Posted by Mirabella Pulido on Nov 18, 2019
Boston Rotaract is excited to announce that it surpassed its fundraising goal of $2,000, successfully raising $2,314 via two community fundraisers and donations. The money will go to Found in Translation (FiT) to support scholarships for two Language Access Fellows.

Most recently, the club raised over $900 at its “Bowling Over Barriers” fundraiser on October 29 at Flatbread Company in Somerville. It was a fun night of pizza, bowling, raffles, and fellowship. Open to the public, around 70 folks attended, although a percentage of all flatbreads purchased from 5-11 PM went to supporting Rotaract’s benefit night. This event was held in addition to “Karaoke 4 Charity” in late September, which raised near $1,400 in one night.
“Bowling Over Barriers” was made possible with the help of D7930, who awarded the club with a membership mini grant to cover a partial cost of the bowling lanes. Boston Rotaract would also like to thank all of the friends, local businesses, and Rotarians who supported its local fundraising project, as well as Hong Kong Boston and Flatbread Co. Somerville, who graciously and generously hosted the two fundraisers. These community collaborations were instrumental in helping Boston Rotaract raise more than $2,000 for FiT.

FiT is a Boston-based organization that trains low-income and often homeless, multilingual women to become medical interpreters at no charge to the students. Specifically, the $2,314 will go to supporting Language Access Fellows, who are FiT graduates that are entering the workforce, starting internships, and pursuing employment in medical interpreting and related fields.

Boston Rotaract has had a partnership with FiT for the past year, providing free childcare on a weekly basis, as well as professional development support.

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