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The Heights Foundation Receives $24,000 Grant from Local Rotarians

Six local Rotary Clubs teamed up to donate $24,000 to The Heights Foundation to purchase industrial kitchen equipment for The Heights Culinary Center. The Rotary Clubs of Sanibel-Captiva, Fort Myers, Fort Myers South, Estero, Bonita Springs Sunrise and Fort Myers Sunrise each contributed $2,200 and the Rotary District 6960 provided matching funds.

Fort Myers, FL, March 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Six local Rotary Clubs teamed up to donate $24,000 to The Heights Foundation to purchase industrial kitchen equipment for The Heights Culinary Center. The Rotary Clubs of Sanibel-Captiva, Fort Myers, Fort Myers South, Estero, Bonita Springs Sunrise and Fort Myers Sunrise each contributed $2,200 and the Rotary District 6960 provided matching funds.

The goal of The Heights Culinary Center program is to empower individuals to develop economic self-sufficiency through culinary job skills development. The Culinary Center will partner with area resorts, life-care establishments, restaurants and hotels to provide job-ready, qualified and motivated staff to meet their needs.

“We are so grateful for the combined efforts of our local Rotarians to help make our culinary program a reality,” said Kathryn Kelly, President and CEO of The Heights Foundation. “Our Culinary Center will not only empower individuals to succeed in the workplace, but will provide a foundation for healthy eating for at-risk kids and adults, who will benefit from high-quality meal production.”

The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. For more information visit www.heightsfoundation.org or call (239) 482-7706.

About The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center

The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts.

Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 1,200 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 55% Hispanic, 36% African-American, and 9% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.
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The Heights Foundation
Elly Hagen
239-994-3927
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www.heightsfoundation.org

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