Since 2003, the Rotary Club of Springdale and Rotary District 6110 have been involved in purchasing and delivering wheelchairs around the world to those that need a wheelchair and cannot get one. Since we started this project, we have been able to purchase over 10,000 wheelchairs to provide mobility to those in need.
There are a lot of things that we take for granted, such as pre-natal care, and technological advancements, that are not as common elsewhere in the world. The results are birth defects, and disabilities among children and adults. Each year club members, at their own expense, help deliver the chairs to people in a different city. We have been able to have distribution trips to over 20 locations in Mexico and Central America to personally see the miracle of mobility in action. We have also been able to provide wheelchairs to those in need here in Springdale and Northwest Arkansas.
Each chair costs $150.00, and Springdale Rotarians conduct an annual campaign to help raise money for this project. Each wheelchair affects the lives of more than 10 people who support the mobility-challenged individual; over 100,000 people have benefitted from this gift of mobility.
We are currently in the process of planning a trip to Mexico City in the spring of 2022 and any Rotarian is invited to go. Just as a reminder, you can change a life and the lives of those around the recipient for $150. What a deal!!!
Click HERE to support the Rotary Club of Springdale's 2021 Wheelchair Drive and change lives!
Scavenger Hunt!The Rotary Club of Springdale is pleased to announce the winner of our first Scavenger Hunt - Team Escape! Congratulations on your expert sleuthing!
Team Escape successfully completed all ten missions first, but it was truly a photo finish with five teams successfully completing all 10 missions:
First: Team Escape
Fifth: Float On
Thank you all for your support for the Rotary Club of Springdale's Scavenger Hunt and our great Springdale community!
Still wondering about some of the Missions? See all of Team Escape's Mission Photos below!
New Food Pantries in Springdale
The Rotary Club of Springdale announced its latest project to improve the lives of people in Springdale: three Little Free Pantries stocked with nonperishable food items. The Three Little Free Pantries are installed at Springdale's Senior Center, the Youth Center, and adjacent to the Rotary Adventure Park on 48th Street.
From President Greg Collier: "This Project wouldn’t have happened without the help of Springdale Rotarians, and I’d like to take a moment to recognize some of them. Again, these are ALL Springdale Rotarians! Steve Miller was instrumental in helping get the project off the ground! He provided materials for the pantries and purchased the first pantry himself. Heather Lind and Cram-A-Lot assembled and delivered the Pantries. Ron Amos with Minuteman Press donated and installed the signage. Jeri Hill provided the Rotary plates. Steve Langton with Ace Handyman, permanently installed the structures. Mayor Sprouse and Patsy Christie gave their blessing from the City to do this project. And then finally, our membership gave of their money in the form of dues to purchase and stock the pantries.
"Our hope at Springdale Rotary is that those in our community needing assistance will use these pantries, and those in our community that are able to, will help stock them. This has been a blessing to our Club, and we look forward to continuing to serve our city, state, and beyond."
Those in need are invited to take what they need. We invite the community to join us in supporting the health and nutrition of our community by contributing what they can to the pantries. All items should be nonperishable and packaged in non-glass durable packaging.Share