Tens of Thousands Given Where Needed Most:

Rotary RCS Grants Approved Since March 24, 2020
Family Promise Personal supplies $2,500.00
Spokane Food Fighters Food and Restaurant Meals $2,500.00
Caritas Outreach Ministries 2 Refrigerators $1,535.42
Big Table Crisis Care Grants $2,500.00
Serve Spokane (Food Bank) Food – Chicken And Beef $4,000.00
Women and Children’s Free Restaurant Food support for one month $5,000.00
Shalom Ministries Four Pan Electric Hot Warmer $5,000.00
Bite 2 Go Food needs $5,000.00
2nd Harvest – Initial Club Grant Food needs $15,000.00
Sally’s House Foster KidFest Grant $1,500.00
Goodwill Industries Support our Veteran’s Grant $2,000.00
Wishing Star Foundation Generator to provide live support in case of power failure $3,484.79
Girl Scouts of E. WA and N Idaho Scholarships for Camp $2,000.00
Shriners Hospital fo Children Purchase Wheelchairs $4,227.60
Spokane Valley Partners Food needs for children $5,000.00
Big Brothers and Sisters of the Inland Northwest Gift cards for disadvantaged youth $3,500.00
All Heart Infusion COVID-19 preventative supplies for comprimised youth with financial hardships $2,000.00
Light A Lamp Support for Cleft Family Funding $1,000.00
Sacred Heart Medical Center Coffee Pods with Thomas Hammer $1,500.00
Total 18 Charities $69,247.81


Rotary comes to the rescue!

Chad and I made the coffee delivery today (see attached pictures)!  We met Thomas Hammer and Amanda Millican at their headquarters today and loaded 52 cases of coffee into the back of my truck.  There’s 100 pods per case, so that’s 5,200 cups of coffee for the staff at Sacred Heart Medical Center!

This was a request that came from nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center through our Disabilities Committee. The nurses said the night staff was lacking coffee and couldn’t get any because the cafeteria is now closed at night.

Colleen Fox from Providence Foundation helped put us in touch with the right people and we were happy to meet Adam Bayne, of SHMC, who helped us unload and deliver the coffee.  He said he’d make sure that the various floors would get the coffee and that they would know it’s a gift from Rotary Club #21.

Thank you to Chad Dashiell and his company, State Bank Northwest, for adding $1,000 to the $1,500 donated from Rotary Club #21.  And thank you to Thomas Hammer and Amanda Millican for selling us the coffee at cost. We hope the night staff at SHMC appreciates the caffeine.

And we appreciate everyone who has donated to Rotary Community Services (RCS) that helped me this gift a reality!

Thank you,
Kyle Weir – Rotary Club #21 Vice President and RCS Chair


Beth and Paul,

I so appreciate your letting me know! That’s an incredibly generous and compassionate gift, for which we are deeply grateful! Kathy Hedgcock, Sr VP of Philanthropy and copied on this email, and the rest of our team will be so excited to hear this great news. This gift will provide enough food for thousands of meals for families, children and seniors facing hunger, and helping to restore their hope. Thank you for relaying this wonderful message of Rotary 21’s commitment to hunger in our community, and thank you, Paul, for the role you played in helping make this happen! Thank you from our hearts!



Melissa Cloninger

Philanthropy Manager l Donor Relations

Healthy Food. Every Person. Every Day.

Family Promise Spokane takes care of some of the most financially fragile in our community.  Funded by Rotary, Bridget Barrington and Beth Viren purchased and delivered $2,500 worth of badly-needed groceries and supplies directly to their doorstep in two different installments, and several car loads!

Many kids who normally attend Stevens Elementary won’t get breakfast or lunch unless they’re at school.  They were going hungry, until 2nd Harvest and Rotary stepped in!  Here’s Rotary 21 members David Kay, Bruce McEachran and Karen Meier took time out of their crazy schedules to make sure these kids get the food they need to develop strong minds and bodies!


Goodwill runs a rapid rehousing program for Inland Northwest Veterans (and their families) who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. As federal contract dollars are limited in scope, we seek community donations to fund gaps in supportive services. Enter Rotary 21! To date, Rotarians have helped three Veterans remain in stable housing. Specifically, your donations have provided funding to supplement utility bills and pay rent in arrears, keeping three people from becoming homeless. Thank you, Rotarians, for helping Goodwill serve and honor those who first served each of us. 


Clark Brekke


Goodwill Industries