Polio is a horribly debilitating disease that cripples those who become its victims. Since the beginning of its quest to end polio worldwide in 1979, Rotary International has made incredible progress, with a handful of countries where polio cases are still being reported. Polio is nearly eradicated from this planet. As a result of Rotary’s efforts, more than 2.5 billion children have received the oral polio vaccine.
But we can’t stop now. If we do, all the progress that has been made over nearly four decades will be lost. An article on rotary.org from 2016 provides a view into how important it is to continue working to eradicate polio through inoculations.
Seminole Lake Rotary Club is on a mission to raise money to End Polio. With matching funds from our Rotary District Foundation, the Rotary International Foundation, and the Gates Foundation, every dollar you donate through Seminole Lake Rotary becomes $7.50. Here is how the math works:
You donate $1 to the Seminole Lake Rotary Foundation earmarked for End Polio
+ $1 match from our District (6950)
+ $0.50 match from Rotary International
+$5 match from the Gates Foundation
= $7.50 Total to the Rotary International End Polio project
What an ROI! $7.50 goes to End Polio for every $1 you donate. The Rotary Club of Seminole Lake Foundation is a 501(c)(3) so your donation is tax deductible.
Please help us end polio for good. You can donate in the following ways:
Send a check:
Send it to:
Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
P.O. Box 3294
Seminole, FL 33775
Make the check out to: Rotary Club of Seminole Lake Foundation.
Write “End Polio Now” in the Memo field
Go to our donation page. Select the amount you want to donate. Under “Donate Online”, check the box next to “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund” and select “End Polio Now”. Fill out the information under Donor Information and Donor Address (we do not share that information with any other organizations and will not send you solicitation mail). Click the “Donate” button. You’ll be directed to PayPal to complete your donation.
All End Polio donations will go to the Rotary Foundation.
In case you’re wondering, here is a little background on Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake:
Rotary International has received a 97.51 rating from CharityNavigator.org. 90.5% of all funds raised go to charitable programs and services. There are 1.2 million members of Rotary in 35,000+ clubs in 200+ countries around the world.
Seminole Lake Rotary is based in Seminole, Florida. Over 90% of the funds invested in Seminole Lake Rotary Foundation go to charitable programs. We do not pay for any club dinners or get-togethers with club Foundation money. On Seminole Lake Rotary international missions, participants pay for their own travel, food, and lodging. Seminole Lake Rotary has engaged in cleft palate reconstruction, dental, medical, training, school building, Habitat, alliance building, and other missions in Peru, Ukraine, Cuba, Nepal, India, and other countries.