Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Through local projects, such as raising funds to purchase dictionaries for 3rd grade student in our community, conducting ethics training in elementary, middle and high schools in the area, our Foundation is making a difference in the growth of young people in our community.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. The North Colorado Springs Rotary Club Foundation was founded in 2002, by the Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs. Our emphasis is to improve the educational and well being of the youth in the Pikes Peak region, including assistance to the underprivileged to improve their educational status.
Our joint Flag Service project with the Boy Scouts of America is just one of many projects we coordinate in the Pikes Peak Region. It started in 2003, with Post 62, and with Troop #287, in Mountain Shadows, Troop #21, servicing the Old North End, was added in 2011. In January 2017 we added Troop #62, servicing the Pine Creek neighborhood. The flag program has continued each year since 2003.
In the past our Foundation has conducted numerous International Projects, including those in Peru, Ecuador, and India. These projects included delivering over 500 wheelchairs to disabled persons in Ecuador, building and staffing a Dental Clinic in Ecuador, and several drinking water projects in Peru and Ecuador to provide clean water to small villages that had no such resources available to their inhabitants.
Supporting Military Families
With two Air Force Bases, the Air Force Academy and Fort Carson, the military is a very integral part of the Colorado Springs community. North Colorado Springs Rotary Club includes support for the military as part of our community support. The Club has provided funds to help children of America’s fallen military and first responders to find and participate in healing activities of their choosing such as sports, music and other arts and to receive positive mentoring from their coaches and instructors, partially filling the void left by loss of a parent. North Colorado Springs Rotary Club also provides gifts and food for Air Force families who are struggling to make ends meet during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
To learn more about the North Colorado Springs Rotary Club supporting the work of the foundation, visit the Club Website.