Due to the outstanding efforts of Governor Livingston's Interact Club, members were able to donate $1,000 to the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club to help eradicate polio in developing countries. The contribution will help Rotary International raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children.
Berkeley Heights Rotary Club officers Linda Sausville and Pam Steiner accepted the donation at an Interact club lunch meeting on March 4 at the high school. Interact members raised the money through their annual fundraising campaign, which has also enabled the club to sponsor a child in Ecuador through Homes for Hope, as well as contribute to Operation Smile and the Newark Greater Fund.