The Rotary End Polio Now Tulip, "the tulip that's saving lives", began as a project by Dutch Rotarians in 2013. The project  purchased the rights to name and sell a new variety of tulip. The project has developed into a very successful fundraiser. To date, over 1.5 million of  tulips have been sold, raising over $2 million US to help fight polio. The Rotary Club of Belleville is joining many other clubs in Canada, the USA, Germany, Switzerland, France and Holland in making this tulip bulb available for sale.
The Rotary Club of Belleville has attractive gift boxes, containing 25 of these beautiful tulips, for sale at $25.00 a box. The End Polio Now tulip features a yellow base highlighted with a red flame. The packaging explains the Polio eradication program and contains planting instructions. Once Rotary reimburses the supplier, the net proceeds, about $15.00 go to Polio Plus. When the funds are matched 2 to 1 by Rotary's partner, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the proceeds from each box will vaccinate 40 children against polio. By purchasing a gift box, you can deliver a lifesaving gift to the children of the world.
This Rotary End Polio Now Tulip project is one of hundreds of projects undertaken by Rotary clubs around the world to raise funds and awareness for Rotary's battle to End Polio Now. Since the first Rotary led polio vaccination effort in the Philippines in 1979, Rotary has contributed $2.2 billion US and countless volunteer hours to vaccinate over 3 billion children in 122 countries.
The program has had tremendous success. In 1986 when Polio Plus was launched, over 350,000 people worldwide were stricken with polio each year. In 2021, only 5 cases were reported in the 2 countries where polio is still circulating, Pakistan and Afghanistan and so far this year, only 1 case has been reported.
Rotary is so close to winning the battle. But your support is still needed to finish the job. Because, as long as the virus is circulating anywhere in the world, every child must be vaccinated. In total , 400 million children must be vaccinated each year.



End Polio Now Tulip

Fall Planting: This product will ship September-October according to your hardiness zone. 
Height 16-20". Bulb size: 12cm+.
Sold as: Pkg of 25
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