Springdale Rotary Will Give Away Up To 6,000 Books on Saturday, December 3!

Springdale Rotary Club will give away FREE books to children this Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Jones Center in Springdale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no charge for this event.

The event will start with a reading by Santa Claus of the poem The Night Before Christmas. Santa will re-read the poem every half hour, with the final reading at 1:30 p.m. After each reading children will be invited to look through the books and choose two per child to take home. Santa also will be available for pictures during the book giveaway.

Books that are not claimed will be used for the Springdale Rotary Club’s book barrels throughout the next year.

In addition, The Jones Center will offer public ice skating from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. that day. An admission charge applies to the ice skating.

There are approximately 6,000 used books in very good condition for children to choose from during this Santa Claus Used Book Fair. Most are in English, but there are Spanish books available as well. The books are appropriate for children up to 12 years old. These books were sorted during Springdale Rotary Club’s Scavenger Hunt in October. Thanks to all our Scavenger Hunters and Scavenger Hunt Sponsors for making this Santa Claus Used Book Fair possible: Harp’s, Shiloh Museum, Sam’s Furniture, The Jones Center, Springdale Public Library, Eureka Pizza, Jose’s, and Samaritan Community Center. Special thanks to the Jones Center for hosting this event.Share

Scavenger Hunt 2022 - The Search Continues!


Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Scavenger Hunt! By playing our game and exploring our great community, you supported our Rotary Club projects to benefit our neighbors in Springdale!

Our winners were announced at Springdale's Brews & Tunes Event in Downtown Springdale. For anyone who wasn't able to be there for the announcement, the winners are:

1st Place - Team 168, Team Captain Nicole Herrington;
2nd Place - Team 151, Team Captain Shan Isaacson;
3rd Place - Team 161, Team Captain Brittany Pirtle.

Congratulations to our winners!

Thank you again to all our Scavenger Hunters and everyone who supported our event. You help us Do Good in Springdale and Around the World!

Special thanks to the Downtown Springdale Alliance for hosting our announcement of winners at Brews & Tunes!


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Wheelchair Project

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!

 

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New Food Pantries in Springdale

Friday, May 7, 2021

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.

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