Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has continued its support of local charitable organizations with the announcement of recipients of the club’s 2016/17 Community Service Grants..



Ten non-profit groups have been awarded a total of $45,879 over the past year.

The list includes:

The Safety Village — $5,000 for purchase of mini-jeeps.

Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society — $5,000 for literacy kits in their after-school programs.


Windsor-Essex Down’s Syndrome Association — $5,000 to teach cooking skills to adults with developmental disabilities.

Arts Council Windsor & Region — $1,279 to promote the Windsor Poetry Slam.

Hospice of Windsor-Essex County — $4,600 to purchase computer equipment for a children’s program.

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex Coutny — $5,000 for a summer lunch program in the city’s west end.

Canadian Mental Health Assocation — $5,000 to purchase supplies for children and youth programs.

Windsor Youth Centre — $5,000 contribution to a transportation program for Windsor youths.

Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association — $5,000 to help purchase more horse riding equipment.

Harmony in Action — $5,000 to help maintain an outdoor park and exercise equipment.

It’s the fourth year that Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has issued community service grants. The program has distributed $190,170 in total so far.

Club president Colleen Mitchell credited the club’s yearly major fundraising event — Art in the Park — for generating the money for the grants.

“Our Rotarians are not only active in our club. They are involved in the community, through many organizations and initiatives,” Mitchell said.

“The grants provide the opportunity for Rotarians to champion groups or causes they are passionate about.”