Collin County Rotary Club partnered with the LoveLife Foundation, Maylee Thomas-Fuller and McKinney Mayor George Fuller, for the second year in a row to give donations to six not-for-profit organizations on North Texas Giving Day. The donations were made strategically in order to receive matching donations for each of the six not-for-profit organizations.
With funds raised from the recent online auction, the Collin County Rotary Club presented a check for $5,000 to Streetside Showers. Lance A. Olinski, Executive Director, saw a need and started the organization that provides support for the homeless community, including showers, clothes, and food. 
The Hope Clinic, a non-profit healthcare organization, also received a check for $5,000. The Hope Clinic provides free medical, vision and behavioral health services for low-income uninsured families in the community. 
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County accepted a check for $2,500. BGCCC serves the youth of Frisco, McKinney, and Plano by providing after school, virtual, and summer programs, and athletic competitions. 
Also from proceeds from the flag program with McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club, checks of $1,000 each were donated to Shiloh Place, Embrace Texas, and Meals on Wheels. Shiloh Place provides shelter, counseling and educational resources for single mothers.  Embrace Texas provides adoption resources, and Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals for senior citizens.
In total, $15,500 was donated by Collin County Rotary Club and the LoveLife Foundation. The Communities Foundation of North Texas provided matching funds on North Texas Giving Day on September 17.
If you have a “heart for service”, please attend a First Thursday meeting at 5:30 PM at Kelly’s at the Village in Allen or a Third Thursday informal Happy Hour, 5:30 PM also at Kelly’s.
Membership in Rotary is by invitation, which includes sponsorship by a current member. “The price of Rotary” is regular attendance twice a month, volunteer service, and payment of quarterly dues which are affordable.  The current President is Jeff Shannon. 
If you plan to attend a meeting, please message Danyail Sanders, Club Secretary, to obtain more information about Collin County Rotary Club.