2017-2018 Service Projects of Phoenix Squaw Peak Rotary Club
Squaw Peak sells Football Fever tickets each year as one of our major fund drives. These tickets are 20$ each and every Rotary member sells them to their contacts.
Raffle prizes are based upon the combined total score of three teams. Under the scratch off area the ticket has 3 randomly selected football teams for each week of the first half of the football season. If your three teams score the most points for that week you are a winner. Further info and rules are located here:
2018 Winners are listed here.
Members of Squaw Peak support a small orphanage in Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico; Paso de Amor (Steps of Love). Sonoyta is a very poor border town located three hours south of Phoenix just across the border from Lukeville, Az. This service project also helped expand our service projects internationally.
Also, in 2018 we have funded a vocational training program for children who live in the barrios of Puerto Peńasco, Sonora, Mexico. These children are encouraged to stay in school through an after school homework club. We are providing a set of basic hand tools to100 of these students this summer and instruct them on how to build there own toolbox.
For the past three years, our club built wheelchair swings at Hacienda Healthcare, a facility that supports medically fragile and chronically ill infants, children, teens, and young adults. The swing allowed the residents to achieve a sense of normalcy and fun that normally is out of their grasp - it was extremely popular and always had a line waiting for it. In 2018, we have decided to build a new swing at the ACCEL facility that provides similar services to medically fragile children. You can support this by buying our Football Fever tickets which funds this.
Our club has been a part of the Dictionary Project since 2007. We have delivered free dictionaries to every third grader in the Madison School District each year since then. In 2017, we delivered a total of 676 dictionaries to students. The students love that it is their's to keep - for some, this is their first book that they have owned. For more information on the dictionary project <click here>. In 2017, we expanded our reach to international by supplying a Spanish/English version to students in Sonoyta and Rocky Point Mexico. We will be distributing these again in fall of 2018 as the school year begins.
The Skeeter McFee Golf Tournament has become a annual valley tradition: Don’t miss signing up for one of the Valley’s greatest charity golf tournaments! Your contribution provides vital support for charities in need. This year’s format is a Four-Person Scramble and we have many fine prizes to award. There will be a longest drive, closest to the pin, and other prize holes. This year the event will be held at the beautiful Stonecreek Golf Club. The 2017 Golf Tournament was successfully held on April 07 - see you next year!
Skeeter McFee Memorial Golf Tournament
The organization's mission is to "help create the next generation of thoughtful, committed and active citizens" by teaching them the "principles of a democratic society." They also intend to create leaders through their roles in the models of local, state and national government. The premise is that "leaders are developed by doing."
Youth in Government
Arizona Humanities is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The mission is to build a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection. Since 1973, Arizona Humanities has supported public programs that promote understanding of the human experience with cultural, educational, and nonprofit organizations across Arizona. This support comes in various ways including the disbursement of grant funds, collaborative literacy programs, community conversations led by expert facilitators, a speakers’ bureau that reaches over 14,000 people a year and currently the sponsorship of the Smithsonian exhibit called WaterWays that is traveling to 12 rural communities across Arizona.
In 2018, Squaw Peak Rotary Club undertook a project to rebuild a driveway of a group home of Lura Turner Homes. Lura Turner Homes, Inc. is an Arizona non-profit serving Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Lura Turner Homes
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
Recognizing that hunger is all year long and not just at Christmas time or holiday times, to help put a dent in alleviating hunger, on January 30, 2016 Phoenix Squaw Peak Rotarians along with their family and friends, volunteered at St. Mary’s Food Bank. St. Mary’s was founded in 1967, and the idea of a food bank came to founder John van Hengel while volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul, serving dinner to those in need. With the assembly line full speed ahead, Phoenix Squaw Peak stuffed boxes with various canned goods, rice, beans, and other non-perishable foods as the boxes moved along the conveyor belt. By the time they were done, Phoenix Squaw Peak had plastic-wrapped 16 pallets of Emergency Food Boxes. Each pallet contained 60 boxes of Emergency Food Boxes that were slated for the elderly, children, working families, and the homeless.
The Phoenix Squaw Peak Rotary club volunteers every year to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at two area Scottsdale, AZ. Fry's locations. We have a great time every Wednesday during the holiday season greeting the shoppers and thanking them for their gift to a very worthwhile organization.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Service Recipients of Squaw Peak Rotary Club of Arizona
Lura Turner Group Homes
YMCA (Youth in Government)
Steps of Love (Mexico Orphanage and Homework Club)
Sudanese Education Foundation (In Memory of Tom)
Numerous Foreign Exchange Students