With the help of generous sponsors and the community, the Rotary Duck Derby raised almost $1.6 million over the years for various projects in Josephine County, all to help children and families.
The 2020 Rotary Duck Race was canceled due to COVID-19, and will also not take place in 2021.
However, thousands of families are currently struggling with unprecedented hardships. These include loss of a steady paycheck, managing changes in the way they work, and navigating changes in the way their children attend school. These families need our help, now more than ever! Thus, the Rotary campaign for 2021 will be known as Making a Difference in the Life of a Child.
Our donations this year will go towards nonprofits providing services to youth and to educational distance learning support. We will offer financial assistance to the families of children who attend these nonprofit facilities, which can cost an average of $160 per week per child.