Community Service 

Community service is one of the Avenues of Service which encourages Rotarians to offer service to their communities.  Every Rotary club and every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to find ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and to serve the public interest.
 
Rotary always benefits two people.  The child who is sick, who is hungry, who is thirsty, who has no clothes.  No shelter, no education, no future, no hope…that child is beneficiary of Rotary’s outreach.  That child is Rotary’s business.  But another benefit comes to the Rotarian-the one actually performing the service.  That person grows and fulfills the real reason for his or her existence, which is to serve others.
 -- Past RI President Richard King

New Community Service Projects For 2022:

Rags To Rugs
If you've ever laid on a hard, cold floor, you would know how shelter dogs and cats would appreciate something warm and soft to lie down on. Join us in our efforts and also help lessen the need to throw away still useful items in our landfills. 
 
Learn more about how you can help by clicking on the flyer below. 
Letter Writing Campaign To Soldiers
Can you imagine how lonely you would be if you were away from home for months on end?
 
Join us in our efforts to lift the spirits of our service men and women so they know that someone back home cares. 
 
Many deployed service members receive little or no mail from home. Click on the flyer below to see how you can write a letter to a soldier.
Face Shields For Front Line Workers
Thanks to a generous donation, free face shields are available to Rotary Clubs to distribute to partner organizations in the medical field. 
 
With many thanks to PDG Shab ElAwar of Rotary District 5330 and the generosity of unnamed donors, we can obtain face shields for healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics, emergency medical technicians), healthcare or laboratory personnel collecting or handling specimens; and healthcare delivery and support staff (hospital staff who must enter patients’ rooms) and medical transport workers (ambulance vehicle operators).
Food Packing at LA Regional Food Bank
Fight hunger with us by giving just a little bit of your time. We will be assembling food packages for 27,000 low-income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles County. 
 
See the flyer below for details on how you can make a difference.
Camp Pendleton Collection
Our next drive to support over 75,000 Marines and 10,000 children under the age of five is scheduled for April 2022. 
 
Our District collects new and gently used baby, child and household items for these young families who have little of what they need for newborns and children.
 
Click on the flyer below to see how you can help. 

Vision to learn

Vision To Learn is a mobile eye clinic that provides free eye exams and free glasses to elementary school students in low-income communities.

Camp Pendleton

Rotary District 5280 is collecting baby and children's items and toys for military families that live at Camp Pendleton every year.

Angel City Celebration

The annual event is a collaboration between District 5280, RC LA5, Cedars Sinai and the County of LA and serves under-served families in South LA.