Treasures 4 Teachers
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
Feed My Starving Children February 2017 – June 2017
Please note the following dates for opportunities to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children:
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
Feed My Starving Children 2014
Boys and Girls Club of Tempe
SRP – Support the Troops – 2012:
Local & International Club 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 www.clothescabin.org
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.
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 – NewHopeOrphans.org – 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.
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.
PROJECT 1 – RYLA – Annual Participation (Year 8)