The 2nd Annual Pumpkin Prowl is Saturday, October 26, 2013. It will be a Metric Century (62 miles) with a 50K (31 miles) and a 25K (16-mile Family Ride.) The Rotary Club of Waller County is pleased to announce our Fall Fundraiser.
Waller County has a population of approx. 43,000 individuals -- half live at or below the poverty level ($22,000 for a family of four.) This places an extreme burden on social services including any food pantries. Our club has created a "Mobile Food Pantry" that will alternately travel to either the north-end or south-end of the county on a bi-weekly schedule to distribute much-needed foodstuffs to families.
The Houston Food Bank does not give food away. It has to be purchased. We can buy 1,000 pounds of food for $110.00. Money (from the ride and another activity) is being raised to buy food, pay for electricity and maintain the storage space for our operation. We also set up a 501 (c) (3) - Waller Rotary Charities, Inc. for collecting and dispersing monies to the various scholarships, community assistance and international projects. Thus, our plea for your consideration to make our effort successful.
One of the principles of Rotary is that “no funds raised can be spent on anything except service assistance based on community needs.” Rotarians charge dues for club operations and all monies raised at our fundraisers are kept separate from club accounts.
I hope you will be willing to work with us and make our event successful. You may reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call me at 713-851-0991. Donations may be sent to:
Waller Rotary Charities, Inc.
P.O. Box 1488
Waller, TX 77484
Thank you in advance for anything you are willing to contribute to help your neighbors and this community. More details will be coming shortly. We are trying to get as early a start as possible since the fall fills up quickly with rides.