Rotary South Donates $5,000 to Multicultural Centre Adopt-A-Student Fundraiser

Posted on Jul 14, 2015

Rotary South Donates $5,000 to Multicultural Centre Adopt-A-Student Fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to support the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s Adopt-A-Student fundraiser with a $5000 donation to purchase new backpacks and school supplies for 500 students in need, which will be handed out at the BIG Backpack Event on Sunday, August 2, from at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.

The annual BIG Backpack Event has become the largest back-­to-school outreach program in Lee County. Last year an estimated 15,000 people attended the event. Thousands of kids received free backpacks and school supplies thanks to the support of the many volunteers, sponsors and organizations like Rotary Club of Fort Myers South. The club hopes its contribution to the Adopt-a-Student fundraiser will inspire others to help their community’s children get back to school with confidence and the supplies they need. Visit to Adopt-A-Student in need for just $10. The event lends a helping hand to students and families while celebrating diversity in Southwest Florida.

Along with supporting the Multicultural Centre’s BIG Backpack Event, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, under the leadership of Immediate Past President Rebecca Goff, donated nearly $33,000 in funding to more than two-dozen projects and organizations in the past year.

Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is a private non-­profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in Fort Myers with the purpose of promoting programs aimed at bringing people of different cultures together and culturally linking Southwest Florida with other communities around the world. For more information visit

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 130 members who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. Service Above Self is the motto of Rotary International, which has contributed more than $1.2 billion and tens of thousands of volunteer hours toward polio eradication in addition to projects such as water quality, world peace and literacy. Meetings are held each Monday at 12:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive.