RH Dana Garden and Water Safet





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Laguna Niguel

Total Budget: $2,190

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Community economic development

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Bring a garden and water safety program to RH Dana Elementary School.

Many students in South Orange County, particularly at RH Dana Elementary, don't know how to swim. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children age 1-14. The Josh the Otter Program was started by a Rotarian who lost his child to drowning. We propose bringing the Josh the Otter program to RH Dana. The packets for Rotarians include the Josh the Baby Otter book, a sticker on water safety, and a coloring book. The students and their families will benefit from the program through classroom programs and a a "Day at the Beach" where Rotarians, together with lifeguards, will introduce lead the students into the water with parents. More information is available at www.Joshtheotter.org.

The school also needs a community garden to teach students about the importance of natural foods. Students will be able to work in the garden throughout the year.

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: Monarch Beach Sunrise

Primary Contact: Anita Houston

Email: mbsrotary@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Submitted". This means that it needs to be signed by the club leadership. Notifications emails have been sent to these parties with instructions on how to digitally sign this project. Once all the signatures are collected, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Signed".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Monarch Beach Sunrise (5320)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Rotary Stacey

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Michael Upp.

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