End Polio Now!
Rotarians from across the world have combined to eradicate Polio and it now remains endemic in only Afghanistan and Pakistan. Polio mainly affects children under age 5. There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine. Rotary has helped to reduce cases by 99.9% since 1988, but until we end polio forever, every child is at risk.
Rotary International, the World Health Organisation and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are totally committed to the eradication of polio. But funds are still required to ensure that it remains confined to these two countries and is eradicated. Beaumaris Rotary is an active contributor to the Rotary Foundation, End Polio Now Fund.
Learn more about End Polio Day on 24 October 2023.
Bayside Community Care
Beaumaris Rotary proudly supports and helps with several of the community programs run by Bayside Community Care.
Matt’s place meals program
People experiencing economic hardship or social isolation are welcome to enjoy the comforts of a home-cooked meal and friendship at Matt’s Place Community Meals program in Cheltenham and Chelsea.
At various times, life can get tough and having enough food can be a struggle. With rising living costs, Bayside Community Care aims to relieve the burden by providing emergency food relief for anyone struggling financially and needing food supplies.
Bayside Community Care supports Prison Fellowship in reaching out to families that have a family member in prison through their international program, Angel Tree.
Melbourne Indigenous Transition School
The Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) continues to grow and prosper. They are now not only a transition school for 22 boys and girls in year 7, but also a very fine Hostel for those attending partner schools in years 8 to 12.
The school helps young people from the Northern Territory & Victoria. The school works with families from remote Northern Territory communities across Arnhem Land, the Tiwi Islands, the Victoria Daly Region and the Roper Gulf Region. transition to education in Melbourne.
Although our contributions have been small in comparison to the overall philanthropic support needed to run the school, our contributions over the years, with almost annual District Grants, are nearing the $80,000 plus mark which is something we can be very proud of and shows how applying for District grants is so worthwhile.
To learn more about MITS go to https://mits.vic.edu.au/about