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  Rotary Club of St Kilda Inc is supporting:
Sacred Heart Misison
The Rotary Club of St Kilda has actively supported the meals program at Sacred Heart Mission since its introduction in the early 1980s by Father Ernie Smith (a Rotarian and former president of our club). The program now serves over 450 meals every day, and the dining hall is the heart of the organisation, providing a welcoming and supportive environment to people in need.
When Rotary began its fight against polio in 1985, the disease infected more than 350,000 children every year. In 2008, fewer than 2,000 cases were reported worldwide. These remaining cases will be the most difficult to prevent due to geographical isolation, worker fatigue, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Recently the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided funding to assist Rotary in the final stage of fighting this disease and the Rotary Club of St Kilda plans to use part of the money raised from Relish 2010 to contribute to this cause.

Reclink   Rotary Club of Melbourne South is supporting:
The Rotary Club of South Melbourne (RCMS) is a longstanding supporter of Reclink, an organisation that provides sporting, social and arts activities to enhance the lives of disadvantaged people. One of the Reclink programs works with survivors of domestic violence and torture, homeless women suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse. RCMS will provide funding to Reclink to run a camp for such people, which will focus on themes of health and wellbeing.
  Water Wells Project
RCMS will also support an international project in Cambodia. Many Cambodian villages are remote, desperately poor and lacking in any services or government assistance. So far RCMS has provided 50 water wells, 500 mosquito nets, and 16 tonnes of rice that has fed 10,000 people in 40 villages in the Kampot district. Funds from Relish 2010 will help RCMS to continue this work.

Reclink   Rotary Club of Prahran is supporting:
Prahran Mission
Prahran Mission is a not-for-profit community service organisation, providing support and practical assistance to thousands of people experiencing economic disadvantage and/or mental illness. The Rotary Club of Prahran has for many years been a keen supporter and sponsor of all the Prahran Mission’s programs. Individual Prahran Rotarians have also helped in the Mission’s winter breakfast program for the homeless over a long period.
Inclusion Melbourne Inclusion Melbourne
Inclusion Melbourne is a not-for-profit organisation that assists people with intellectual disabilities to create highly individualised and flexible lifestyles based on their needs and wants, including helping them to live in their home and the local community if they wish.

Very Special Kids   Rotary Club of Malvern is supporting:
Very Special Kids
The Rotary Club of Malvern has had a long association with Very Special Kids, assisting with various fundraising events, including their annual Fair. The club makes regular gifts and donations to support the work of Very Special Kids and several club members are also volunteers with the organisation. Two club members are employed by this Victorian based charity, which is located in Glenferrie Road in Malvern, making the relationship for members very personal.

Very Special Kids is a unique organisation that currently supports over 840 families throughout their experience of caring for children with life-threatening illnesses, from diagnosis through to recovery or bereavement. Such illnesses include a range of eurodegenerative, genetic and rare conditions and sadly, many of these children will not reach adulthood. Very Special Kids provides practical and emotional support for the child, the parents and the siblings through a team of highly professional staff and a network of trained volunteers. Services include care at Very Special Kids House, Australia’s first and Victoria’s only children’s hospice, providing respite and end-of-life care.

FareShare   Rotary Club of Balwyn is supporting:
This year the equivalent of 28,000 supermarkets full of food will end up in Victorian landfill. At the same time experts warn that 370,000 people are likely to run out of food at some point and not be able to afford their next meal. If supermarkets, food companies, wholesale markets and other businesses donated to FareShare just a small amount of their surplus quality food rather than send it to landfill, no one in Victoria would need to go hungry.

This year FareShare will give, for free, 1 million meals to over 100 local food charities, all prepared by volunteers and using donated quality surplus food. We will do this without any funding from government and at a cost to us of less than 50 cents a meal.
Every $100 raised by the Rotary Club of Balwyn through the Relish 2010 project will allow FareShare to make another 200 meals which will be given to charities that help feed people in Victoria who are doing it tough.