Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Commerce City Rotary Club Announces Service Projects, Events and Rotary Awareness Month!

Commerce City, CO, (January 10, 2012) – January is Rotary Awareness Month and thanks to the Rotary Club of Commerce City, hundreds of Commerce City kids will have new shoes to play in and an essential learning resource at their fingertips!

Last month, Commerce City’s own Rotary Club purchased and distributed free new dictionaries to over 700 third grade students who attend eight elementary schools in historic Commerce City. Rotary volunteers visited every 3rd grade classroom and hand-delivered the dictionaries to the students who were thrilled to receive them.

Also in the holiday spirit, the Commerce City Rotary Club sponsored the 17th Annual “Hearts and Soles” Program that purchases new shoes for local children in need. During the month of December, the Commerce City Rotary Club purchased shoes, socks, and boots for over 500 impoverished children in the Adams County School District 14 attendance area. Families were referred to the program by schools and social service agencies. Rotary members made appointments to meet families at the local Wal-Mart where the families selected footwear for their children at no cost to them, up to $25 per child. In the words of one mother, “Thanks to the Rotary Club, my children had a smile this year!”

These projects are among many service projects that Rotary does to benefit the Commerce City community including a Dental Hygiene Kit Project and a School Supply Drive. Funds for these projects are generated through annual fundraising events including a trap shoot and golf tournament. For more information about how to get involved or support the Commerce City Rotary Club, please contact Sharon Maybee at 303-655-9831 or

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