South County Rotary presents Lights of Kindness this weekend at Homestead Gardens

| December 1, 2016

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-12-47-27-pmThe Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County is calling upon county businesses to sponsor local non-profit charities to decorate a tree for the Third Annual Lights of Kindness, a unique fund-raising contest taking place at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD Thursday December 1 through Sunday December 4.

In the spirit of the season, the goal of this event is to raise funds for charities, but also raise awareness of the efforts of sponsors and the charities to make our community a better place.  To participate, businesses should contact the Rotary Club, decide on a charity to support, a level of sponsorship, and work with a charity to decorate a tree.  Sponsor businesses, and the charities they support, will be prominently identified.

The public may tour the holiday forest at Homestead Gardens or go online to vote on their favorite tree or noblest cause by contributing dollars for an equivalent number of votes. Whatever your reason, every dollar donated counts as a vote, and benefits our local community.  The community is encouraged to visit the Holiday Forest at Homestead Gardens, vote, and enjoy this family oriented event. Or, online votes for a dollar each may be registered at the following website after the trees are on view.

http://www.rotarylightsofkindness.org/vote-for-a-tree

The hours for viewing the trees at Homestead Gardens are:

December 1st – 3rd (Thursday – Saturday)  9 AM to – 8 PM

December 4th  (Sunday) 9 AM – 3 PM

Voting closes on Sunday at 3 PM

Voting proceeds will benefit the sponsored charities, along with programs supported by the South Anne Arundel County Rotary Foundation including: Bountiful Backpacks Program currently providing food for over 150 elementary school children; the Dictionary Project; T3 for Haiti educational programs; the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly and the Polio Plus program to eradicate the disease.

Businesses interested in participating should visit Rotary’s website:

http://www.rotarylightsofkindness.org/  

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