Service Projects

Treasures 4 Teachers

Volunteer on August 19th and to help organize school supplies for teachers and school kids.
The address for the volunteer site is:   3025 S. 48th Street #101, Tempe, AZ  85282
Contact Dayna Gustke or Rhoda Waisel.   Please read the founders story of the wonderful and fulfilling organized volunteer event.

Founders Story:  

In 2004 Barbara Blalock was working for the Valley of the Sun YMCA as their Senior Regional Preschool Director. Her position was primarily designed to accredit the 13 YMCA preschools through The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The challenge she faced was the fact that the preschools did not have the funds to purchase some of the needed items to meet the requirements of the NAEYC accreditation standards; items such as binders, desk trays, markers, staplers, tape dispensers and other expensive office supplies.

Barbara contacted Intel and asked if they had surplus office supplies that they would consider donating to the YMCA preschool programs. Intel generously began donating from their “Dump Your Junk” quarterly event. Barbara would gather these supplies, store them in her garage and go to each preschool and disperse the supplies.

It wasn’t long before other companies started donating. Motorola, The NFL and Goodrich jumped on board to donate their surplus supplies as they went paperless, downsized or closed offices.


Rotary Park Cleanup

United Food Bank

Dwight Park Clean Up

Feed My Starving Children   February 2017 – June 2017

Please note the following dates for opportunities to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children:

 These dates have been tentatively scheduled for Tempe Downtown Rotary:

Feb 02 (Thursday)        6 Spots 8:30 – 10 p.m.

Mar 14 (Tuesday)        10 Spots 6:00 – 08 p.m.

Apr  05 (Wednesday)    8 Spots 6:00 – 08 p.m.

May 04 (Thursday)      10 Spots 6:00 – 08 p.m.

June 07 (Wednesday)  10 Spots 6:00 – 08 p.m.

If you’d like to volunteer, please  go to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Website and look up the reservations for Tempe Downtown Rotary to register on the date(s) you’re interested in.  If you have any questions or problems, please contact Lynn.

Habit For Humanity – January 2015

Helping a family in need at Christmas

TCAA – 2014 Food Drive

Tempe Adult Day Christmas Party

Alzheimers Walk

TCH Monster Mash – 2014

Healing Fields

Project CURE

Elizabeth House

Clothes Cabin Project

Kyrene School District

Kyrene Resource Center

Higher Octave Healing – Music From The Heart – 2014 Presentation

Higher Octave Healing – Room Painting

Kyrene Family Resource Center

Habitat For Humanity – March – 2014

Habitat For Humanity – March – 2013

Dwight Park Clean Up – 2014

Dwight Park Clean Up – 2013

Feed My Starving Children  2014

SRP – Support The Troops – 2013

Paint For Polio

Tempe Community Action Food Drive

Higher Octave Healing – Music From The Heart – 2013

TCH – Monster Mash – 2013

Phoenix Ronald McDonald House

Boys and Girls Club of Tempe

Clothes Cabin/One Small Step


SRP – Support the Troops – 2012:




Local & International Club Projects

Community Projects:

PROJECT 1 – One Small Step Sock Drive & Sock Purchase (Year 5)
Tempe East Rotary collected 100 gently used socks to recycle and purchased 80 pair of
new socks to distribution to homeless shelters.

PROJECT 2 – The Clothing Cabin (Year 5)
Tempe East Rotary purchased decorative cubes to display shoes for the relocation of the
clothing bank from San Marcos Elementary School to Knox & Arizona Ave; and now to their new site
located at NW corner of Alma School and Ray behind Boston Market. Visit their site at

PROJECT 3 – Clean Water Distribution through The Clothing Cabin, Phoenix Mission, and Safeway (Year 4)
Tempe East Rotary purchased 80 bottles of drinking water for the weekend Soup Kitchen
conducted at The Clothing Cabin and 60 bottles of drinking water for the Phoenix Mission.

PROJECT 4 – Maggie’s Place Household Goods Drive (Year 8)
Tempe East Rotary conducted a household goods drive for the residence of the Tempe facility called Elizabeth House.
Requesting organic cleaning supplies, shower curtains, stamps, journals, and notebooks.

PROJECT 5 – St. Mary’s Foodbank


Tempe Downtown packed food boxes for families in Arizona.

PROJECT 6 – Tempe City Park clean up


Tempe Downtown participated in the City park clean up activity.


International Projects:

PROJECT 1 – Bali Eyeglass Project – Lynn Gustke/Coordinator (Year 4)
Tempe East Rotary purchased 25 of reading glasses for Balinese Villages who have
never had any professional eye care.

PROJECT 2 – – Beverlee Armistead/Coordinator (Year 1)
Tempe East Rotary will assist with fundraising and donations for the New Hope Dire Dawa Orphans Centre in Ethiopia. They offer shelter, and schooling for children between the ages of 3 – 8.

PROJECT 3 – Tempe East Rotary packaged Christmas stockings for the troops in Afghanistan.


Vocational Projects:

PROJECT 1 – Resume Review and Job Readiness Training – East Valley – Lynn Gustke/Volunteer (Year 3)
Tempe East Rotary assisted with Community College Freshman and Sophomores who are interested in preparing themselves for job interviews.

PROJECT 2 – Annual District Dictionary Project (Year 6)
Tempe East Rotary continues to participate in the District Dictionary Project.

PROJECT 3 – Understanding Personal Styles personality assessment
Tempe East Rotary offers a free personality assessment to those considering changing careers or entering the workplace for the first time.

Youth Projects:

PROJECT 1 – RYLA – Annual Participation (Year 8)