About Community Service
Rotarians have put Service Above Self for more than a century. Through the Avenue of Community Service, Rotarians give back to the places where we live. The projects are as varied as the Rotary clubs that carry them out, but all address the needs of our community.
Objectives of the Community Service Committee
The objectives of the Community Service Committee are to identify, promote, and fund suitable projects and initiatives in Sammamish and surrounding communities, which merit financial and/or physical support by the Rotary Club of Sammamish.
The Goals of the Community Service Committee
- To encourage families; strengthen communities; build a better world
- To foster interaction between the Rotary Club and the residents of Sammamish and surrounding communities
The members of the Rotary Club of Sammamish work hard to earn the funds to support community service projects. We work just as hard volunteering in our communities to support programs helping people in need. Whether it is Thanksgiving food baskets or Christmas presents for victims of domestic violence or hosting a food drive for the food bank, it all focuses on building a stronger community network.
Are you interested in helping our cause? Volunteer at the Nightmare at Beaver Lake or join us for breakfast, directions in the sidebar, to learn more about the Rotary and our Club.
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Non-profits supported the past year
Grants are issued twice each year; spring and fall. The listing below is for the last two grant periods, fall 2016 and spring 2017.
Community Service Committee grants 2016-2017 – Totaling Over $40,000
The mission at Acres of Diamonds is to help women and their children devastated by homelessness heal, learn life-skills and rebuild their lives as they discover the life they were created for. From the beginning, Acres of Diamonds has set out to ensure that every...read more
Athletes for Kids is an organization with a program focused upon building supportive, mentoring relationships between high school athletes and children who have disabilities and special needs of all kinds. Funding used for Youth Development and Training Equipment....read more
Since 1989, Attain Housing has provided transitional and permanent housing, case management and support services, helping families with children move forward from homelessness to stability. Having a safe place to lay your head at night is critical for survival. In...read more
Bridge Disability Ministries mission is to help people with disabilities live full and meaningful lives. It provides medical equipment, case management services and events for the spirit. Grant issued by Sammamish Rotary spring 2017 to fund Medical Equipment For...read more
The mission of Congregation For the Homeless is to end homelessness on the Eastside by helping men make the transition from life on the street to stable, independent living. We do this by helping men to successfully make the transition from homelessness to permanent...read more
The mission of the Chinese Information and Service Center is to create opportunities for Asian immigrants and their families to succeed by helping them make the transition to a new life while keeping later generations in touch with their rich heritage. Grant issued...read more
Eastside Baby Corner makes a positive difference in the lives of children and families in need by collecting and purchasing children’s items and distributing them, free of charge, through local social service agencies. Grant issued by Sammamish Rotary spring 2017 to...read more
Eastside Friends of Seniors serve the senior community by providing transportation to medical appointments, assistance with shopping and errands, providing help with home and yard chores, providing transportation for social visits and providing information and...read more
Encompass Northwest began in 1966 by a group of parents, seeking a school and a ‘place to belong’ for children in the community with special needs. Today, Encompass provides education and pediatric therapy programs to typically-developing children and those with...read more
Friends of Youth provide Child Welfare Services including Foster care, residential treatment and emergency shelter for youth; Youth and Family Services such a mental health, chemical dependency counseling, prevention and parenting assistance; and Homeless Youth...read more
Hopelink provided programs and services to 63,700 low-income residents in King and Snohomish Counties in 2016. In total, 21,641 individuals received food, shelter, heat, employment counseling, adult education, and/or financial assistance. Transportation was provided...read more
HopeFest is the brainchild of Eastlake High School Rotary Interact club in 2015 and has been reported to be a Great Nonprofit in the State of Washington. The 2017 festival involved over 250 volunteers and generous donations from local sponsors and served more than 800...read more
For more than 30 years, Imagine Housing has been rooted in East King County, dedicated to the creation and preservation of permanent affordable rental housing for low-income families, seniors, veterans and individuals. Our current portfolio of 576 apartments in...read more
The goal if ICS is to give emergency financial aid to local families when an emergency arises. A grant was issued in the Fall of 2016 for eviction avoidance funding. A grant was issued in the Spring of 2017 to fund basic needs, emergency assistance and strategic...read more
The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is committed to providing quality food, clothing and other items to our customers; people helping people. A grant was issued by Sammamish Rotary in the Fall of 2016 to create a holiday gift barn. A grant was issued by Sammamish...read more
The Issaquah School Foundation in partnership with the Issaquah School District, drives resources to help all students achieve the promise of their potential. Their aim is to advance academic achievement, support struggling students, promote professional development...read more
The mission of Jobs for Washington’s Graduates is to help youth overcome life and academic obstacles enabling them to stay in school, graduate and successfully transition to continued education and quality entry-level careers. Grant issued by Sammamish Rotary spring...read more
Kindering was founded in 1962 by five mothers of children with disabilities and has grown into the largest Early Intervention center serving children birth-to-three in the Pacific Northwest. We offer a full range of physical, occupational, and speech therapies;...read more
Pantry Packs, powered by Lake Washington Schools Foundation, provides weekend packs of food for more than 800+ Lake Washington School District students each week who are identified as being “food insecure.” Pantry Packs are delivered to 40+ participating schools,...read more
LifeWire is on a mission to end domestic violence and create a world where every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. (See PPT Presentation) Grant issued by Sammamish Rotary fall 2016 to fund their Emergency...read more
NAMI Eastside, is the East King County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are a community-based non-profit organization that provides services that focus on the concerns of all those affected by mental illness. Our members include families,...read more
Rotary First Harvest connects farmers, truckers, volunteers, and food banks to reduce hunger and food waste. Our club has very close ties to Rotary First Harvest with Rebecca Jay on their Board, Katy Boehm working there, it being a 5030 district organization and our...read more
Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services‘ mission is to help people reclaim their lives. We provide life-changing services to those experiencing homelessness by working with our communities to provide emergency shelter, social services, and connections to permanent...read more
The mission of YMCA help build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. From athletics to academic achievement, summer camp to senior activities and volunteerism to violence...read more
Youth Eastside Services education and prevention services empower young people and families to pursue decisions, habits and activities that promote their own well-being. This includes evidence-based mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and psychiatric...read more
For more information, contact:
Community Service Committee Chair