The Rotary Club of Preston serves the City of Darebin community and adjoining areas, promoting peace, recognizing diversity, supporting education for all and providing resources to those for whom the basics of daily life are not guaranteed.
About this fund
The Rotary motto is ‘Service Above Self’, which conveys the humanitarian spirit of over 1.2 million Rotarians throughout the world.
Established by a donation from the Rotary Club of Preston, the Fund is a way for the club to continue its efforts in Melbourne’s inner north and reflect its enduring commitment to our community.
Active in Preston for over 60 years, the Preston Rotary Club have helped seed many organisations that are growing in their community work, such as Life Education; Children First Foundation; The Next Step; Pinchapoo, to name but a few! The Club continues supporting community organisations doing great work, such as Mental Illness Fellowship, Burnett Institute; Croxton School; Interplast; RSL; Polio Plus; and not forgetting our student scholarships and Rotary programs, the Rotary Foundation.
Their recent support for those in need during the Covid Pandemic Lockdown warranted mention last December by our Federal Member of Parliament, Ged Kearney who said in parliament
“One of my favourite quotes to remember in a crisis is to “look for helpers” During 2020, one of the worst years in decades, I’ve been so proud to see helpers everywhere in Cooper,… The Jika Jika Community Centre, Preston Rotary, Diverse, the Salvos…. and so many more. You are the backbone of our community, but this year you have gone above and beyond… you wrapped the arms of community around everyone.”
Your contribution to the Rotary Club of Preston Fund will support others in the community to fulfill their potential and realise their dreams. To learn more about the Club, and how to join, find out more information here.