Here’s the gist of it: Donating $1 to have your pinkie “painted” purple is a symbol for one polio immunization. The estimated cost to immunize one child from polio is $1, and when each child gets immunized, Rotarians mark their pinkies with a topical purple dye to prevent double dosages. Funds raised during our Purple Pinkie Project will go to Rotary International’s End Polio Now efforts.
Find a Purple Pinkie Project station near you:
- At UMPI, in the Center for Innovative Learning (formerly the Library), from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
- At NMCC, in the Akeley Student Center, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. UMPI and NMCC Education students will staff this table.
- At TAMC, Main Entrance and cafeteria, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Members of UMPI’s BioMedical Club will staff these tables.
- At UMPI’s Houlton Higher Education Center, at the front desk, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Purple Pinkie stations will also be set up for employees at MMG Insurance (staffed by UMPI Business Club members), and for students and staff at Presque Isle High School, Presque Isle Middle School, Zippel Elementary School, Pine St. Elementary School, Mapleton Elementary School, and Easton Junior-Senior High School on Oct. 24.
Paint your pinkie purple (or get multiple digits painted for $1 each) and help us to End Polio Now!