Category Archives: volunteer

Happy Holidays with Nazareth Housing

Thanks to all who came out to help with Nazareth Housing’s annual holiday party! A great time was had by all, serving dinner, helping Santa hand out gifts and making take-home crafts with the kiddos. This was RCWS’s 7th year attending this party, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to serve our NYC neighbors through this event!

Don’t forget to sign up for our final meeting of the year – a social fundraiser to benefit a primary school in St. Maarten damaged by Hurricane Irma. Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres and two drinks!


Nazareth Housing Holiday Party

Thanks to all who helped at Nazareth Housing’s annual holiday party!

In case you missed it, here are a few little clips of Santa who was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to attend!

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Let’s keep the festive spirit going with a holiday party of our own this Wednesday at 6:00 PM at Bavaria Bierhaus. Please sign up and purchase your tickets here.

Giving Tuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday, the kickoff to the holiday giving period and a great day to continue giving thanks! Help support us as we provide dinner, crafts, gifts and a special visit from Santa at Nazareth Housing’s annual Holiday Party. Your generous donation helps us provide food and craft supplies so everyone attending the party can have a delicious meal and every child can make a craft to take home.

A gift of $5 provides one meal. A gift of $25 provides supplies to make 100 candy cane reindeer. A gift of $100 provides arts & crafts supplies for all children attending the party, plus 15 dinners.

So, will you be a Stocking Stuffer, a Little Drummer Boy/Girl or Santa’s Helper this year?!

(Donations made via this PayPal link will go to our Club, which is a 501c4 nonprofit organization, and are not tax-deductible.)

Gift Options

Philanthropy Warms Your Soul!

This Wednesday, March 30, 2011, we have invited Tony Martignetti, Esq. from Martignetti Planned Giving Advisors, LLC as our special speaker, who will be speaking on the topic of “Philanthropy Warms Your Soul . . . And Makes You Live Longer.” Mr. Martignetti will talk about the great feelings and health benefits that come from giving; explain different ways to give; and show how philanthropy is as good as sex!

Meeting Information:

Place: The Down Town Association, 60 Pine St
Time: 5:45pm registration; 6:00pm meeting starts
Cost: $20 for members of RCWS; $25 for non-members
Includes: wine & cheese, soft drinks are also available
Subway: 2 / 3 (the closest) and 4 / 5 at Wall Street; A/C at Broadway/Nassau
Parking and facility info:
Jacket Required

RCWS & The Bowery Mission

Bowery Mission has been integral part in the Wall Street area serving those in need for over a century and many people in the community has been depended on their services.

Rotary Club of Wall Street New York (“RCWSNY”) is committed to be a part of the Wall Street community, to participate in programs run by local non-profit organizations such as Bowery Mission to serve and help people in the neighborhood, and to carryout Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”.

The RCWSNY will not have a regular meeting this Thanksgiving week.  Instead, the members of RCWSNY will be serving meals to homeless and those in need at Bowery Mission this Wednesday evening.

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and hope to see you at our next meeting on December 1st.

Donate a Toy for the Nazareth Housing Holiday Party

We’re collecting toy donations for the Nazareth Housing holiday party on December 10.

The holidays should be a magical time for children.  Your donation will ensure that several hundred needy children will receive a present during the holiday season.

Please donate an unwrapped toy or gift card for children ages 5 to 12.

Gift ideas:
-plush toys
-Nerf toys
-gift cards up to $20

Please bring your donations to the club meetings December 1st or 8th or email us to make other arrangements (

Join us for a Holiday Celebration

RCWS is sponsoring a holiday party for formerly homeless children & youth and their parents who are served by Nazareth Housing in Homelessness Prevention and Self-Sufficiency building programs.

The party will feature a hot meal, arts & crafts, holiday activities and of course a visit from Santa with a gift for every child!

We are looking for volunteers to assist with this event.  Please email us at if you’re interested.

November Collection – candy bars

In November, we’re collecting candy bars for our monthly collection for Coalition for the Homeless.    Please remember to bring candy bars with you to next week’s meeting!  Cash donations are also welcome and will be applied to purchasing more candy bars for the collection.