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In towns throughout the world, Rotary shows that the town's business leaders, professionals, and public-spirited citizens want to give back to the community.  It fits with our motto - "Service Above Self"

The Rotary Club of Boston cares about our beautiful City and contributes to its continual improvement.  Our club takes this role seriously because we are the 7th oldest Rotary club worldwide out of 32,000, and we celebrated our hundredth birthday in 2009!

In the past years, our projects have included:
Cradles to Crayons  - Sort clothing for children in need
The Women's Lunch Place - Cook and serve meals once a month

Boston Arthritis Foundation - Participated in the Arthritis Walk

Greater Boston Food Bank - Sorted and cleaned cans/boxes of food for food pantries

Home for Little Wanderers - Collected and repaired bicycles for orphans

Long IslandShelter for the Homeless - Collected and donated "tiny toiletries" and and gift-wrapped donations of Christmas clothing

Madison Park Vocational Technical High School

- Donated funds for Uniforms for students to be appropriately dressed for vocational training: Chefs' apparel, Electricians' belts, Hard hats, Hard toe boots, etc.

- Provided summer internships for students at Teen TV

New EnglandShelter for Homeless Veterans - Donated pizzason Veteran's Day

Rosie's Place - Served lunches and dinners

RYLA - Sponsored students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program at Camp Rotary

St. Stephan's Church,South End - Donated and distributed Thanksgiving turkeys

Salvation Army - Rang bells at Downtown Crossing during the holiday season

Salvation Army - Rang bells at Boston City Hall Plaza in memory of 9/11

Salvation Army - Volunteered at the gift and clothing distribution at The Christmas Castle

TenPoint Coalition - Provided start-up funding for first 10 years

VA Hospital in West Roxbury - Flower delivery and visits on Valentine's Day

WGBH Channel 2 Auctions - Telephone bid takers at annual auction