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 in the city of Providence.

    We also have an extensive literacy support partnership with the Harry Kizirian Elementary School in Providence's Smith Hill Neighborhood where nearly all students are eligible for subsidized breakfast and lunch. Club members donate grade-appropriate books and visit classrooms to read to the students.
     
  • San Miguel School
    Our club has an ongoing support relationships with the San Miguel School, an innovative institution serving many immigrant boys 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.

  • Fishing Derby
    Each spring, Rotarians and students from San Miguel School 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.