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.
Does your organization need funding for a great project?
Non-profits supported the past year
Grants are issued twice each year; spring and fall. The listing below is the last two grant periods, with a summary table, and a listing that includes information regarding the non-profit organizations and the use of the grant.
Hopelink has a theory of removing people out of poverty. First, Hopelink services help clients achieve stability through the provision of basic needs, such as shelter and food. By achieving stability, the harmful effects of poverty are eased for all family members....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
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. A...read more
Since 1989, Attain Housing has provided transitional housing, case management and support services for families with children facing homelessness. Attain Housing's mission is to reduce homelessness and hunger in King County. With 33 apartments in East King County, our...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
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
Harvest Against Hunger, formally Rotary First Harvest connects farmers, truckers, volunteers, and food banks to reduce hunger and food waste. Our club has very close ties to Harvest Against Hunger with Rebecca Jay on their Board, Katy Boehm working there, it being a...read more
The mission of St. Vincent de Paul is to listen, engage, and build relationships that assist and advocate for individuals and families to meet basic needs and achieve stability and self-sufficiency. (See PPT Presentation) Grants issued by Sammamish Rotary Fall 2016...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