Giving Back

Our Rotary club typically has one service project each month in which we help our local community.

To learn more about our service projects, please read on.

New Avenue Foundation “Share the Love Fest” music celebration of Our Community Cup Coffeehouse 2nd year – February 11, 2017
Donated $500 and will help staff the music festival to support solidarity and love and their mission to help families and caregivers of poeple with disabilities have better lives.
Project Participants: Jim
Leader: Jim
Rotary Category: Economic & Community Development


Holiday donations – December 2016
Adopt four children – DELCO C&FS (Donna Hollis contact). Donated $500 worth of gifts to 4 children in need.
Project Participants: Jim/Jeanne/Mike/Claire
Leader: Jeanne
Rotary Category: Peace & Conflict Resolution/ Armed Services Support


Laundry Love – November 2016
Donated $300 to subsidize one or more weeks of laundry for the homeless and others in need.
Project Participants: Jeanne
Leader: Jeanne
Rotary Category: Maternal & Child Health/Family Health


Thanksgiving Turkeys – November 2016
Collect turkeys and food for donation to families in need for Thanksgiving.
Project Participants: All
Leader: Mike
Rotary Category: Maternal & Child Health/Family Health


New Avenue Foundation “Giving Thanks Fest” music festival – November 2016
Donated $200 and helped staff the music festival to raise funds for Chester Eastside and their mission to help support families in need.
Project Participants: Claire, Jim
Leader: Jim
Rotary Category: Economic & Community Development


Six Degrees of Delaware County – October 2016
Raised $15,000 to help support first responders in Delaware County. Our partner in this effort was the Rotary Club of Glen Mills/Thornbury.
Project Participants: Everyone
Leader: Dan
Rotary Category: Economic & Community Development


Creek cleanup – April 2016
Partnered with CRC Watershed Association to clean up the creek behind the Springfield Mall.
Project Participants: Mikael, Claire, Jeanne, Dan
Leader: Dan
Rotary Category: Economic & Community Development


Project One Book – Francy Cross, Chester Rotary – April 2016
Donated $100. Participate in Project One Book – reading to kindergartners
Project Participants: Jim, Dan, Jeanne + others
Leader: Jeanne
Rotary Category: Basic Education & Literacy


Outreach to Haiti OR East Coast Green Trail – March 2016
Donated $800. Explore possibilities for service.
Project Participants: No current service opportunities
Leader: Claire
Rotary Category: Economic & Community Development


Family Promise – March 2016
Donated $500. Collaborate with Unitarian church to prepare and serve 1 dinner to approximately 14 individuals in homeless families, and help children with homework or read to them.
Project Participants: Jeanne, Mike, Jim, Claire, Dan, Joyce
Leader: Jeanne
Rotary Category: Basic Education & Literacy, Maternal & Child Health/Family Health


New Avenue Foundation “Share the Love Fest” music festival – February 2016
Donated $500 and helped staff the music festival to raise funds to help adults with disabilities find employment, get transportation and enjoy life. Here is a link to an article in the Delco Times about the festival.
Project Participants: Claire, Jeanne, Mikael, Mike, Carol
Leader: Jim
Rotary Category: Economic & Community Development


Holiday donations – December 2015
Adopt a family – DELCO C&FS (Donna Hollis contact). Donated $500 worth of gifts to a DELCO Family in need.
Project Participants: All
Leader: Jim/Jeanne
Rotary Category: Peace & Conflict Resolution/ Armed Services Support


Thanksgiving Turkeys – November 2015
Collect turkeys and food for donation to families in need for Thanksgiving.
Project Participants: All
Leader: Mike
Rotary Category: Maternal & Child Health/Family Health