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The Rotary Club of Orange has spent decades contributing to the social welfare of the Town of Orange and it's residents. The Club's most recent activities include; Amber Alert Program, Operation Warm, and Van Donation to the Town' Senior Center.
The Rotary Club of Orange is at the Orange Country Fair every year running the Amber Alert program.
AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to nine-year old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered. The AMBERAlert System started in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters partnered with local law enforcement to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children.
The AMBERAlert Child ID program is a voluntary program for all children under the age of 18. The parent/guardian of participating children will receive a wallet-sized, laminated card with a photo of the child, a unique AMBERAlert number and only minimal, yet essential information needed to find a child in the event the child is abducted. The encrypted information is sent to a secured National AMBERAlert date base. Multiple AMBER ID cards are available.
Operation Warm Jackets is a Rotary Club of Orange project that provides new warm winter jackets to young needy inner-city school children. Since 2010 the Rotary Club of Orange has given winter jackets to almost 10,000 Bridgeport, West Haven and New Haven school children. Each child had all been identified by their schools as being in need of warm clothing.
The Rotary Club of Orange buys and volunteers transport the jackets to the schools. There is great need. Cold weather is here. These children must not be turned away! Please help Rotary to purchase these jackets. For every $15 a child can stay warm. Please complete the coupon and send it along with your check to the Rotary address on the coupon.
Mini Van Donation
In 2012, the Rotary Club of Orange donated a Chrysler Mini Van to the Town of Orange. the Orange Community Services Department uses the van to help provide transportation to Orange Seniors. The van may be used to provide medical transportation, rides to the community Center and even daily needs shopping. For more information regarding the van and its uses, please call Dennis Marsh at (203) 891-4789.
If your group or organization would like to be considered for a Grant from the Rotary Club of Orange, Download the "Rotary_Funding_Request_Form" and return it to the Orange Rotary Club of Orange.