Community Service includes activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their local community. Activities and programs are intended to meet community needs such as promoting literacy, helping the elderly and disabled, or providing opportunities for local youth.
Fredericktowne Rotary is involved with several ongoing community service projects.
Homework Club Program at Parkway Elementary School
Fredericktowne Rotary provides several volunteer members for an hour of tutoring everyday after school. We provide funding to support the program through our fund at the Community Foundation. Additionally, we have raised over one thousand dollars to assist in the purchase of new playground equipment, and we continue to support other needs at the school.
Community Living, Inc.
Community Living is a local, non-profit group, that is part of ARC of Frederick County. They have been providing residential services for Frederick County citizens with developmental disabilities since 1979. Our club has assisted the organization by providing manpower hours, twice a year, for fix-up and cleanup at one of the resident homes. We also give presents at Christmas time to Community Living to provide supplies and appliances for the resident housing.
Club members will spend four times each year patrolling and cleaning trash from a ½ mile section of Rt. 15 at the North end of town.
Other projects that our club participates with include ringing bells for the Salvation Army during the Winter Holiday season, raising money for Big Brothers/ Big Sisters by participating in their Bowl-A-Thon fund raiser, and "Adopting Families" during the Christmas holiday. We are always looking for opportunites to contribute to the local community...If you would like more information on these projects or would like to learn how you could help, please contact us!