What We Do Locally
We are People of Action
Much of what we do locally is in the area of youth development. We provide 4-year college scholarships and sending students to leadership training at Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp. We recognize students monthly from our local area elementary, middle, and high schools through our Students of the Month program. We donate dictionaries and contribute to Project Graduation. We sponsor the Interact Club at Lely High School and support the Charter Middle School and YMCA After-School and Summer student programs.
Feeding the Hungry
Feeding the hungry is another club priority through Meals of Hope, Our Daily Bread, Meals on Wheels and Collier Harvest. In addition, locally we contribute to the Joy of Giving, Habitat for Humanity, St. Matthews House, Alzheimer’s Support Network, Shelter for Abused Women and Children….
Our Signature Events to serve the community and raise funds for critical community needs:
- Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Food & Cash Donation Drop Off to benefit Our Daily Bread
- Meals of Hope – we raise money all year & pack over 230,000 meals in the fall
- Flags for Heroes – display of hundreds of 7’ tall American flags honoring local heroes to benefit the Y youth education programs
- Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival – fun for the community while we raise money
- Spirit of Marco Island Awards Gala – we honor citizens for their extraordinary service
- Golf Tournament – to raise funds to support the Marco Island Charter Middle School