This committee reacts to immediate needs within the community. Their focus is on assistance to local non profit organizations already serving the York community, but which need additional assistance on specific projects and events.
When does the committee meet: The committee meets 2 - 4 times per year as needed.
What are the main projects of the committee:
- Holiday Angel Program - The committee chooses a local non-profit and the Rotary club shops per the specifications given by the organization. If a Rotary member cannot shop, but donates funds, the committee does the shopping and the wrapping. Past recipients of this program include ACCESS-York and The Salvation Army.
- Recycled Cell Phones - The committee has collected used cell phones and given them to local non-profit organizations. The organization then refurbishes the phones and gives them to their clientele to use for emergencies. Past recipient - ACCESS-York.
- Used Eyeglasses - The committee has collected used eyeglasses for the Lioness Club.
- York Habitat for Humanity Women Build - The committee formed a team to help with the 2006 Women Build Project and will be once again helping with the 2009 Women Build Project.
- Dress For Success - The committee will be assisting this organization in building a Professional Women's Group in York. This will be a new project for 2009 and beyond. Dress For Success is a national organization working to help women re-build their lives by suiting them for job interviews, teaching them skills for the workplace and offering mentoring and business forums.