The Rotary Club of Charlottetown has provided significant support to the Island community during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. As People of Action, Rotary members are engaged — offering help to those in need and supporting organizations in Prince Edward Island to help their communities. Several weeks ago, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown formed the COVID-19 Pandemic Committee which is responsible for finding ways that the Club could best use the funds it raised through its fundraising efforts.
The members of the Committee have been working with the Government and other organizations across the Island to determine where the greatest needs exist. “Our focus has been food insecurity, medical/health concerns, and the need for social support and connections. Our committee will continue to identify support avenues as we navigate the needs of our communities to respond to the pandemic,” said Rotary Club of Charlottetown President, Martin Ruben.

So far, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown has provided a total of $50,000 in financial support to the following initiatives:
  •  Donation and delivery of 150 food hampers ($100 value) for those dealing with food insecurity ($15,000)
  • Donation of food to the UPEI Food Bank ($1,400)
  • Donation to Gifts of the Heart Inc. to help supply food and personal hygiene items ($5,000)
  • Donation and delivery of hot meals through the John Pritchard Project ($10,000)
  • Donation to the Souris Food Bank ($2,000)
  • Donation to the West Prince Caring Cupboard ($2,000)
  • Donation to the Montague Food Bank ($2,000)
  • Donation of grocery gift cards for Holland College students ($1,000)
  • Donation to the PEI Home Care Palliative Care Fund ($2,000)
  • Donation of grocery gift cards to the PEI Council for People with Disabilities ($1,000)
  • Donation of gift cards to the PEI Legions ($5,000)
  • Donation to the computer tablets for Seniors Initiative ($2,500)
“Funds for these initiatives were made possible due to the success of Rotary Radio Bingo. Our dedicated players from tip to tip have allowed us the opportunity to give back to our communities and we look forward
to when we can safely go back on the air,” said Ruben.