Category: Service Projects

January 23rd, 2017 by Nicole Voigt

Collection items due by Feb. 15th

The Rotary eClub Engages in Service to Support the Safe Harbor Shelter

In January and February of 2017, the Rotary eClub is collecting items needed for the Safe Harbor Shelter, located in Easton, PA.  Safe Harbor is in need of many items to help the hundreds of homeless men & woman who use their shelter each week.   Items can be purchased or donated from your items around the house.

Some suggested Items needed by the shelter:

Tissues, plastic utensils, paper plates, towels, flip flops, weatherproof gloves & hats, Lysol cleaning supplies/spray, combination locks, disposable razors and travel size shampoo, soap, deodorant.

Drop off locations are:

Michelle Heide’s office, located at: 1318 Route 31 N. 2nd floor, Annandale

Or Sue Sabol’s porch located at 12 Myrtle Ave. Lebanon Boro

Collection items due by Feb. 15, 2017.

For more information on how to help, click here.

Safe Harbor Shelter, Mission Statement

Safe Harbor Easton is dedicated to empowering and educating homeless men and women, and to helping them to achieve a better way of life. To that end, we provide safe, secure housing and case management for all clients. It is our mission to see that everyone who comes to us is given the means and opportunity to live a life of fulfillment and recovery.

Posted in Club News, Maternal & child health, Poverty and Hunger, Service Projects

November 20th, 2015 by admin

This year, the Rotary eClub of Hunterdon Horizon is enjoying its 2nd annual Christmas Caroling at the Hunterdon Care Center.

Bring your voices and holiday cheer and join us in bringing holiday cheer to the care center!

To join us, register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xvyhnjvab&oeidk=a07ebuxn7at911d37b9.

Posted in Elder Issues, Service Projects

July 30th, 2015 by admin

The Rotary eClub holds an annual service project in August, enjoying fellowship at a potluck bonfire while collecting school supplies for donation to children on the Fort Peck Native American reservation.  This forum provides inspiration and and opportunity to discuss issues facing children on Native American Reservations.  Please join us for the potluck on August 28th, and watch the below videos for this week’s forums.

TOPIC: On reservations, at-risk Native American youths find few places to turn — Watch: https://youtu.be/Hdt9ZBQy7WM

TOPIC: Little Wound High School Students Respond to Outsider’s View of Reservation Life — Watch.  https://youtu.be/s1S4jk3Nk5s 

Please join the discussion, below!

Posted in Children, Poverty and Hunger, Service Projects, Social Justice / Peace

September 14th, 2014 by Nicole Voigt

Thanks to Amara Willey for organizing our harvest with America’s Grow-a-Row.  It was a great event!  Looking forward to next year.

Posted in Service Projects

September 13th, 2014 by Nicole Voigt

Watch 10 short videos, in sequence, here:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFAF5696087B39983

Join the discussion, below.

Posted in Service Projects

November 9th, 2013 by Nicole Voigt

Please join us from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday, November 9 for a day of service with America’s Grow-a-Row. We will be harvesting produce at Longmeadow Farm in Hope, NJ. We will mostly likely be harvesting apples and squash. 

Feel free to invite your spouse or children to help out!

 

What to wear: Dress for the weather and dress to get dirty. Sturdy shoes such as sneakers or boots are advised. Gardening or Work Gloves are recommended. Sunscreen/hats if very sunny.

What to bring: Water bottles, snacks if desired

 

Please RSVP for yourselves and any guests so we can give an estimated head count. Hope to see you there!

America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce. 

At America’s Grow-a-Row we:

  • Provide fresh, healthy produce to those in need
  • Educate people of all generations about hunger and ways to help
  • Introduce our youth to farming and healthy eating
  • Cultivate tomorrow’s leaders to give back
  • Contribute to the sustainability of agriculture

 

As a dynamic grassroots organization, America’s Grow‐a‐Row’s impact is resonating throughout the entire state of New Jersey by addressing the complex problems of hunger and food insecurity through an approach that integrates the efforts of an extensive network of volunteers; the growing, gleaning, and distribution of free fresh, healthy produce; and the implementation of a comprehensive hunger and nutrition education program. Our multi‐level approach to addressing the hunger and nutrition crises makes us unique. We are the only organization in NJ tackling these issues from multiple angles. We have donated 2 million pounds of free fresh produce since our inception in 2002.  Currently 1 in 5 New Jersey children is food insecure and 12% of New Jersey residents suffer from hunger.Reducing the number of people who suffer from hunger requires significant resources, both financial and human.  We rely on funding from foundations, corporations, and individual supporters and do not accept any state or federal funding.

www.americasgrowarow.org

Posted in Poverty and Hunger, Service Projects

April 20th, 2013 by Nicole Voigt

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Clinton Sunrise

Posted in Environment, Service Projects

March 26th, 2013 by Nicole Voigt

Herb Garden Planning: Our first meeting will be Tuesday, March 26th at 1:30 pm at the RCE office in Hunterdon.   If you can attend this meeting, contact Rebecca Magron, at magron@NJAES.Rutgers.edu.

“Growing Lives One Seed at a Time” is a unique garden pilot initiative involving the partnership of Rotary International and Rutgers University and its Entities in 5 counties throughout Central New Jersey. The partnership is committed to focusing on providing opportunities for accommodating a broad spectrum of audiences, with varying and diverse limitations, ages, and abilities via Enabling Gardens. The partnership will plan, design, introduce, and implement Enabling Garden Spaces, which by definition are growing environments that invite and permit participation by various individuals or groups.

Who can benefit? People of all ages at any stage of life.

  1. No one should be denied the benefits of working with plants
  1. Anyone can be successful with plants on some level
  1. Successes with plants can lead to other successes in our lives
  1. Plants are universally appealing: They are part of the human experience at a very early age
  1. Goals may vary between populations and between individuals

 

Posted in Environment, Service Projects, Social Issues

February 1st, 2013 by Nicole Voigt

Each February, the Rotary Club of Flemington hosts its annual Soup Cook-off at Hunterdon Central High School.  Area restaurants serve out samples of soup, and attendants vote for their favorites.  The cash raised through admission tickets is donated to area food pantries.  Donations of canned goods are also collected and distributed to food pantries.  This even it a lot of fun and a great success every year!

The Rotary eClub of Hunterdon Horizon provides volunteer support for the event, when requested by the Rotary Club of Flemington.

Posted in Health and Safety, Poverty and Hunger, Service Projects