The Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton is responding to community needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. From a major meal packing and distribution effort to stock empty food pantry shelves, to the provision of protective masks, to heartfelt thank you messages to frontline and essential workers, our Club is taking action to help our communities fight through the hardships of this unprecedented time. We will continue to add to the list below in the spirit of Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self.”
- Sponsoring a virtual “Mercer’s Got Magic” family magic show fundraiser benefitting the Hamilton Area YMCA and other groups impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Provided the Hamilton Area YMCA with 3,000 protective masks for staff as the Y begins to ramp up operations. The masks were funded through personal donations by club members.
- End Hunger 3.6 meals: Using social distancing practices, volunteers packed nearly 720 cases or 155,400 non-perishable meals and a few hundred pounds of remaining bulk food supplies over the course of eight days for 28 area food banks, pantries and community kitchens.
- Donated $1,000 for meals to local food pantries.
- Used $1,000 Rotary District grant to provide bagels and from local bagel shop to essential worker locations, including RWJ Hospital, fire and police stations and other places around our towns. Club members delivered the bagels on successive Friday mornings.
- Personal club member donations for nearly 1,850 medical masks for first responders and health care workers.
- Club member Cindy Rosen and her team created 20,000 protective masks and 1,200 gowns.
- Thank you banners placed at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and brought to key locations recognizing those on the front lines in the pandemic fight.
- Created a video of appreciation featuring club members and the banner displays.
- Wrote personal notes of support and thanks to nurses at RWJ placed on their lockers by club member and RWJ nurse Danely Gonzalez.
- Rotary District donation of $100,000 for ventilators for hospitals in Central and North Jersey.