The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 106 years, the Foundation has spent over $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in our community and around the world.
TRF is our window to the outside world. Look through this window and you will see the young pregnant mother who is struggling with her pregnancy because she has no access to antenatal care; you will see the young boy crippled with polio crawling on all fours because he has no access to polio-corrective surgery. Look through the window and you will find the thousands who struggle to find safe water and proper sanitation, the millions who cannot read or write.
And we have two options — we can either close the window, close our eyes and pretend that all is okay or we can reach out with a helping hand to do something about all these problems. And the best way to do it is with and through The Rotary Foundation. TRF programmes benefit millions around the world providing food, water, sanitation, education and healthcare to people in need.
But the programmes will happen only when we support the Foundation. And so if we want to continue ‘doing good in the world’ we must support all the funds of TRF.
The act of giving gives you more joy and happiness than receiving something from others. The satisfaction you feel when you see the smile you put on someone’s face when you give them something is an indescribable feeling. It gives you a sense of achievement and fulfillment. You will never know who has benefitted from your gift in which part of the world but the goodwill and fragrance of your gift will linger for years. Experience the joy of giving and you will give again and again.
Light the candle of giving and lead the way to create hope in the world.
Dr Bharat Pandya
TRF Trustee Vice Chair