What is the Four Way Test? Steve Neuner 2021-11-15 05:00:00Z 0 collaboration,empathy,ethics,four way test,rotary
Join us on January 27 for our Community Service Awards Dinner Steve Neuner 2021-10-29 04:00:00Z 0 Voorhees Community Service Awards
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Hope Church Food Pantry Partnership- providing Essential Personal Care Products to persons in need

Hope Church Food Pantry Partnership- providing Essential Personal Care Products to persons in need

The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club has launched the Essential Products Initiative, in partnership with the Hope Church Pantry at the Meeting Place. Its goal and mission is to help meet a continuing demand by people in need of essential personal care products, such as diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products and adult incontinence products. These necessities are less available to food pantries than the variety of food products commonly supplied by area food banks.
 
According to Erica DePalma, Director of the Hope Church Food Pantry at the Meeting Place, the number of people that The Pantry is serving has exploded in the last 18 months.  In September alone the Pantry delivered food to over 440 families. Of those families, greater than 80 percent need and ask for essential personal care products.  The Pantry cannot meet that need with the funds and donations available.
 
Making these products available to families in need is not just a matter of quality of life. It also promotes family stability. The Camden County Prosecutor uncovered a close link between a lack of diapers and domestic abuse.
 
These products are available in only limited quantities from area food banks. The Pantry and the Rotary Club are working to expand sources of supply, and grants and donations to support this necessary initiative.
 
The Hope Church Pantry has been in existence for 12 years and has grown from a closet in the church to a stand-alone building on the church property in Voorhees, at the corner of Cooper Road and Centennial Blvd. The Pantry serves low-income people regardless of race, gender or religious affiliation in Voorhees and the surrounding areas.
 
The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club has been an active presence in Voorhees since 2005 and has been recognized locally, regionally and by Rotary International for its efforts, engagement and commitment to helping others.  VBRC volunteers help pack and distribute items from The
Pantry and engage in a lot of other projects. Through volunteerism, donations and grants, we hope to support this project and others to improve the quality of life for those in need.
 
Hope Church Food Pantry Partnership- providing Essential Personal Care Products to persons in need Steve Neuner 2021-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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