Facebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Rotary Club of LaceyDo you have a project to promote learning but don’t have enough funds to make it happen? Local non-profit groups are encouraged to apply to the Rotary Club of Lacey for an Educational Needs grant — up to $1000 — to promote education in the community and meet one-time needs.With “Service Above Self” as the Rotary motto, the Lacey club has been giving back to our community, our country, and the world since 1969. Whether it is building overlooks on the Chehalis-Western Trail, sending Shelter Boxes to locations hit by natural disasters, or working to eradicate polio from the world, Lacey Rotarians put the motto into action. The Educational Needs grants are one of many ways the club does so.Specific requests for direct needs are encouraged. Funding is not available for endowments, capital funds, supporting fundraisers, for individuals (e.g. student trips), or on-going budget items.To apply send a one-page letter of request that includes information about your organization — including EIN or non-profit number — the specific need to be addressed, and the amount requested. Please include how you serve the Lacey community. Send requests to Lacey Rotary, Educational Needs Committee Chair, PO Box 3301, Lacey, WA 98503. Review begins May 17.Funding for the grants and other charitable causes comes from money raised through the Annual Lacey Rotary Duck Dash at Tumwater Falls Park. This popular family-friendly event typically raises over $50,000. Join us June 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch the duck race at 4 pm and cheer for your ducks to win great prizes. Admission to the event is free. To get more information and find out where to buy your “ducks,” go to Rotary Club of Lacey’s website.