The Outreach Committee is responsible for various community outreach projects throughout the year.
Projects we have worked on recently include:
Members of the Outreach Committee organized Rotarians to donate money and volunteer their time on project day. The Fort Worth ISD gives out backpacks, shoes & socks, hair cuts, etc. to underprivileged kids and they need help on the day of. (See Pictures Below)
Backpacks for Kids
Members of the Outreach Committee requested donations from Rotarians of money and food to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank that provides backpacks of food for children identified by the Fort Worth ISD who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend or spring breaks, etc.
Kindle Project at Riverside Middle School
In 2009, we started a new project to provide e-readers to the Reading Improvement classes at Riverside Middle School. The plan is to provide 100 e-readers each year for three years. This project would culminate in 2013 our 100th Anniversary year. A research piece was added to the project to provide information on how the e-readers made a difference in reading scores for the students. We conferred with Dr. Lotta Larson, a noted specialist in e-reader programs, on the best way to start the project and achieve the expected results of encouraging students to enjoy reading.
Other Outreach Projects
Include canned food drives for the Tarrant Area Food Bank and participation in the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home in east Fort Worth for a single-mother and her two children and book drives for local shelters.
Thank you to all the dedicated Rotarians who took time out of their day to help out at this event!