Service Projects

Styrofoam Recycling with Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful

On January 5th, 2021, Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful kicked off a month-long campaign to help people recycle the styrofoam collected over the holidays.  The goal was to keep the styrofoam out of our landfill and to teach proper recycling for this specific material. The Community Services Committee organized Rotarians to assist individuals to use the correct recycling receptacle. Rotarians gave over 40 hours to the very successful project!

Habitat for Humanity Build

The Rotary Club of Toledo’s Community and Vocational Services Committees, in conjunction with the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, organized and recruited Rotarian volunteers to assist in the build of a new home for a needy family.  The Rotary Club of Toledo gave $10,000 to Habitat and partnered with four other Rotary Clubs to make the project possible.  In addition, our volunteers gave over 100 service hours to the project.  The home was dedicated to the family in January 2021.

Holiday Bell Ring for the Salvation Army

Rotary Club of Toledo has the annual tradition of ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.  This year, 20 Rotarians rang the bell for the Salvation Army on December 5th, 2020 at the Churchills Market in Perrysburg resulting in $1,284.23 in donations.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that weathered the cold and thank you for your service above self.

Glendale-Feilbach Zoo Day

Annually, the Toledo Rotarians partners with the staff at Glendale-Feilbach and the students of St. Francis DeSales High School to host Glendale-Feilbach students for a day at the Toledo Zoo.  These students get to experience the wonderful animals of the Toledo Zoo, share fellowship over lunch and spend a day filled with the sights and sounds of the Zoo! Funding to support the day is provided by member contributions through the Toledo Rotary Club Foundation and the dedication of the Disability Services Committee.

Kids Coalition Against Hunger

Planning is now underway for the next annual Kids Coalition Against Hunger food-pack. The Membership Engagement Committee works with Kids Coalition Against Hunger. More than 100 Rotarians, friends, and family members pack 50,000+ meals to be distributed to the needy, both locally and globally. It is a great project, involves people of all ages, and is a great way to spend a short period of time to make a major impact while having fun and enjoying great fellowship.

Water Testing in the Lake Erie Watershed

Toledo Rotarians are sampling streams, creeks, and rivers testing the waters for phosphorus, ammonia, pH, and nitrate to affect positive change to the water quality in the Lake Erie Basin and its watershed.