Playground Equipment at Oak Park
In 2005, the Rotary clubs of Sarasota funded the outdoor playground with special playground equipment for Oak Park. In 2012, the Rotary Club of Sarasota funded the playground’s sunscreen so it could be used the entire year.
Food programs at Alta Vista Elementary
The Dictionary Project
Since 2004, in an initiative initiated by the Rotary Club of Sarasota, Sarasota Rotarians have been supplying Sarasota Fourth graders with their own, personal dictionaries. For many, this is the first book they have ever had.
Santa Eulalia, Guatemala Stove Project
This is a joint project with People for Guatemala, a US registered 501c3. The Rotary Club of Estero has contributed $2,500 US to support this project.
Most of the poor, indigenous population in this area use open unventilated wood-burning fire pits. The resulting thick smoke and unprotected fires lead to high rates of disease and injury. This project will supply vented, fuel-efficient stoves that will help maintain cleaner air, reducing disease and injury. These stoves use 75% less firewood which allows more time for boys to attend school and fathers to grow and sell crops. Click here to learn more »