PRLog - Jan. 25, 2013 - ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Escondido, CA: This year Escondido Rotary Foundation is donating more than $100,000 to international and community-level programs to positively impact people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. This significant support is made possible by The Rotary Club of Escondido’s annual fundraising event, Coeur de Cuisine gourmet gala, taking place February 24, 2013 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Conference Center.
Escondido Humane Society
Recent donations made possible thanks to Coeur de Cuisine include:
Palomar Health Lifeline: On January 22, Escondido Rotary presented a check for $1,000 to Palomar Health Lifeline. This grant will provide free Lifelines to seniors in the community. A Lifeline is an easy to use personal response service that ensures older adults living at home will receive quick assistance whenever it is needed. By pushing a lightweight waterproof button that can be worn around the neck or wrist, a subscriber has immediate access to a highly trained monitor who will assess the caller’s situation and efficiently link each subscriber to the care they need. “We are very proud of the service we provide in our community. Lifeline helps seniors and at-risk adults live with dignity and security in the homes they love,” said Jennifer Allen, Palomar Pomerado Health Lifeline Coordinator.
Escondido Humane Society: On January 15, Escondido Rotary presented a check for $1,500 to Escondido Humane Society. This grant will fund humane educators to visit individual school classrooms, grades preschool through college, and teaches a grade and age appropriate lesson dealing with a wide range of humane education topics. Some topics discussed might be: dog bite prevention, (particularly for the younger students), responsible pet ownership, overpopulation of pets (with particular emphasis on the importance of spaying and neutering), and possible careers working with animals.
About Coeur de Cuisine
The Rotary Club of Escondido’s annual fundraising event, the Coeur de Cuisine gourmet gala, has become a social highlight throughout the North San Diego County region each February. It is mainly through Coeur de Cuisine that our club gets the resources to fund charitable projects both locally and around the world. This year is the 10th anniversary of Coeur de Cuisine, and for the occasion The Rotary Club of Escondido is celebrating with a formal yet fun Mardi Gras theme set in the 1920’s. So grab your bowler hats and masquerade masks and prepare for a Fat Tuesday feast to last the whole year long! www.coeurdecuisine.com
About Rotary Club of Escondido
Chartered October 20, 1924, The Rotary Club of Escondido is the third largest among the 60 Rotary clubs in San Diego and Imperial Counties and the largest of any service club in all of North San Diego County. Our 200-plus members range from 25 to 89 years of age and include a cross section of the community’s political, civic, and business leaders and professionals who unite under Rotary’s banner of "Service Above Self" to conduct a wide range of humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work toward world understanding and peace.
This year, The Rotary Club of Escondido, through its Escondido Rotary Foundation, is donating more than $100,000 in international and community-level programs to positively impact people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. The club meets each Tuesday 12:00pm to 1:30pm at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Conference Center at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in downtown Escondido. www.escondido-