'Suits From Suits' program helps kids learn to swim


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Posted Online: Oct. 05, 2012, 5:39 pm
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For the second year, Moline Rotary is sponsoring its "Suits From Suits" program, which provides swimsuits and swim lessons for underprivileged children in the Quad-Cities.

According to a news release, Moline Rotary and the Moline Foundation are working together to provide swim lessons for more than 130 immigrant children and their families through World Relief. With a combined grant of $3,500, children from throughout the Illinois Quad-Cities will receive free instruction in water safety and swimming at Two Rivers YMCA, Moline.

Members of Moline Rotary also have donated more than 80 swimsuits to distribute to the children participating in the program.

"It is heartwarming to know that so many children will learn a lifelong skill at our local Y. We also know it is important for immigrant families to learn about water safety, as we live as neighbors along the Mississippi and Rock rivers," said Joy Boruff, executive director of the Moline Foundation, in the release.

Moline Rotary supports numerous service projects in the Quad-Cities, and the Moline Foundation provides grants to support health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other activities that benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area.




 












 



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