The Rotary Club of Carlsbad made notable donations this month to the several North San Diego County groups who have seen increased demand along with additional challenges resulting from the pandemic.

The recipients included:

  • Shelter-to-Soldier – Rescue dogs trained and provided for free to for veterans with PTSD.
  • Free Wheelchair Mission – Supplies wheelchairs free of charge to those in need living in developing nations.
  • New Haven Youth & Family Services –Provides professional care, education & treatment for youth and their families with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges.
  • Voices for Children –Donates Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused, abandoned, and neglected children.

After receiving the check from Rotary Club of Carlsbad, Tommy Moore, Veteran & Community Outreach representative of Shelter-to-Soldier said, “Carlsbad Rotary’s generous donation will go a long way to help us meet our goal of serving veterans who struggle with ongoing PTSD challenges by pairing them with specially trained service dogs we’ve rescued from local animal shelters. Their charitable donation will help us continue our mission of saving lives, two at a time.”

Nikki Tobia, development officer for the Free Wheelchair Mission said, “Our ability to provide free wheelchairs to address the mobility needs of those living with disabilities in developing nations relies on generous donations from reputable philanthropic organizations like the Rotary Club of Carlsbad.  They have, in large part, allowed us to move forward in these trying times.”

Scott McClatchey, community service director for Rotary Carlsbad said “Our annual Day of Giving is a tradition where our club recognizes local charitable organization’s doing remarkable work in the community. This year’s program was particularly inspirational because of how difficult the past two years has been, yet through it all these four organizations pivoted in order to continue their mission serving as a lifeline for our community’s most vulnerable population.”