We Collect Food for the Acton Food Pantry

The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough has collected 361 pounds of food for the Acton Food Pantry. Contributors shown are, left to right: Claude Miquel, Ann Sorvari, Diana Nestorova, Maureen Masciola, Johan Sorvari, and Padma Jonnavithula.

Contributors not shown are, alphabetically by last name: Kate Bergquist, Marianne Fleckner, Mike Gowing, Anne Hentz, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, Joan Labrosse, Karen Rivero, and Frank Widmayer.

The Acton Food Pantry has served clients from Acton, Boxborough, and surrounding towns for 25 years. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, food insecurity in Eastern Massachusetts is expected to rise to 59 percent, and the Food Pantry has opened its doors to anyone in need. Your support will help the organization distribute weekly groceries to families throughout the region, including meats, produce, staples, and even diapers.

To learn about the Acton-Boxborough club's upcoming Bid For Brighter Futures virtual silent auction - including sponsorship opportunities - to benefit the Acton Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Services Network, click here.

For more information, contact Ann Sorvari, president of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough, at ann@sorvari.net.

Get ready to bid early - and bid often

to benefit two worthy local causes!

Save the dates, to join us for our virtual silent auction, Bid for Brighter Futures, a fundraiser in support of the Acton Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Services Network. These two organizations have for years provided essential help to people in need.

Our Virtual Auction will start on February 11, 2021. It will end with a gala presentation on February 27, 2021.

To learn more, click here.

Our Life-Saving Partnership with the Rotary Club of Pune, India

Every year, there are newborn babies in Pune, India who need complex heart surgeries to save their lives. Unfortunately, many of the families of these children in cannot afford those procedures.

This is where Rotary comes in. Through a Global Grant approved in 2019 by The Rotary Foundation, our club has partnered with our sister club in India, the Rotary Club of Pune. Together, we are funding more than $56,000 to lead 50+ lifesaving pediatric-cardiac surgeries in Pune.

This first surgery, which was done on September 24, 2020, was a highly complex angioplasty procedure - and was very successful.

To learn more - and view more photos - click here.

Thinking about joining a Service Above Self club?

Think about the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough!

We are a service organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people locally and globally. During the 2020-2021 Rotary year, we are focusing on two basic human needs in our local community: food sufficiency; and, safety at home. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need has never been greater.

Watch this video, to find out more about us. And, come join us.

We meet via Zoom most Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Check our calendar, below, for updates.

For more information, contact President Ann Sorvari at ann@sorvari.net.

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