Wilmington Central Rotary Contributions

On December 13th Rotarians and community leaders were locked up at Strickland’s on Oleander drive. The jailbirds had to raise money to get the keys to freedom. We raised enough money to give a 13 years old diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma a gaming laptop so she can play games with her family while she’s visiting her doctors out of town.

We gave a 4 year old with an Optic nerve glioma, which has caused him to be blind in one eye, a iPad computer.

We also were able to give a 2-year 3-month-old little boy, with a bilateral moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss, a personal FM system that will help give him more access to language in noisy environments.

We recently donated $24,600 to 15 local charities and organizations. Of this, $12,000 went toward the purchase of a 3 Stall Horse Trailer for the Wilmington Police Department. Club President Fred Kumpel presented the donations. Check out the pics and captions for more info on the various recipients and the ways they will put the money to use!

From WECT:
WPD welcomes new three-horse trailer for Mounted Unit

Grand Slam for Madison:

The Wilmington Central Rotary donated $2500 to the fundraiser for Madison Williams, a young girl battling brain cancer. On Friday 22nd from 8am to 8pm there was a fundraiser at the Stadium Batting Cages on Oleander Drive featuring food, music, bounce house, and hitting baseballs.

On October 2, 2018 The Wilmington Central Rotary was pleased to award $500. to She Rocks for cancer research, $500. to Abilities Tennis for helping athletes with disabilities, $500 to Davey, who’s a paraplegic, to help withe a van, $500. to Special Olympics, $1000. to sponsor a table at the WARM breakfast & $1000. to sponsor a table at the Coaches Luncheon to support the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.

The Wilmington Central Rotary was happy to give $8,300 to local charities.

  • Bobby Jean’s Kids
  • Blue Ribbon Commission
  • Strut for Kids
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Five 14 Revolution
  • Project Soar
  • WARM
  • Wilmington Police Scholarship Fund

Proceeds from Wilmington’s Got Talent goes to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department for purchase and training a K-9

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon receiving check for $16,00. for the new K-9.

We have also given donations to:

$1000 – “Train Us Forward Fitness” with MattSkelly. Matt owns Matt Skelly Training and also runs a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personal training to individuals with disabilities at a no-cost or low-cost plan. This funds will help with purchase of a hand peddled stationary bike. https://www.mattskellytraining.com/tuff

$1000 – “Welcome Home Angel” with Logan White Thompson. This organization makes home modifications and remodels for kids battling serious illness. These funds will help with a home remodel for a young girl that has been battling cancer. http://www.welcomehomeangel.com

$1000. To a local woman for help with Medical Bills as she battles a serious and rare autoimmune disorder.

Club members visited the Boys & Girls Home for their annual Rotary Day. A total of $21,000 from clubs around the state were donated, including $500 from Wilmington Central Rotary presented by Michelle Hardee. Michelle was also able to collect musical instruments (including a piano!) to donate.

Learn more about the Boys & Girls Home: http://www.boysandgirlshomes.org