Handwritten cards with a 3D printed "Rotary Rose" attached are being gifted to senior living residents in the local area.
Over 200 cards have been created so far by our club members plus our friends at the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce.
Team Rose: Hunter Owen, Jenny Garner, Greg Garner, John Altland, Joe Cassa, Judy Kingsolver, Mike Herman, Carole Adams, plus the project champion, Rebecca Jeffares.
Feed The Future
The Wheat Ridge Rotary Club's Feed the Future service project, in collaboration with Community Table and Wheat Ridge Elementary Schools, provides supplemental food for children who are in need at participating schools in Wheat Ridge during the school year.
Each Friday, children take home a sack filled with food, including: breakfast, lunch, and snack items, along with fruit and vegetables to see them through the weekend when the safety net of the Free and Reduced Lunch program is not available. To be a part of this program, parents can register their children at their local school any time during the school year.
Contributions to fund this program are needed to maintain this needed and necessary service.
In 2020, we shifted our Club's Holiday Project to a sock/glove/hate drive.
NEW socks, gloves and warm hats were donated along with cash donations.
Stay tuned for more info on our 2021 Holiday Project.
Our Annual Flower Power project helps bring Smiles to Seniors. This year we partnered with Echter’s Gardens, Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, and Food for Thought for lunch. It was a great success. Volunteers delivered 418 petite flowers in pots to 8 senior homes for residents and staff, and two larger plants for each lobby. We enjoyed lunch together afterward in the shade of a flowering tree.
Each year, we award several academic 4-year and vocational 2-year college scholarships.
We provide warm winter coats for school aged children.