Service Projects

Denver Mile High Rotary supports and participates in projects in our community and around the globe. Like Rotary International, our club focuses on supporting projects within these areas of focus: 

Promoting Peace •  Fighting Disease •  Providing Clean Water, Hygiene and Sanitation • Saving Mothers and Children •  Supporting Education • Growing Local Economies

For more information about the service projects, click on the yellow headings.

Local Community Service

COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants
In April 2020, the Club made available $10,000 in funds to support seven member-sponsored project to respond to community needs in greater Denver. We are proud of the impact of the grants. Find out more.
Craig Hospital
Denver Mile High Rotary hosts quarterly meals for Craig Hospital patients and their families.  This project gives families a chance to connect with community members and take a break from the intensive rehab process and hospital cafeteria food.  Read more
Reading for Peace
Denver Mile High Rotary members read to a small group of elementary school students around the themes of violence prevention, peace-making, relationship building and and problem solving. This project is a partnership with The Conflict Center, Career Education Early College and Valdez Elementary. 
Denver Kids and Brain Wise
Denver Kids is a program based on the belief that that strong, supportive relationships have the power to help every student reach their full potential and graduate high school. BrainWise is a K-12 curriculum that teaches young people about their own emotions and how their brain works.  The critical-thinking tools the students learn can help them understand how to make positive decisions and solve problems by understanding themselves.
In 2019, Denver Mile High Rotary partnered with Denver Kids through a Rotary District Grant to provide BrainWise training to 29 Denver Kids counselors and administrators.  Two members of the Club participated in the training.  Read more
Metro Caring
The Urban Gardening program of Metro Caring enables community members to grow their own fresh food in the organization's garden beds, the challenge being that each year demand exceeds supply.  To help them address this challenge this spring the Denver Mile High and Cherry Creek Rotary Clubs built five new garden beds and cleaned some of the existing beds. Find out more…
Ten Denver Mile High Rotarians spent a Saturday morning in October participating in 9Health Fair at CEC Early College in Denver. 9Health Fairs provide health information, access to health professionals and health screenings and health education from local medical experts.  Linda Sue Shirkey organized the Rotarian volunteers and provided us a great opportunity to make a difference in the community.

World Community Service Projects

Eight new hemodialysis machines are benefitting low-income kidney disease patients because of the partnership between Denver Mile High and Herman Blumenau Rotary Clubs.  in the Santa Caterina State of southern Brazil.  Four Denver Mile High Rotarians were part of the team that delivered the machines and celebrated with the local medical personnel and Rotarians in June, 2018. Read more...
Water and Sanitation in Nepal
Thulo Parsel is a remote community in Nepal that provides guides for trekkers in the area.  This is virtually the only source of income for the village.  Denver Mile High Rotary first collaborated with the village in 1996 to provide a drinking water supply system.  The community thrived with the benefits of clean water until the 2015 earthquake that destroyed that system.  Because the Club had stayed in touch with the local leaders, they asked us if we could work with them to help. We said “yes.”  Read the entire story here soon.
Zimbabwe Women's Empowerment 
A partnership of the Rotary Clubs of Denver Mile High and Highlands in Zimbabwe has been delivering economic and computer training to high-density communities in Harare Zimbabwe since 2009.  The training has been funded primarily through Rotary Grants, and in the last eight years more than 3,500 women have participated in the Grants.  Find out more, including the upcoming water project and an article in the Rotarian Magazine about our work. 
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