The Rotary Club of Rdgefield recently gave a generous $1,000 grant to the Ridgefield Prevention Council. This grant was provided to help the Ridgefield Prevention Council provide programming to further their mission.
Karen Facini, chair of the RPC, expressed her gratitude. “The generous contribution from Ridgefield Rotary will help us continue our current initiatives while growing our reach and message in 2017 through plans to launch a social media campaign and expand our community partnerships.”
The Ridgefield Prevention Council supports a safe and healthy environment for all of Ridgefield’s families through awareness, education and positive alternatives to alcohol and other substance use and to reduce high-risk youth behaviors. RPC programming includes partnership with local community organizations, hosting the Family U speaker series, supporting events that are positive alternatives to risky behavior, and raising community awareness. Specific initiatives have included sponsoring the fall Ridgefield Carnival, support for the Boys & Girls Club Friday night series, Chris Herren and Lilo Brancato presentations, scholarships for a graduating high school senior, and donations to the RHS Post Grad event.
Ridgefield Rotary representative Robert Herber presenting the check to RPC members: Paul Lukaszewski, Carolyn Knupp, Herber (Rotary), Karen Facini, Margaret Stamatis