South Sacramento Rotary Celebrates another big year of giving 
At the June 22 meeting we invited our grantees to join us to celebrate receiving their grant awards. Organizations in attendance were CCHAT Center, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament - Brown Bag Lunch Ministry (BBL), Autism Speaks, Sacramento Children's Home, Moral Values Program, Yes2Kollege Educational Resource Inc, South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (Food Closet) SSIP, Center for Land-Based Learning (LBHS Garden), Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps, Roberts Family Development Center, St. HOPE Academy, YMCA and Unity Through Creativity. Distract 5180 Governor Karen Cendro was on hand to help President Jack Blanks present the awards to the deserving organizations. 
The Rotary Club of South Sacramento Charitable Giving Will Exceed $101,000 this Year

The Rotary Club of South Sacramento may be small, with only 22 members, but its ability to
raise money and distribute those resources to local charities and international humanitarian
programs is mighty!
As of early March the Club and its hardworking members had already raised and distributed
$78,100! Further, as a result of a successful 39 th Annual Crab Feed in February, another $23,000
was netted after expenses! These funds are earmarked for distribution to local non-profit
service organizations prior to the end of the fiscal year through a “request for application”
(RFA) process which will occur in the near future with a special emphasis on food and shelter
security. Once distributed, this $23,000 will bring our total fiscal year giving to over $101,000!
This year to date, the Club has made 21 grants to local and international charities and
nonprofits, and one special gift $40,000 to the Rotary Peace Centers Project. Recipients of
grants included organizations like Rise Against Hunger, Shelter Box, The Food Closet of the
South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership, and Starting Point for Refugee Children, just to name
a few. Our club also made contributions to Rotary International projects sponsored by sister
5180 Clubs including a Honduras water project, as well as a community health program in
The Rotary Club of South Sacramento Had Yet another Successful Crab Feed
Fundraiser on February 4 th 2023.
South Sacramento Rotary’s 39 th Annual Crab Feed netted over $23,000 in
charitable funds to be distributed to local non-profits and service organizations by
the end of our fiscal year.
Ticket sales exceeded 470 patrons who enjoyed fresh, delicious crab as well as
pasta, salad, rolls and desert. The wide array of raffle and silent auction items
added to the enjoyment of the evening, as well as to the overall profit of the
Our major beneficiary for the Crab Feed this year is The Children’s Receiving
Home of Sacramento (CRHS) which will receive approximately $10,500 of the net
proceeds to support their local programs. Our club will also invite local charities
to apply for grants in order to distribute the balance of funds in the near future.
South Sacramento Rotary concentrates its charitable giving towards local women
and children-oriented organizations, with an emphasis this year on food and
shelter security.
We thank all the patrons of the event, local volunteers, and every South
Sacramento Rotarian who made the Crab Feed a big success!
Club Information
The Friendliest Club in Rotary
South Sacramento

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 11:45 AM
Aviator's Restaurant
6151 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
United States of America
First, Second & Fourth Thursday from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm.