Projects: Supporting the Local and Global Communities

The Wakefield Rotary Club is committed to serving our local and global communities through hands-on and financial support. We select our projects based on many factors as well as our 3-Year Strategic Plan and 5 Avenues of Service. Please check out all of our projects from 2012 to now. Some pages may open to Wakefield Patch articles.

2018-19 Projects 
Adopt-A-Family or Teens (Holiday)
Backpacks for Boys and Girls Club, with supplies
Coffee and Donuts for Wakefield Veterans
Dictionary Project for all Wakefield 3rd Graders
Donation to California Rotary Club for fires
Family in Need – WMGLD payment
Fleece Blankets for Melrose Wakefield Hospital
Food Drive for Food Pantry at Shaw’s
Food Pantry Party-to-Go Bags
Gift Cards for Teens at Club’s Holiday Luncheon
Healthy Kids/Brighter Future Global Grant donation
Independence Day Parade donation
Interact Club Sponsorship, Wakefield High School
Interact Club members attending RYLA (two)
K-9 Fund, Wakefield Police Dept.
Party Bags for Food Pantry
Polar Plunge for Irradicating Polio
Purple Pinkie (for polio) at Festival Italia
Rotarian in Dunking Booth at Festival Italia (fundraiser)
Rotoplast Medical Mission to the Philippines
Supplied and Decorated Tree for Boys & Girl Club event
New Member Rookie Challenge (check on results)
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Summer Treat Bags for Food Pantry
Unsung Heroes honoree and Rotary Fd. Donation
Valentines for Veterans – cards
Vocational Training Team to UK (admin tasks)
WAAV Walk/Run Sponsor
Wakefield Fire Department rescue suit
Wakefield Fire Department smoke alarms for residents
Wakefield High School Senior Night donation
Wakefield High School Soccer Boosters (North Ave sign)
Wakefield Parent Partnership donation

2017-18 Projects
Arbor Day tree sapling giveaway (100)
Blankets for Project Linus
Boy Scout Troop 701 trip
Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving Dinner
Boys & Girls Club Van Wrap
Decorated Tree donation to Boys & Girls Club
Dictionary Donation
Dictionary Project for Wakefield 3rd Graders
Food Packaging Project
Food Pantry Food Drive
Food Pantry Party-to-Go Bags
Freezin’ for a Reason (polio) at Festival Italia
Greenwood School Gator Gallop
Holiday donations to teens
Independence Day Parade
Interact Club at Wakefield High School
K-9 Fund, Wakefield Police Dept.
Polar Plunge for Polio
Purple Pinkie (for polio) at Holiday Stroll
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Service Above Self community awards dinner
Smoke Detectors provided to Wakefield Residents (30)
Two Rotary Youth Leadership Awards scholarships
Valentines for Soldiers
Wakefield High School Senior Night
Wakefield High School Soccer Boosters (North Ave sign)
Warm Packs for Rosie’s Place
WCAT Movie Sponsor
World Peace and Understanding Event

Archived Domestic Projects & Donations 2012-16
Adopt-a-Family
Blankets for Project Linus
Book Donation on Preventing Child Abuse
Books for Young Parents, Infants and Toddlers
Boys and Girls Club Donation
Burbank YMCA Camp Scholarships
Child Safety Seminars
Council on Aging
Dictionary Donation
Dictionary Project for Wakefield 3rd Graders
Farmers’ Market
Food Pantry Birthday
Food Pantry Food Drive
Food Pantry Donation
Haunted Benefit for Library
Homeless Veterans Clothing Collection
Horizon House Project
Hurricane Sandy Relief
Italian Festival
K-9 Fund
Library Book Donation
Library iPad Donation

Marathon Victim Relief
Memorial Day Veteran Recognition
Mental Health First Aid
Michael J. Fox Foundation Donation
Moulton Park Build
Pedaling for a Purpose Donation
Rotary at Red Sox for Rotaplast
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Sharing, Inc.
Valentines for Soldiers
Tree Decorating for Boys and Girls Club
Veteran’s Day Celebration
Wakefield Fire Department Support
YMCA Donation
4th of July Parade

Archived International Projects & Donations 2012-16
Domincan Republic School Project
Friends Forever
Global Grant Scholarships
Heifer International
Polar Plunge for Polio
Purple Pinkie at Farmer’s Market
Rotaplast Medical Mission to the Philippines