SERVICE & PHILANTHROPY
Following suite with the shining example Rotary clubs have laid before us, Rotaract UW-Madison is committed to working with the community to provide service where it is most needed. We carefully select charities and service events that align with our club and concurrently verify that our donations go to reputable charitable organizations.
For this semester's service project, UW Rotaract will be writing letters to veterans. Through Operation Gratitude, letters may be sent to a deployed troop, recruit graduate, wounded hero, veteran, first responder, or caregiver.
Last semester UW Rotaract put our philanthropic efforts towards One City Schools. Our benefactor's mission is "to prepare young children for success in school and life and ensure they are on track to succeed in a college and career preparatory program in high school."
We raised $500 for DAIS through a campus and community raffle and movie night, restaurant fundraisers, and donation sites. "Since 1977, DAIS has worked passionately and effectively to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families, and to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power."
Through our past Community Outreach Committee, we ran a book drive for our sister city in The Gambia in hopes of providing books and textbooks to its first public library that is being constructed. We were able to collect over 10,000 books for their library!
Second, we partnered with Chipotle to raise money for Porchlight, an amazing organization that is working to combat a serious issue in Madison, homelessness.
Student-led and community-based, Remainder Round-Up partners with Downtown Madison Inc. and RedCard to support services for the Madison homeless population.
"GCC is committed to creating and maintaining a community that respects and values diverse life experiences. Everyone deserves respect and acceptance without bias. We engage the perspectives and voices of our community and ensure they are reflected in our culture."