Building Responsible Youth Through Service in the community


Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates gently used bikes and we volunteer to clean and refurbish them, and then they give them away to kids in need.


Planting Trees

Rotary International Immediate Past President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley  challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows global warming.
“It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said. “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself.”

Minnetonka Rotarians took that challenge and joined Rotarians by planting trees behind the Minnetonka City Hall. The photo on the left is of the Rotary EcoClub tree planting day in Westwood Hills Park in St. Louis Park in September where one Minnetonka Rotarian participated.

Highway 7 Clean Up


Twice a year, Minnetonka Rotarians clean up a stretch of Highway 7 in Minnetonka. Cleaning the roadsides keeps roadsides beautiful, free of litter, saves taxpayers money, and helps the environment. 


Resource West - Back to School

Through Resource West's Back-to-School program, K-12 students can receive a new backpack filled with basic, grade-specific school supplies. It is a great joy to watch the children pick out their new backpack and supplies. We love taking the time to pack school supplies! This year we packed over 400 bags of school supplies in two nights.


Books of Africa

A simple name for an organization with a simple mission: to end the book famine in Africa. They collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to African students of all ages. With Minnetonka Rotary's help, they will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.


Loaves and Fishes 

Loaves and Fishes serves free, nutritious meals to people in need in areas where that need is greatest. The enhanced mission emphasizes nutrition in every meal, which includes a local farm-to-table approach during Minnesota’s growing season. They are always guided by our vision that all people, regardless of socioeconomic, cultural or ethnic background, deserve to meet their basic needs for food, dignity and respect.

Minnetonka Rotary Club sponsors two meals a year. Rotarians help prepare, serve, and clean up the meal.  This project is a favorite of our club members. 


District Conference Done-In-A-Day Project Dignity Packs

Minnetonka Rotary donated several hundred products to be added to dignity packs which were assembled at the 2018 District Conference. 1000 dignity packs with a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, lotion, non-perishable snacks, chap stick, and a water bottle were assembled. 

Cornerstone bank distribute (through Law Enforcement supporting human trafficked victims).