Community Service

community_servCommunity service focuses on public service activities performed by club members. Here are just some of the service activities we performed over the past year and also plan to perform this year:

Care & Share Food Drive — We conduct one or two for drives during the year to support Care & Share, our local food bank.

Shoes for Little Souls — In partnership with Kohl’s Department Store, we donate money and assist children in need to purchase school clothing and shoes. The children are selected by the local Samaritan House

For The Troops — Over the last few years, we have collected care package items for For The Troops, which sends care packages to our troops stationed overseas. We have also sponsored several letter writing campaigns in which we have collected close to 1,000 letters to our troops from students throughout the city. In addition, we held one of our regular meetings at For The Troops last year.

Sarah’s House — Sarah’s House is a non-profit, Christian Maternity Home dedicated to helping homeless, single and expectant mothers who want to make positive changes in their life, while in a secure, residential setting. Last year we sponsored a clothing and items drive to help with the shelter and plan to do so this year.

YMCA Makeover Project — Every year we participate in a project to help the YMCA with a makeover project somewhere in the community. This year the project was to do some structural repair and painting to a building at Lincoln Elementary school.

Holiday Children’s Bike Assembly — Every year we participate with other Rotary clubs in town to donate and assemble bicycles for needy children.

Holiday Care & Share Food & Toy Drive — We participate in the food and toy drive sponsored by our local food bank.

Dictionary Drive — Every year the Rotary clubs of Simi Valley donate dictionaries that are given to 2nd grade students students in elementary schools throughout Simi Valley. Las year, we gave out about 1,500 dictionaries.

Reading by Nine – We make book donations to 3rd graders in an elementary school that we “adopt” every year. Last year, we distributed about 500 books to students at Justin Elementary school and spent several hours reading to them as well.

Service above self!