Making Our Community Better

As one of the oldest and largest service organizations in the area, Providence Rotary is dedicated to serving the community in many ways.
  • Literacy
    Each year we purchase and distribute dictionaries to all third grade students and pleasure reading books to all fourth grade students. Club members visit classrooms and read to the students.


  • San Miguel and Sophia Academy
    Our club has ongoing support relationships with the San Miguel School and Sophia Academy, innovative institutions serving many immigrant children in Providence.

  • Shadow Day
    Once each year, dozens of Providence Rotarians invite students from Providence high schools to spend a morning at their workplaces to get a firsthand experience of an occupation they may be considering for the future.

    Recent Shadow Day participants - smart, motivated high achievers with goals of college and beyond.

  • Fishing Derby
    Each spring, Rotarians and students from San Miguel School and Sophia Academy travel to a South County pond for a day filled with fun and fishing lessons. Learning to fish (and keeping the fishing pole) is a life-long important skill.

  • Warm Coats and Peanut Butter
    Each winter we hold collections of warm coats for donation through the Salvation Army and peanut butter for the Food Bank.

  • International Service
    In collaboration with the Dominican community of Providence and Rotary Clubs in the Dominican Republic, Providence Rotarians have made three missions to provide water filters, latrines and sanitation education to families in migrant labor camps in the Dominican Republic.