2010 Charity Beneficaries of the Northern Neck Rotary Trust
Northern Neck Rotary Club Scholarship Fund
A portion of the proceeds of each CAPINNÉ event are placed in trust with Rivers Counties Community Foundation to endow scholarships for students in Lancaster and Northumberland High Schools to enable them to attend institutions of higher learning. Students are chosen based on need, achievement, and community involvement during their high school experience. Students chosen must exemplify the Rotary Motto “Service above Self”. The scholarship fund is sufficiently endowed to ensure the continuance of a scholarship in perpetuity. Additional contributions have enabled additional scholarships to be given in each of the past several years. The club's goal is to continue to increase the endowment so as to permit expansion of the program.
Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council, Inc.
Interfaith is a non-profit organization, which for more than twenty-seven years has provided a variety of services to area families in need. Services provided include construction and repair of wheelchair ramps; emergency funds for shelter and utilities; emergency food boxes; firewood ; school supplies; and collection and distribution of donated household goods and furniture to fire victims and others in need. CAPINNÉ funds are used to provide all services offered by the organization.
Rappahannock General Hospital Cancer Center’s Indigent Patient Assistance Fund
The RGH Cancer Center strives to provide state-of-the-art cancer care to patients. The staff is dedicated to the providing quality, compassionate care to all patients in the most cost effective manner. CAPINNÉ funds are utilized to provide medications for pain and nausea; assist patients who have personal needs that place them or their family in jeopardy; and assist with other household necessities which would otherwise not be possible with the added pressure of cancer treatment.
Northern Neck Free Health Clinic
The clinic provides medical, dental and pharmaceutical health care to the uninsured working poor in Lancaster, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties. CAPINNÉ funds will provide preventive care, specifically mammograms and increased public awareness for the need for such care.
Bay Aging’s primary mission is to help seniors and people with disabilities to live independently and safely within their communities for as long as possible. The mission is divided into four divisions: Health Services, Bay Transit, Senior Apartments and Single Family Homes. CAPINNÉ funds will support Meals on Wheels and Med Carry. These two programs ensure that clients will receive one full meal per day and are able to travel to meet medically necessary appointments outside the immediate area.
The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc.
The Haven provides advocacy and shelter for identified victims of partner abuse and sexual assault and their families in Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Essex and Lancaster Counties. CAPINNÉ funds will be used for expenses related to the Haven’s Court Advocacy Program. This program helps victims navigate the legal process and ensures that safety measures are taken to protect victims when necessary.
Three Rivers Healthy Families
This organization serves 10 counties in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. It is a home visiting program providing parent education and support beginning prenatal and continuing until the child enters school. CAPINNÉ will be used to purchase 12 books per child enrolled in the program and assist with parenting classes to provide positive interactions between parent and child.
CASA (Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate)
CASA is committed to advocating for the best interest of children involved in the juvenile and domestic relations district court process. Composed entirely of volunteers who become the “eyes and ears” of the court, working along side guardians ad litem, social services personnel and attorneys. CAPINNÉ funds will be used to help offset the costs of volunteer travel expenses in gathering information and traveling to court in the various counties.
Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the two counties. This is done by building simple decent affordable houses and selling them at no profit with a no-interest mortgage. CAPINNÉ funds will be used to purchase materials for new houses in an expanded building program.
Alzheimer’s Association of the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula
The Association provides services to residents struggling with dementia. Services provided include: educational programs, monthly support groups, referral and information (including a 24 hour help-line), one-on-one care consultations and safety programs. CAPINNÉ funds will supplement the travel expenses of staff in the five counties being served.
Hospice Support Services of Virginia
Hospice is a care concept, the goal of which is to help a patient with a life threatening or terminal disease live as freely as possible: free of pain, infection, frustration, and isolation with a sense of dignity and self-worth. When possible, patients remain in their own home. CAPINNÉ funds will be used to purchase incontinence supplies and dietary supplements for its clients.
Boys’ and Girls’ Club of the Northern Neck
The Boys & Girls Club provides year round programs and activities to youth ages 6-18. The five core program areas provided are: The arts, character and leadership development, education and career development health and life skills, and sports fitness and recreation. CAPINNÉ funds will be used to fund the “Passport to Manhood” program to guide boys through the perils and peer pressures of becoming responsible adults
Northern Neck Food Bank
The NN Food Bank serves as a redistribution organization for the Central Virginia Food Bank. Acting as such it provides food to local food pantries who fulfill food needs of individuals and families within their sphere. This newly established organization is still feeling start-up pains and is purchasing equipment and vehicles necessary to efficiently carry out their mission. It meets local nutrition needs for its local customers. For example, a large part of its consumers are diabetic and because of this care is given to provide food that will not harm the recipients.