Every year our members coordinate fundraising events to raise money for the Rotary Foundation, community service and humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally as part of our regular club activities. We work with a variety of local, national and international charities that align with our club’s values and mission across areas including indigenous health, family community service, water sanitation, children’s education and infectious disease.
Our current service projects include:
Australian Red Cross’ Breakfast Club provides a healthy start to the day for children who would otherwise go to school hungry. These children live in the areas of greatest need around Australia.
Providing a free healthy breakfast within a school breakfast program helps children achieve their best in the classroom and in the playground.
Bell Bardia Community Meal Program
The Bell Bardia Community Meal Program was set up in 2011 and is jointly run by Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg, the Exodus Community and Olympic Adult Education.
End Polio Now is Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate poliovirus. Although there is no cure for polio, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
Indigenous Health Scholarships support Indigenous students to undertake tertiary training in nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, dentistry and other health-related degrees at university. These scholarships help Indigenous students to overcome barriers to tertiary study and qualification.
We represent the 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care.
We advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.
3081 Angels are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation which collects quality, preloved baby and children’s goods to give to families in need in West Heidelberg and the surrounding suburbs in Banyule.
Chancez Cafes offer NDIS-funded learning pathways. These can prepare you for future employment or next-step training in a supportive environment. Each cafe is a popular local venue known for great coffee and friendly service. People become part of the community and are valued.