At this week's meeting, President Gina shared the charities that the Board of Director's approved for this years benefactors following our Trivia Night Fundraiser. Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary is proud to disperse $15,000 to seven deserving local charities. This amount takes us to over $27,000 in donations, including our contribution to Polio Plus and student representatives at RYLA and Model UN.
Two charities, The Gurmilan Foundation and the San Diego Therapeutic Horsemanship, each received $3000. The Gurmilan Foundation provides scholarships and grants to adaptive athletes and students with disabilities.  The donation to SDTH will provide for Smokey's care as he works with military veterans and children with disabilities to build physical, cognitive and social well-being while learning equine skills.  The South Bay Sustainable Communities and San Diego Rescue Mission each received $2500. The SBSC continues to educate our community about composting and food waste while the SDRM deals with the vast problem of those experiencing poverty by helping with shelter, food, job training, clothing and more. The Living Coast Discovery Center received $2000 to continue to inspire the community to connect with and care for our coastal environment and local wildlife. The Fisher House and Chula Vista Animal Care Facility also received $1000 each to continue their good work. The Fisher House assists with families of veterans receiving medical care and the CVACF reunites lost pets and provides other valuable services to our animal world.