Portland Rotarians proudly support a range of charitable activities - both local and international. We support outstanding local students through our Youth Service Award program, and contribute time and, in some cases, funding, to a range of causes.
Here is a listing of our Club's most recent charitable and service activities:


  • 3-H Projects in the Dominican Republic:         

         Hearts for Hearing (hearing aids)
         Hands (prosthetic devices)
2O (potable drinking water)

  • Rotaplast (Surgery for cleft palates in South America)
  • Crutches4Africa
  • Books for a Vietnam School
  • Medical Supplies for Konbit Santé
  • Wheelchairs for Nigerian Polio Survivors
  • Scholarships for College Studies of Peace and Understanding in Argentina
  • Participation in the international eradication of Polio (Polio Plus Campaign)
  • Assisting Ugandan Refugees  


  • Childhood Hunger and Education (CHE)
  • Cleanup at Salvation Army Camp in Sebago
  • St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Dinner for Homeless
  • Salvation Army Seniors’ Christmas Dinner
  • Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
  • Multiple Sclerosis Regatta
  • Long Creek Youth Development Center Mentoring Program
  • Portland High School Mentoring Program
  • Preble Street Resource Center Soup Kitchen Monthly Volunteer Night 


  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging
  • Salvation Army Seniors Christmas Dinner 
  • Long Creek Youth Development Center 
  • Children’s Museum and Theater 
  • Preble Street Resource Center 
  • Youth Service Outreach 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Camp Sunshine 
  • Wayside Soup Kitchen 
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • Portland Public Library 
  • Rotary Youth Leadership 
  • Camp Susan Curtis 
  • USM 4-H Camp 
  • Center for Biodiversity 
  • Riding to the Top
  • CFL Light Bulbs for Seniors 
  • Maine Handicapped Skiing 
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society 
  • 6 Annual College Scholarships 
  • Cystic Fibrosis Society 
  • Medical Supplies for Konbit Santé 
  • Salvation Army Day-Care Center 
  • SMAAA Adult Day Center
  • Kotzschmar Organ Restoration 
  • Save the Clock Campaign (Monument Sq.)
  • Purchase of Portland Police Dog “Mako”
  • St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need of a hot meal