Grant a Wish
Plimmerton Rotary has come up with an idea called ‘Grant a Wish’, specifically for low decile primary schools in Porirua. It started in 2010 and a budget of $5,000 was set aside from funds that had been raised by the Club. Seeing the need, this sum was increased to $6,000 in 2011, and is now $10,000.
Low decile schools are invited to submit their wish list for projects costing $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 as well as for projects involving hands-on assistance which may not actually incur a cost.
Plimmerton Rotary has fulfilled wishes costing money, such as sports equipment, playground equipment, digital technology, library books, children's project materials, money for school trips for children who otherwise wouldn't get to participate, curtains for a classroom, the building of vegetable plots where children can grow their own veges, to name a few.
Invitations to apply for grants go out in February and are fulfilled by the end of each Rotary year.
If you would like to participate ‘hands on’ with this project, please contact us.