WE help TACKLE serious CHALLENGES. HERE ARE just A FEW.
Our Wayne, NJ Rotary chapter has contributed over $600,000 to worthy causes and projects over the last 35 years. Our work spans from local communities to the furthest reaches of international need. We've supported Passaic County Historical Society, Kids be Safe, the Wayne School System, local Wayne nursing homes, the Boys and Girls Club, and we also donate time and funds to the following projects we've highlighted below.
PROVIDING ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES.
Wayne Rotary proudly supports the Foundation for the Handicapped, a program designed to provide long term employment and support to developmentally disabled adults. This Wayne, NJ area organization has brought stability and success to the disadvantaged for decades, and we are grateful for the opportunity to bolster their programs and people.
ASSISTING UNDERFUNDED TOWN DEPARTMENTS.
Born out of necessity, the Wayne Township Memorial First Aid Squad has grown over the past seven decades to become an efficient, well-operated organization that responds to nearly half a million calls each year. Rotary supports these efforts each year, and we also organize to raise money for Wayne Community Policing.
OFFERING FREE HEART SURGERY FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.
Through the Rotary ‘Gift of Life’ project, we help arrange ‘free heart surgery’ for disadvantaged children across the world who suffer from congenital heart diseases. This is a true project of love that reaches beyond borders of caste, creed, religion, race and color. The “Gift of Life” program literally gives life to children who are suffering, thereby touching, changing and making a real difference in the lives of many from all over the world. These children cannot afford high cost of surgery and have no access to quality medical care, but Rotary can remove those barriers and increase the quality of life for that child's family. This project is a classic example of how Rotary can promote peace and understanding between nations through international community service.
ADVANCEMENT OF CHILDREN'S LEARNING.
Our Dictionary Project helps assist students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come.
HELPING ERADICATE POLIO.
To date, Rotary clubs worldwide have contributed $1.2 billion to the polio eradication effort and have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. In 2007, Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnered on polio eradication, when the Gates Foundation gave Rotary a $100 million challenge grant for polio eradication, increasing it to $355 million in 2009. Rotary agreed to raise $200 million in matching funds by June 2012. When the organization achieved its fundraising goal six months ahead of schedule, the Gates Foundation granted Rotary an additional $50 million. Every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication is matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tripling your impact.