Rotary World Help is an organization of Rotary Clubs and ships computers, books, educational, medical, and other goods in 40 foot containers to wherever they are needed around the world.

PNW Passport Club volunteered for the container loading on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  This container was bringing much needed supplies to Panglao, Philippines.
 
There are typically two or three container loadings each month, going to many different parts of the world.  Volunteers are always welcome to help organize and move supplies from the warehouse into the container.  Loading starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 11 or 12. 

Volunteers meet at the warehouse located in the former Riverview Hospital site located at
 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, BC V3C 4J2  (see map below).  Take the interior roadway to the back of the site.
 
 

HISTORY OF ROTARY WORLD HELP

Rotary World Help began in 1992, when local Rotarians visited the Ukraine to help establish the first Rotary club in that country. On witnessing the deplorable state of medical facilities, Rotarians decided to send a container of items to help those in need.|

Since then, Rotary World Help has expanded to 40 Rotary clubs and has now sent shipments to 57 countries.  A conservative estimate puts the value of these goods at over 100 million dollars and benefitting almost 9 million people.

Rotary World Help is an all volunteer registered non-profit society with no payroll and extremely low administration expenses. It gathers, sorts, records, and ships goods in containers.  Those containers include medical, dental, optical, educational, sports and disaster relief goods.

Rotary clubs become a member of Rotary World Help with an annual fee of only $10.

A member club can sponsor all or part of a shipment of a 40’ container to a partnering Rotary club in another country at a cost of only $1,500 to cover the shipping costs plus a contribution to Rotary World Help. The fee covers administration costs, warehousing, pick-up and operation costs of the truck to gather the goods being shipped.

Sometimes a single club will sponsor a container and at other times two or more clubs will come together to share the cost.  But whatever the cost, the impact these donated resources have at their destination is priceless. 
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