Community Service Projects

 

 LifeNet4Families

Lifenet4Families

Rotary Project Coordinator: Margarita Lartitegui

 

LifeNet4Families is one of Broward County's largest social service agencies that provides food, counseling, clothing, food stamps, showers, mail room and other services to individuals and families in need. Some 500-700 people receive help here daily.  We assist every other month on a Saturday morning to serve food for over 100 homeless people and we continue to frequently collect clothing and toiletries items for their quarterly drives. Annually we assist with the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive event at the Post Office collecting canned food from the local routes and packaging them for the food pantry at LifeNet.

Volunteer opportunities: 4th Saturday morning every other month, ongoing collections of clothing, toiletries, etc.


 

 Jubilee Center of South Florida

Jubilee Center of South Broward

Rotary Project Coordinator: Steve LaVault

 

The Jubilee Center provides comprehensive non-shelter services to meet emergency needs including a daily soup kitchen, clothing closet, hygiene kits, emergency groceries, legal aid, ID's, filing assistance for food stamps and Medicaid, and other services as available. We are continuing to support this shelter by assisting where we can with improvements to their facility such as installing new baseboards. We visit the center every other month on a Tuesday morning to assist in their soup kitchen for about 50 homeless people.

Volunteer opportunities: 3rd Tuesday morning every other month, ongoing collections of clothing, books, shoes, etc.


 

 Kids in Distress

Kids in Distress

Rotary Project Coordinator: Dalia Quinones-Zayas

 

KID serves more than 11,000 at-risk children and their families in Broward and Palm Beach counties each year through a continuum of solution focused programs. Dalia works with the Auxillary group which provides fundraising support and resources to KID. Some of our members are becoming trained to work with at-risk children on a more frequent basis.

Volunteer opportunities: Collect toys for holidays, set up visits with families, support various fundraisers throughout the year.


 

 Honor Flight South Florida

Honor Flight South Florida

Rotary Project Coordinator: Jim Norton & John Cross

 

The expressed purpose of this organization is to make it possible for Veterans to visit their Memorials in Washington, DC built and dedicated to the wartime period that they served the United States of America. They honor American Military Veterans by taking them to their memorials devoted to their service in Washington D.C. at no cost to them.  We supported them this year by sponsoring Rotarians as guardians to accompany veterans on two honor flight trips to Washington DC. We also participated in their welcome home parade at the end of the day trip.

Volunteer opportunities: Flights take off 4 times a year looking for participants on the flight or at the parades, fundraisers occur throughout the year.


 

 Gilda's Club

Gilda's Club

Rotary Project Coordinator: TBA

 

Gilda’s Club South Florida is a free cancer support community for women, men, children, and teens with all types of cancer and their families and friends. They offer support groups, educational and lifestyle workshops, specialized children’s and teen programs, and social events in a nonresidential, non-medical, home-like setting. The clubhouse is located in a historic home in downtown Fort Lauderdale on the Tarpon River.

Volunteer opportunities: June annual summer Kids day for families.


 

 Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Rotary Project Coordinator: Pete Gannett

 

Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking and deserving families. They  build homes in partnership with families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with us to purchase a home of their own.  We have participated in various construction projects this year at their Pompano site.

Volunteer opportunities: Worksite opportunities occur throughout the year.


 

 Harvest Drive

Harvest Drive

Rotary Project Coordinator: Jack Mannix & Mark Bertram

 

Harvest Drive provides an opportunity for students to give directly back to their community by working in conjunction with community partners, provide food and other necessities including gently worn clothing and gently used household items to Broward County schools’ families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday and throughout the year. We will volunteer at their event this November and coordinate a box wrapping program in the coming year.

Volunteer opportunities: Main volunteer event occurs in November, various other fundraisers/small box packing events occur throughout the year.


 

 Challenger Baseball

Challenger Baseball

Rotary Project Coordinator: John Antonelli

 

The Little League Challenger Program is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges to give these individuals the ability to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport. We support the team who play out of Weston Regional Park by volunteering to be “buddies” during the game.

Volunteer opportunities: Games occur every spring on Sunday afternoons at Weston Regional Park.


 

 Bikes for Africa

Bikes for Africa

Rotary Project Coordinator: Keith Heron & Winston McDoom

 

Co-collaborative Rotary project with Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek in which we collect and send over 400 bicycles to a local south African Rotary Club for distribution to rural communities in need. The two groups have been working together since 2017 and have sent over 1,200 bikes to Africa.

Volunteer opportunities: Collection of bikes throughout the year and at the Run, day in January/February dedicated to dissembling and loading into container.

 

 

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The Rotary Club of Weston addresses the service needs of our community through its organizational capabilities, member skills, volunteerism, and funding support. We focus our community service activities in the areas of Services to Youth (including education /scholarship/ learning development), Services to Families In Need, and International Projects as needs are identified.

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