Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise has chosen to help the Helena YWCA this year with our district grant. The YWCA has needed a new washer and dryer for several months. Having a functional washer and dryer on site will allow the women and children who reside in the local YWCA to have clean clothes on a regular basis for the purpose of rejoining and supporting our community.
The YWCA has a program called the "Caterpillars Parenting Center". This Center provides parenting classes to support and strengthen parent-child relationships, provides supervised parenting time when necessary or ordered by the Court, and allows for the safe exchange of children from one parent to the other without the parents being in contact with one another, either by choice or by court order. The YWCA has requested 4 security cameras to be installed in the Caterpillars Parenting Center for the safety and security of the children, parents and staff of the YWCA.
Rotary members will purchase the washer, dryer and security cameras and will install them at the YWCA. Unless unforeseen supply issues occur, the project should be completed within one month of receipt of grant funds. The security cameras cost $389.99 each, for a total of $1,559.96. The washer and dryer, with requisite hoses and installation parts cost $1,800.00. Therefore, the total project is estimated to cost $3,359.96.