Two Orange County organizations recently were among nearly three dozen non-profit groups who receive financial assistance from the Warwick Valley Rotary Club. Mindy Circelli, right, community relations director, accepted a $1,000 donation for Inspire and Sharon Williams, left, executive director, received a $500 check for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Goshen-based Inspire, founded in 1950 as Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association, has programs to benefit children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities and challenges. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Warwick Rotary President Katie Hansen, center, made the check presentations.

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