The Moorpark Rotary Noon Club on Friday celebrated its annual Day of Giving. Each year the organization sets aside a day to recognize the work of local charitable and non-profit organizations and donate to their causes.
The club made donations to 19 organizations ranging from yourth sports leagues to school programs to the Moorpark police volunteers organization. By the end of the day, the Rotarians had donated a total of $117,350 to various organizations.
The money come from the club's three main annual fundraising events: a Run So Others Can Walk 5 and 10K in December, the Civil War reenactment in November and a golf tournament, which is coming up in June.
The club's president, Scott Farrenkopf, encouraged those present to not just take part in the fundraisers, but to spread the word and encourage others to participate as well.
"We don't profit from any of these. We have some expenses, but after expenses, everything goes back to charity," he said.
This year, the following charities were beneficiaries of the club's generosity:
Boy Scout Troop 611
Boys & Girls Club
City of Moorpark Parks and Recreation Department
Girl Scout Troop 005
HOY (Helping Our Youth)
Loving Heart Hospice
Mesa Verde Middle School track meet
Moorpark Chamber of Commerce
Moorpark High School Career/College Fair
Moorpark Girls Softball
Moorpark Little League
Moorpark Packers Youth Football
Moorpark Police Volunteers
Saints Youth Football
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation