd

The City of Gilroy and the Mattress Recycling Council are holding a free mattress disposal event on April 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at City Hall, 7351 Rosanna St.

Residents can bring mattresses, box spring beds and futons for recycling free of charge. No proof of residence is required and there will be a crew on site to assist you.

This event is for mattresses only. To recycle or dispose of other bulky items, contact the San Martin Transfer Station at 14070 Llagas Ave.

Please visit byebyemattress.com for more information.

Gilroy residents earn degrees

Two Gilroy residents graduated from Western Governors University.

Noella Asana-Nfon received a Masters in Nursing Education and Rebecca Shi graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing.

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