Rock Island Rotary provides lead gift for Spring Forward Van

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 20, 2019) — Please join us at 11:30AM on Tuesday, May 21, at the QC Botanical Center for the community unveiling of Spring Forward's new fifteen-passenger van. The van-purchase was made possible by an $18,000 lead-gift from the Rock Island Rotary Club Foundation. Rotary members are committed to service above self. In the last decade, Rock Island Rotary has granted nearly $200,000 to community projects and partners. A few of the projects can be viewed here.

Spring Forward will use the van to can take children to and from after-school programs and summer-enrichment camps as well as on field trips throughout the year. It will also be used to transport adult students in our Family Literacy Program.

About Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of businesses and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Members work to raise money, donate, and volunteer to support causes locally and globally.

About Spring Forward 

Spring Forward's mission is to provide free educational opportunities for children and families in Rock Island and Milan. The organization has grown to serve more than 500 children in our after-school programs and summer enrichment camps and another 50 adult English Learners in our Family Literacy program. Our programs are welcoming to all as we aim to support a community in which all people are embraced and have an equal opportunity for success.

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