Partnership with UCAN





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chicago

Total Budget: $1,250

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Activity Type: Peace: General

Summary: Partnership with UCAN for Holiday Gift Drive and Peace Building Activities

Holiday Gift Drive - Each year, hundreds of displaced and underserved youth go without gifts during the holiday season. UCAN wants to ensure all their youth feel the joy of receiving gifts and needs help to provide this important service. Rotary Near South will receive a wish list of items (maximum of $50 per youth) and buy gifts, from District Grant Funds, in December 2018.

Polar Peace March - UCAN's founding partner, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, host an annual walk to support anti-gun violence at the Polar Peace March. The event has raised more than $50,000 to benefit UCAN's Campaign and violence prevention initiatives. More than 400 diverse UCAN supporters, members of the St. Paul's family, and advocates come together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and march in solidarity with those who experience violence and its trauma throughout Chicago. Rotary Near South will participate in the January 2019 March. Moving Forward, Together: Connecting with Communities of Color - This supports UCAN's vision that youth who suffer trauma can become our future leaders. UCAN will host this networking reception on April 3, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm. Rotary Near South will attend and provide funds, from Club Donation, towards food and beverages served at this public event.

# of Non-Rotarians Benefitting: 20+

# of Rotarians Participating: 12

Estimated Completion Date: 4/3/19

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago-Near South

Primary Contact: Steven Smutney

Email: steven@dearbornarchitects.com

Project Status

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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

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Chicago-Near South (6450)









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History Log Entries


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Steven Smutney

System Entry: Project signed by Steven Smutney.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by David Phelps

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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