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The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club reported that they raised about $34,000 from its 2016 holiday sale. Proceeds from the sale of floral and food products support the Rotary Club’s local and international humanitarian efforts.
Recent projects include providing dental care to low-income people, repairing homes of elderly Evanstonians, providing winter coats to needy children, AIDS prevention in Kenya, providing clean water and sanitation in Haiti, solar panels for a Ugandan school, working to eliminate polio, and many others.
This summer, the club will host its third annual “Taste of Evanston” where guests can sample food and drink from local restaurants.
Benefitting from the event will be organizations who provide work readiness. Proceeds will help fund JJ’s List to provide workplace training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse to teach deconstruction skills to people who are low-income, homeless, or ex-offenders; and Evanston Work Ethic Program to provide mentoring, training, and financial assistance to ETHS students who aspire to a career in the skilled trades.