Bensenville/WoodDale Coat Driv





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Bensenville, IL

Total Budget: $4,000

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: 500 coats provided to children and families in need in Bensenville/Wood Dale

The Bensenville/Wood Dale Rotary Coat Drive is held every year in partnership with Bensenville School District 2, the Village of Bensenville and Operation Warm. Bensenville is a community of ~20,000 people with a school district, free/reduced lunch rate of over 70%. Over the past 3 years the community has experienced an increase in both homeless and refugee families. According to school district and census data, the homeless population has doubled in the past 5 years, and the number of children experiencing poverty is above the county average. The Club will source and distribute up to 500 coats, with ~80% of them going to children. With funding from private donations, partner contributions, Rotarian donations, and DDF, the B/W Rotary will purchase/collect the coats. This event will not only be for coat distribution, but it will also serve as the Village's annual toy drive. The event will also bring together other community partners to provide resources and support for families in need.

# of Rotarians Participating: 7-10

# of Non-Rotarians Benefitting: 500+

Target Completion Date: 12/31/18

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Bensenville

Primary Contact: Christy Poli

Email: cpoli@bsd2.org

Project Status

This project is "Reported". This means that a report has been forwarded for review to the district leadership. This report is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once the report is accepted, the status of the project will be changed to "Completed".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Chuck Corrigan

Payment on this project is on HOLD until the Club's Rotary Foundation annual fund and PolioPlus goals have been submitted.

District Foundation Chair Chuck Corrigan or your Club's assistant governor can assist your Club President or Club Foundation Chair in setting and entering the goals.

Please contact him Chuck via email or phone for assistance.

email: cjc1@dbcw.com

cell: (630) 853-9461

Please set the goals as soon as possible to release payment for your grant.



by Chuck Corrigan

Bensenville has submitted its Foundation goals for 2018-19, so the hold for that reason is lifted. Thank you for submitting your goals.

Looks like there is still signature needed on the grant.

Chuck Corrigan


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Christy Poli.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Chuck Corrigan

The Club's Foundation goals have been submitted, so the payment on this grant can be made.



by Chuck Corrigan

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


by Christy Poli

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.

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