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Welcome to the Darien Rotary Club - Click the video below to learn who we are






Darien Rotary Club Grant Program
Our Grant program is open to individuals or organizations in the Darien area for whom the financial support will make a significant difference in their lives or to Darien residents or to the immediate area.
If you wish to apply to the Darien Rotary Club for a grant, please click on the link button below to learn how.


Rotary Food For Kids Program

The Rotary Club of Darien's "Food for Kids Program" provides nutritional meals to food-insecure school children on weekends during the school year.  This program supplements the primary source of food for these students, which is often the school cafeteria.  

Every Friday during the school year, the administrators of Lace, Mark Delay, Concord, Gower West, and Anne M Jeans Elementary Schools discretely place the bags of food into select children's backpacks, keeping the children anonymous from their peers. 

The sack of food items sustains the children until they return to school Monday morning. This supports the child's nutritional, mental, and well-being needs, so they can focus on learning.

The success experienced by participants in this type of program is astonishing and can only realize its full potential from the continued
support of Community, Corporations and Volunteers like YOU!!!  The packing schedule for 2019--2020 is below.  All events start at 5:30 PM at the gym in Lace School (7414 S. Cass Ave, Darien).  We finish between 6:30 and 7:00 PM.  Walk-ins are welcome:
  • September 10, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
100% of the funds received for this program go to the food we buy at Walmart and to maintain, at a minimum, a two-year support cycle for each recipient.  Currently, our budget allows for supporting 195 children for the current school years.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  We couldn't do this without the generous support from you - our sponsors. 

Please click on the links below to find out more about the program and how you can help make a difference in a child's life....


Click here to email committee with questions
              Food For Kids Program Informative Video             
 
              Food For Kids Website      2019-2020 flyer and donation form      Donate Now Online
 
 


Darien Rotary is Looking for New Members

 
 If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian, why not the Darien Rotary Club?  Join us for a 
complimentary lunch to find out more.  Please click below for information and application.
  
 


 
Upcoming Special Events

Food For Kids Packing Nights
2019 - 2020 School Year

Times: 5:30-6:45 pm Central Time
Location: Lace Elementary School 
              7414 Cass Ave
              Darien, IL 60561


Dates  
  • September 10, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • April 8, 2020

 

       

Rotary Fundraiser - Our 3rd Year at the same location

Taste of Route 66
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ashyana Banquets and Catering
1620 75th Street
Downers Grove. IL 60516

Please contact Chris Gerrib with questions
cell 630-253-2497
email jcgerrib [at] comcast.net

For more info www.rotarybackpack.org


  Regular Club Meetings

Tuesdays at 
 12:15 
Argonne Guest House
9700 S Cass Ave # 460, Darien, IL 60561
         
 
 

         Walk-ins Welcome!
Questions?  Call Chris Gerrib:
          cell 630-253-2497   or  email cgerrib@comcast.net



 

Dictionary Distribution 2014 

Dictionary Distribution 2014

Typical Lunchtime Meeting

Rotarians at the Darien 4th of July Parade

Annual Darien Rotary Family Picnic
Food For Kids Backpack Program

 Darien Rotary Club's Annual Charity Auction