The Cincinnati Rotary Club is very active in both local and international service projects. In Greater Cincinnati our members develop, support, and fundraise for many worthwhile projects. Our members believe “Service Above Self” is not only the club motto but a true vocation.
Our club purchased and developed Camp Allyn in 1921, as a special retreat for children with disabilities. Today, services at Camp Allyn have expanded from basic summer camping to include respite programs, a preschool program, an adult habilitation program, summer day camp and summer overnight camp. The camp is used year round by several hundred children and adults with disabilities. For more information, click here.
Hands on Service
We provide service to other charitable organizations during numerous Hands on Service projects each year. Beneficiaries of our efforts have included Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Home of Cincinnati, Crayons to Computers, and Matthew 21 Ministries to name a few. The above video was taken at a New Member Hands on Service Project at King Academy.
Condon School Holiday Party
Early each December, Rotarians gather to hold a Holiday Party at the Roselawn Condon School, a school for disabled and disadvantaged youth. Visitors also entertain the students including Rosie Red, Mr. Red, animals from The Cincinnati Zoo, our own magician and Santa Claus himself. The smiles on the students faces are priceless!
Believe 2 Achieve is our signature fundraiser benefiting other charitable organizations such as Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and Stepping Stones Center for its Camp Allyn programs. Over $100,000 is raised annually through this event.
The Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati was formed in 1961. Its mission is to provide the leadership, funding and resources necessary to support the diverse humanitarian efforts of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati. Its primary goal is to support children, particularly those whose future development is impaired by physical, cultural, emotional, financial and social obstacles. We also support the civic and humanitarian needs of local and world communities.
Rotary International has helped reduce polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are very close to eradicating polio, and have helped immunize more than 2 billion children in 122 countries. Rotary’s goal is to completely eradicate polio in the next 3-4 years. For more information on this important cause, please visit www.endpolio.org.
Rotary members unite at home and across the globe to put our experience and knowledge to work, tackling some of the most pressing challenges. We focus our efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.