YOUTH SERVICE PROJECTS - Amount Needed: $10,000
The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks supports a number of on-going youth service projects. Examples of projects that will need funding are the following:
Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA) - This is a week-long summer camp that is almost always described by attendees as truly life changing. Every year we select send 3 or more high school students to RYLA.
Scholarships - Every year we provide eight graduating high school seniors with financial assistance to help them start their college educations.
Northridge Elementary School - Many families at Northridge are in need of assistance. We help meet some of their needs, including supplemental food, winter clothing and educational materials.
Safe Halloween - This is an annual event for mostly younger children in Fair Oaks Village hosted by Fair Oaks Rotary. Children trick or treat in the Village, attend book readings and receive free books.
FAIR OAKS COMMUNITY PROJECTS - Amount: $5,000
In one recent eighteen-month period, we completed about thirty community service projects, several of which were unanticipated. A typical fiscal year includes a big service project with multiple funding sources and numerous smaller projects. In our largest effort to date, we helped the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank improve its facilities and meet the increased demand for food caused by COVID. It is estimated that our financial and volunteer support attracted over $300,000 in funding from other organizations.
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS - Amount needed: $5,000
Our international efforts are currently focused on safe drinking water projects in developing countries. A single rainwater catchment system in a village can vastly improve the lives of 5,000 or more people at a cost to the club of about $5,000. Each project of this types literally saves many lives.