The Rotary E-Club of Wall Street is honored to support many local and international nonprofit partners through service and philanthropy.
Our Current and Past Service Projects
The Bowery Mission
The Bowery Mission focuses on meals, shelter & services and has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879, when its neighborhood came to define the term “skid row.” Their children’s programs, called Kids With A Promise, serves at-risk youth and began in 1894 by giving the children of recent immigrants the chance to escape the tenements in the summer.
Since our club’s original charter, our members have collected suits, provided meal services, and helped emergency relief efforts following devastation in New York City cause by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Our New York members quickly generated donations of clothing, food, water and cleaning supplies in addition to $8,000 for further recovery efforts.
Coalition for the Homeless
One evening per month, New York members of the Rotary E-Club of Wall Street New York come together to man a Coalition for the Homeless Food Van. Together, we distribute the items we’re gathering during our monthly collections at club meetings. For example – socks, hats, gloves or candy bars. Volunteer dates are typically the last Monday of the month. Check our calendar online for specific dates.
If you’re interested in joining, please click here to register. If this month is already at capacity, visit our Volunteer Spot page to RSVP for next month! If you’re unable to volunteer with the food van, you can click here to donate funds towards our monthly collection.
Gift of Life International
The Mission of Gift of Life is to further the cause of world peace and understanding by facilitating free medical services to children suffering from heart disease regardless of race, creed, sex or national origin and who otherwise lack access to such services.
The RCWS has sponsored one lifesaving heart operation for a little girl from Kosovo and provided a host family for another little boy from Jamaica. We have also established the Stanley Kules Gift of Life Fund for which we continue to raise money in support of Gift of Life. Click here to learn recent updates.
Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp
The Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp is a hands-on learning experience designed to guide and support young Haitian entrepreneurs who seek to expand their existing business or are in the starting phases and simply need support in growing their technical knowledge. This training incorporates a variety of educational techniques including classroom instructions and interactive activities.
In June 2014, the first Entrepreneurship Camp took place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Young entrepreneurs in the Haiti community continue to participate each year in five weeks of the Entrepreneurship Camp. To learn more about the Entrepreneurship Camp project, and meet the team, please visit www.entrepreneurship-camp.org.
Each year, our Rotary E-Club of Wall Street members volunteer at the Nazareth Housing holiday party for families working to overcome barriers to safe and secure housing. Our members serve food, work at craft tables and help Santa (a fellow member) deliver toys that we collect for the children at the party! Check out pictures here!
Freshwater Project International
Freshwater Project International is an organization devoted to supporting comprehensive freshwater projects in Malawi, Africa. The approach is unique in that the organization focuses on one country and partners with birthing centers and reforestation organizations to create water projects that have a high level of impact and sustainability.
The Rotary Club of Wall Street has strongly supported Freshwater Project International for over three years. Starting with raising thousands of dollars for the organization by hosting a documentary screening of “Water First” in 2010. In March 2013, we brought together attendees from over 10 countries to raise more than $1,200 from a cocktail hour event. At the very same event, the Rotary Club of Wall Street received the charity’s prestigious “Water Angel” award for its accomplishments and support.
New York Cares
Each October and April, we join fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Metro NYC and Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of United Nations for the New York Cares Hands on NY service days.
ShelterBox is a premier international aid organization that provides emergency shelter and life-saving equipment following disasters such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.
The Rotary E-Club of Wall Street has been supporting ShelterBox USA by raising money supporting ShelterBox’s mission to deliver humanitarian relief in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless by natural or other disasters worldwide. In 2012, the Rotary Club of Wall Street collected funds for a ShelterBox . Visit our team page.
New York City Public School System
In 2013, the Rotary Club of Wall Street’s Board of Directors under the leadership of Mr. Thomas H. Rudy, President, decided to create a partnership in education with the New York City public school system.
The Rotary Club of Wall Street, under the leadership of Jahnbaz Almas, Board Member (elect) 2013-2014, has undertaken this responsibility and worked with the High School of Economics and Finance to create the Youth Leadership Council with long term objectives. The Rotary Club of Wall Street and the High School of Economics and Finance will work together and humanize the process where students will gain a portfolio of experience and will collectively and individually transition an environment that is completely safe for learning.
The purpose of installing the Youth Leadership Council is to promote tolerance and train these young role models to become leaders in their high school by designing projects that have a positive impact on the students so that they can lead their peers to recognize the purpose of service to their community. The Youth Leadership Council will promote a peer-to-peer dialogue among the High School of Economics and Finance’s students and create a safe place for learning that will build a civil society of future leaders.
The Youth Leadership Council will identify service projects that are important to the High School of Economics and Finance such as, but not limited to, promoting prejudice reduction education and addressing the problems of bias based on a victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, or disability.