An organization cannot grow based on a vision. It grows when individuals, churches, schools, business, and civic organizations join up and volunteer, contribute their time, talent, and investment in raising up those who need a hand… to make a fresh start… to reclaim their humanity following calamity… and to lift up youth who are eager to make a difference in their community.
Organizations such as Many Hands would not exist if it were not for gracious sponsors and strategic partners. We THANK our sponsors and partners and are honored to stand with them in the FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER against Elementary-age children in Mid-Michigan.
Today East Lansing Rotary Club continues its commitment to service with several notable on-going projects: Playground In The Park Re-Imagined an enormous undertaking to make a new play structure at East Lansing’s Patriarche Park that would be safe, eco-friendly, long-lasting, and accessible; Weekend Survival Backpack Project, a school year project to supply backpacks filled with food for qualifying students in area schools to supplement family food supplies on the weekend; Haven House Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Fund Raiser, collecting funds to supply dinners for the current homeless families at Haven House for the holiday as well as stocking up the household supplies for “exit baskets” for families moving back into homes; and the Medal of Honor Memorial, funded to memorialize one of the few Congressional Medal of Honor winners from East Lansing.
Throughout the year the East Lansing Rotary Club undertakes other community service or fund-raising activities to benefit organizations locally and internationally. Signature activities include the annual Pancakes In The Park, and a Scramble for Scholarships.
The East Lansing Rotary Club is known for its diversity, often welcoming international scholars from Michigan State University as temporary members. The club also enjoys a positive reputation for hospitality (thanks to the University Club). To learn more about East Lansing Rotary Club you are welcome to join us at a weekly meeting, and become a friend on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastlansingrotaryclub.