Why Support Hammonton Rotary Club?
Hammonton Rotary Club sponsors various fundraisers including its annual Homemade Wine Tasting, Sauce vs Gravy Event and a Harley Davidson raffle so it can continue supporting the community locally and globally. So what does your generous support of our many fundraisers pay for?
Support for Our Youth
Scholarships – Every year since 2001 the Hammonton Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation has awarded at least one $2,000 scholarship to a local graduating high senior.
RYLA – Every summer the club sponsors area high school juniors to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program at the Richard Stockton University. They join more than 150 outstanding students for a four-day, all-expenses-paid program of challenging experiences and leadership training.
Youth Sports – Since its inception in 1958 the Hammonton Rotary Club has sponsored youth sports teams. Today that tradition continues through support of local baseball, basketball, soccer and wrestling teams. Past projects have included the construction of a concession stand for the soccer field, a little league scoreboard and support of the indoor practice building at the Hammonton Lake Park.
Interact – The club sponsors the Interact Club at St. Joseph High School and Buena Regional High School. The youth service clubs engage in numerous projects from spending time with senior citizens and raising money for Hurricane Sandy relief, to helping out with Habitat for Humanity, Downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday program and the Hammonton Halloween and Christmas parades.
Support for Our Town
Bike Racks – The Hammonton Rotary Club is continuing its plan to install eco-friendly bike racks around town to help make the community a friendlier place for pedal-powered travel.
Police and Fire Departments – In 2011 the Hammonton Rotary Club contributed $6,000 toward the purchase and training of a new police K-9 for the Hammonton Police Department. More recently the Hammonton Fire Department was the beneficiary of our 2013 Holiday Breakfast.
Graffiti cleanup – The Hammonton Rotary Club has initiated several graffiti cleanups in cooperation with the Hammonton Police Department, Recreation Department and members of the Interact Club.
Kessler Hospital – While it is long gone, the Hammonton Rotary Club will be forever proud of its contribution to the founding of Kessler Hospital. Shortly after the club was sponsored and begun by the Berlin club in 1958, Hammonton Rotary was largely responsible for raising $500,000 in less than a year to begin the hospital’s construction.
Support for the Less Fortunate
Food Pantry – Since 2008 the Hammonton Rotary Club has been a key sponsor of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, located in the basement of the St. Joseph Convent, contributing funds and faithfully volunteering on the first Thursday of each month.
Holiday Food Baskets – Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the club pays for turkeys and hams to make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.
Support for Our Heroes
DAV – Hammonton Rotary Club supports veterans past and present, donating funds to help pay for major repairs to the DAV building on Egg Harbor Road.
Care Packages for Our Troops –The club has put together and paid for care packages for shipment to the 150th Engineer Company of the New Jersey Army National Guard, which has been deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Support Around the World
Group Study Exchange – The club periodically hosts a Rotary delegation from a foreign country through Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange.
Sister Club Support – Through a sister club relationship with the Rotary Club in Batangas, Philippines, the Hammonton Rotary Club has helped underprivileged people get needed medical and dental care. A recent clinic served 87 dental patients and 63 medical patients, adults and children.
Santo Domingo orphanage – With Rotary Clubs from throughout South Jersey, the Hammonton club supports the Armando Rosenberg Home and School orphanage the Dominican Republic.
Acting Locally and Globally – As part of Rotary International, the Hammonton Rotary Club is also part of a global organization of 1.3 million members who are committed to putting Service Above Self. Contributions to the Hammonton club help provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, eradicate polio and improve the lives of our fellow man around the world.