Every Friday, a Rotarian volunteers two hours to Meals on Wheels to distribute meals to the needy.
We've set up a SignUp Genius page to facilitate the process of claiming spots for Meals on Wheels delivery.
The State College Rotary Club received a District Community Matching Grant and will be supporting The Jared Box Project. Jared Boxes were started in 2001 by the children of Our Lady of Victory School to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with courage and faith that continues to inspire us all.
As part of the grant, we provided 400 boxes to other organizations for them to fill with items and cards. Now as Rotarians we are taking over and putting together 110 boxes – providing the boxes, and items to fill them. Each box contains small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books and fun activities selected for a specific age and gender. These boxes are given out by hospital staff when a children comes in. Children and their parents are so thankful for these boxes that showcase the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope and love.
Dictionaries for 3rd grade students in State College and Penns Valley
International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians – Honor local scouts by participating in their Court of Honor, when they receive rank of Eagle Scout or Gold Award. Honorees are presented with a Rotary Four-Way Test Challenge Coin, certificate and a donation is made in their name to Polio Plus.
Salvation Army – Red Kettle Campaign – volunteers ring the bell for donations. December 2021
Walmart North Atherton, Grocery Entrance
The Rotary Club of State College, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Bandra West (India), has submitted a Global Grant for Water Filtration Systems in rural Palghar, Maharashtra State, Western India.
It will serve 30 schools and ~ 10K students and staff.
Twice a year, Rotarians clean up a section of Route 26 between Whitehall Road and Pine Grove Mills.
Peanuts for Polio
We obtain grants for local projects. Rotary District 7360 matches 100% of what the club contributes. Some of the past District community grants are listed below.
Our club has awarded these grants for many years to local organizations.
September is Stock the Box month for ShelterBox (SB), a global organization who believes in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital.
There is a crispness in the air and that means it’s time for the Annual State College Rotary Take-Out Meal Sale (aka Sandwich Sale.
For $10, you have a choice of either Turkey or Roast Beef on a fresh baked roll (prepared by DelGrosso Foods), pickle slices, bag of chips and chocolate chip cookie (fresh from Penn State Bakery).
Partnering with local law enforcement, Rotary provides (free) Child ID USB keys to Centre Country parents.
Salvation Army – Red Kettle Campaign – volunteers ring the bell for donations. December 2021, Walmart North Atherton, Grocery Entrance
545pm : Country Inn & Suites, 1357 E. College Ave, State College, PA
As part of a District 7360 Community Grant we provided 400 boxes to other organizations for them to fill with items and cards. Now as Rotarians we are taking over and putting together 110 boxes – providing the boxes, and items to fill them.
Please join us on May 10th as we become young children and put together these Jared boxes!