Wayne Rotary Raises Half Million for local charities
Wayne Rotary has contributed more than $500,000 to local charities through the years, as a result of its annual Fruit Sale; and the organization is now in the process of holding its 2012 event. Oranges, Grapefruits and Apples are being offered to the public.
Again this year, readers can purchase their fruit over the Internet. They can use a credit card by opening a web browser and typing in www.rotaryclubwaynenj.org. Approximately 42 pounds of fresh Florida Oranges or Grapefruits are available at $29 per case. About 25 pounds of Empire, Golden Delicious Apples (or mixed Apples) are also priced at $29 a case.
Readers, who don’t have access to the Web, can order via the mail. Just make out a check to “Wayne Rotary Foundation, Inc.” for the amount of cases desired, and send to Wayne Rotary, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Include your name, address, and phone number.
All fruit, whether ordered via Web or mail, will be distributed to customers on December 1, 2012. The location will be the large Vander May Colonial Funeral Home Parking Lot, at 567 Ratzer Road, in Wayne. Volunteer Rotarians and Boy Scouts will load the cases of fruit directly into your car. There will be a limited number of extra cases of fruit available for cash purchase (for a price of $35 a case) at this distribution, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Anyone having questions about the sale can call Wayne Rotarians Alan Katz at 973-709-0500, Ext. 1501, or Beth Braden, at 973-632-6268. Readers who would like to find out about Rotary Service and membership are encouraged to call the same two individuals.
Katz comments, “This is an excellent opportunity for people to support Wayne and surrounding area charities by buying freshly delivered fruit, taking advantage of our bulk purchasing power, to obtain prices lower than those generally charged.”
Some of the local charities supported by Wayne Rotary’s Fruit Sale have included: The Foundation for the Handicapped, the Gift of Life Program, Wayne First Aid Squad, Wayne Community Policing, Passaic County Historical Society, Kids be Safe, Wayne School System, Clergy Fellowship, local Scouting, local Wayne nursing homes, and the Boys and Girls Club.