District 5240 Community Service Projects

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Curious about what District 5240 Rotarians are doing in their local communities.  Take a look at the projects below.


Financial Workshop- Rotary Club of Atascadero       

One of our club's major community projects is to hold a two day workshop for seniors in economics class at Atascadero High School that engages hundreds of students. Club members donate their time to bring the students valuable information so that they can transition into independent adult life with greater financial success. There is one two day session in the fall and another in the spring. The topics presented by club members were: Banking, Insurance, Credit, Investments and Currency.

 Los Osos  

Community Gardens – Rotary Club of Los Osos-Baywood Park

The permaculture demonstration garden will be used to teach local schoolchildren and other interested gardeners how to garden without environmental contaminants, such as chemical herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, how to maintain soil health and nutrients, and to reduce irrigation needs.

This will be the second community garden in Los Osos-Baywood Park.  Behind the Baywood Park Inn, there is a beautiful community garden with hothouses and 53 very active gardeners that was established three years ago.  San Luis Obispo has four community gardens; a 17 plot garden on Broad Street, one on Laurel Lane next to the fire station, downtown at Emerson Park and the newest one is the 40 plot Rotary Garden at Meadow Park.

 Simi Valley  

Box City- Rotary Club of Simi Valley

Box City is a tribute to the homeless people where Rotarians and their families build cardboard boxes and sleep overnight to demonstrate how it feels to be homeless. Proceeds from sponsors go to the homeless shelter, The Samaritan Center, in Simi Valley

Contact: Deb Holler

 Westlake Village  

Back Pack for Kids –Rotary Club of Westlake Village


We purchase backpacks, school supplies and fill school backpacks, which are  donated by local companies and we give them  to local low income children. We work with Interface {local agency located in Thousand Oaks} to distribute the backpacks to school age kids from Kindergarten to High School. Contact: Dapper Spar and Margie Tobin.


Free Mammograms-Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks


Funds raised from this program go to provide free Mammograms to the uninsured and low income women who live and work in the Conejo Valley. A donation of $20 is requested and a thank you gift is given. One in seven women will get breast cancer. 1 in 228 women age 39 and under will develop breast cancer ~ 1 in 24 women age 40 to 59 will develop breast cancer ~ 1 in 14 women age 60 to 79 will develop breast cancer. Early detection saves lives. Contact: Gloria Rocca