The Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club had an action-packed meeting today featuring our guest speaker from Feed My Starving Children, and also the presentation of grants to M.O.M.S. and Can Do Canines which are non-profits that we support with our club Rotary Foundation.
Our guest speaker, Mr. Rich Kyllo from Feed My Starving Children gave a wonderful presentation concerning the mission of the organization, how volunteers help to provide nutrition for starving children around the world by packing food at various fixed and mobile site locations in the Twin Cities, and the shear cost efficiency that they're able to generate through the many volunteers who help to make it a success! He also shared how the food that's donated is impeccably tracked to make sure the food gets to where it needs to go and isn't stolen or sold. Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club recently made a $1,000 donation to FMSC at their recent mobile pack at Berean Baptist Church that many of our club members volunteered for.
Our 2nd. guest was our very own Kathryn Archambault who is the Exec. Director of the M.O.M.S. Program/Home-In-Stead in Burnsville. M.O.M.S. is an organization that helps provide mentoring to single-parent families in both Dakota & Scott County, MN., and provides them with structure, accountability, and support to set and achieve individualized goals to support family health. In support of M.O.M.S, the Board of Directors approved a grant of $1,500. To learn more about M.O.M.S., please click here.
Our last guest was Sheila Cross who is the Development Director from Can Do Canines which is an organization that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. Their goal is to provide a dog to anyone who needs and wants an assistance dog and to provide one at no cost to them. The avg. cost of a trained assistance dog is $45,000! In support of Can Do Canines, the Board of Directors approved a grant of $1,000 to purchase a microscope they needed for their program department. If you'd like to find out more about Can Do Canines, please click the link below.