Littleton Rotary Foundation

The Littleton Rotary Foundation needs your help in supporting our local and international projects. In addition to implementing our own projects, we provide grants to local non-profits who are having an impact in our community. We also work with other Rotary clubs to impact our global community.

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Educational Programs

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

Our Foundation supports many different avenues of increasing education.

We do this by giving dictionaries to 3rd graders in Littleton Public Schools. This is sometimes the very first book that some of these students have owned.

I Can Read Program - Volunteers go to elementary schools and read with students for an hour each week.

We have an International Exchange Student program sending and receiving students since 1963.

Purchasing equipment for Centennial Academy and supporting their STEM program.

Providing volunteers and financial support for BEST, a robotic competition for local schools.

Providing scholarships to students at Arapahoe Community College.

Sending students to RYLA and YRYLA which is week long Rotary leadership training for middle and high school aged students.
http://www.rmryla.org/

Supporting free orchestral performance opportunities for youth through local symphonies.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Being able to annually send 2 students to RYLA, 3 students to YRYLA, The students visit our club and tell us about their experience and what they learned. The students often say it was the best week of their lives when they come back from these programs.

The thank you letters we receive from the students who receive dictionaries and scholarships from us. The appreciation expressed by school principals, teachers and administrators for our participation and support of their educational programs.

The continued enthusiasm that our club members show in supporting all the different programs we administer.

Community Programs

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Families
Homeless

Description


Arty's Friday Food Bag - At Centennial Academy we have many students who are on food assistance during the week but don't have anything to eat on the weekends. Our foundation funds a food bank that provides a bag of food for these students to take home on the weekends. It provides food for the student (fruit is a treat) and food to prepare family meals. Our volunteers assemble the bags on Thursday to hand out to the students every Friday. We currently have approximately 80 students in the program.

Financial assistance to Meals on Wheels which provides thousands of low cost meals to seniors and disabled. Fundraising assistance to support their capital investment in a permanent facility for their operations.

Hands Across Littleton - Our members volunteer their time, and with supplies bought by our foundation, clean up the yards and exteriors of residents of Littleton who are no longer able to maintain their properties. This includes painting the exterior, raking up leaves in the fall, and cleaning out overgrowth of plants and trees.

Entertainment Tonight - Volunteers go to Libby Bortz Assisted Living once a month and sing with the residents. As well as provide a horse racing game they can participate in. Our members also provide a holiday evening with singing, refreshments and games.

Our members have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on several building projects offering hours of service. We provided funding for a park at a Habitat project in Sheridan.

Financial Assistance to Break Bread, which provides a weekly Saturday night meal to residents in the northern portion of Littleton and any community members who want to attend, to purchase kitchen equipment. Our financial assistance was expanded to provide several meals at local elementary schools for parent events.

We provide scholarships to Littleton Leadership Academy for adults to attend a year long educational program about the government and other organizations within the Littleton Community that work together to provide services and a great quality of life for residents. We also sponsor food and speakers for the program.

Our members helped Wreaths Across America place wreaths at Fort Logan Cemetery to honor our veterans. We support Nourish Meals on Wheels by providing financial assistance to fund meals for low-income seniors. We support Family Promise which provides housing, nutrition and employment services to homeless families. We support Doctors Care which provides medical services to low income families. We provide financial support to Integrated Family Community Services for their food bank and programs for low income families.

We provided financial assistance to Severe Weather Shelter Network and Family Promise that provides services to homeless families and individuals and to Love, Inc. which provides services to community members in need.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The happy faces of children taking their bag of food home for the weekend and the feedback we have received from the principal at Centennial Academy.

The reaction of homeowners after we have completed the clean up of their yards. The involvement and enthusiasm of the residents of the Libby Bortz Assisted Living when we visit.

The appreciation and thank you letters we receive from veterans, the Leadership Academy and other organizations we support.

The continued enthusiasm that our club members show in supporting all the different programs and the satisfaction they receive from providing a service to the community.

Health Programs

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

General Public
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)

Description



One of our new international project is Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth is Complete in Peru. The mission of this project is to improve the quality of care the day of childbirth for the women and newborns in Loreto, Peru by equipping birth attendants with the skills needed to save mothers' lives. We are providing materials that will be used for the training.

Arty's Friday Food Bag provides food to low income children at Centennial Elementary to take home for the weekend, thereby decreasing food insecurity and good nutrition in that population. Volunteers purchase, store and package food on a weekly basis during the school year.

We support Doctors Care which provides free or low cost medical services to low income families.

Financial assistance to Rocky Mountain Stroke Center which focuses on stroke education, prevention and treatment.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Thank you letters and personal testimonials that come from the program recipients.

The continued enthusiasm that our club members show in supporting all the different programs we administer.

International Programs

Class

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security 

Beneficiaries

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
General population

Description

Annually the Littleton Rotary Foundation provides $10,000 for various international programs that focus on water and sanitation, health, education, economic development and health and nutrition.

Recent health projects include Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth is Complete in Peru, support of a dental clinic in Katmandu and Brazil and medical equipment in Romania.

Water, sanitation and hygiene programs have included building Bio Sand filters for communities in Nicaragua, a well system in Nicaragua, and other water and sanitation projects in Africa and Central America.

We supported economic development projects in Guatemala and Zimbabwe and a literacy project in Guatemala.

International projects are done in conjunction with other Rotary Clubs in the US and the recipient country.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Thank you letters and reports from the communities that receive assistance, photos of completed projects and requests for additional funding for projects to improve the lives of their communities.

The continued enthusiasm that our club members show in supporting all the different programs we administer.

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