On December 4th, 2021, MTR Charities, Inc. will host our signature club fundraiser, the Mission-to-Mission Charity Bike Tour at Mission Park Pavilions (6032 Padre Dr., SATX 78214). The tour raises funds to distribute mini-grants to local non-profits ranging between $100- $1,500.
The M2M mini grants are intended to provide support for small, immediate projects that otherwise might not qualify for funding from larger entities.
Below, learn more about the projects our 2021-2022 M2M Recipients will be completing over the next year and how they align with Rotary International Areas of Focus. Then, join us in December for our ride to help support the work of these non-profits! Every dollar raised from your registration will go directly to the fund these projects.
Basic Education & Literacy
• Project Transformation Rio Texas will purchase books and curriculum supplies for a holistic day camp serving elementary and middle school aged children. Books selected for the curriculum are chosen through a creative lens focusing on social-emotional learning and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Say Si will purchase equipment, supplies, costumes, and props for Activating Leadership Art & Service (ALAS) Youth Theatre Program. The ALAS Program supports students as they write, direct, design, and perform an original theatre production.
Community & Economic Development
• Alpha Home will replace six (6) computers, speakers, monitors, and webcams to support around 650 inpatient and outpatient clients utilizing remote counseling services. • The Dee Howard Foundation will support fifteen (15) schools participating in the Aviation & Aerospace Art Contest. The art contest taps into the creativity of Pre-K – 12 students and to generate interest and excitement around STEM fields. Disease Prevention & Treatment
• RotaCare Free Clinics will supply the first of four medical clinics being established in San Antonio with required medical supplies. The clinics will be established in areas that are economically underserved and whose residents are either underinsured or unhoused having no insurance.
Maternal & Child Health
• Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. will provide twenty (20) electric breast pump machines through their Family Connects Program. The program provides immediate support for families welcoming newborns.
• Healthy Futures of Texas will design the online user experience for a consent curriculum serving 315 young women between the ages of 13-21. The curriculum is part of an on-going pilot curriculum project with young people as co-developers of new sex ed. programs.
• Rise Recovery will provide kids in recovery a sober prom experience that frees them from any potential temptations and allows them to maintain their often-hard-won sobriety. • TEAMability, Inc. will add two new pieces of rehabilitation equipment to their therapy practice including one (1) Buddy Boat and one (1) Rainbow Platform Swing to service children and their families with complex disabilities.
• VetStrong will provide 4 families with full bed sets as part of their No Families on the Floor Program.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
• Rivercity Outreach Centre Inc. will purchase cleaning supplies for the shower expansion project which services Bexar County residents who do not have access to a hygienic facility.
• Roy Maas Youth Alternatives will provide basic clothing necessities for children and youth ages 5 to 24, who arrive at RMYA Centro Seguro Drop-in Center. RMYA Centro Seguro is the first stop for youth in our emergency shelter and transitional & supervised independent living programs.