Our Work

For 60+ years, through projects and events, the North Shore Rotary Club has worked to make Staten Island a better place for the next generations.  Since 1957, we have proudly supported many organizations, programs, and initiates on Staten Island and throughout the World.

Here’s a snapshot of just some of those projects we have supported.

Supports Gift of Life International, transporting Children from around the world who need major heart surgery.

Assisted in building a log cabin at Pouch Boy Scout Camp, Staten Island.

Worked on the building of the former Camp St. Edwards.

Originated the Thanksgiving Basket Delivery Project in the 70’s. Began with giving out 12 baskets. Joined with the other Staten Island Rotary Clubs and now distribute over 1,000 baskets each Thanksgiving.

Supporters of the Geller House located near the Verrazano Bridge, a short-term residential rapid intervention center that provides assessment, treatment, and aftercare planning for adolescents, ages 11 to 16, from all boroughs.

Initiated an annual Coat Drive whereby North Shore children receive winter coats at their schools.

Participated in “Race Car Grand Prix” in Westchester, where monies were raised for the Arthritis Foundation.

Involved in a project providing a wheelchair to a boy in India.  Overcame major difficulties with customs and got the airlines to waive their charges.

Purchased an ambulance for the North Shore Rescue Squad, and later on, purchased a new stretcher for them.

Involved, along with other clubs from our district in Westchester, in securing used but viable hospital and medical equipment, obtained a Container and shipped it with business equipment and clothing to Albania because of a former member of our club.

Held various blood drives and Community Health Outreach events.

Donated each year to Eden II programs for autistic children and their families when they started in Staten Island, and for over 25 years.

Helped Rainbows Hope, an organization that helped chronically and terminally ill children in Staten Island.

Actively involved in supporting programs for people with HIV/AIDS, through support of Community Health Action of Staten Island (formerly the SI AIDS Task Force), as well as Staten Island Cares (first SI fund raiser for AIDS).

Participated in the MS Walk-a-Thon Juvenile Diabetes Walk-a-Thon.

Sent used eye glasses to a sister club in Sri Lanka.

Built a well and furnished a new science lab and textbooks to a rural school in Kenya through Matching Grant Program with a sister club in Nairobi, Kenya.

Host an annual Halloween community event at the Joe Holzka Community Garden where local children pick pumpkins and participate in arts and crafts.

Recognizes local Senior Citizens as Un-Sung heroes for the work they do in our community.

Assisted in the rebuilding the baseball field at Snug Harbor Little League to provide a safe environment for the young athletes to play.

Hosts an annual Celebrity Chef Fundraiser, where local leaders in business/amateur chefs compete for the Top Chef titles in an effort to raise money for the Clubs causes.

Awards an $8,000 scholarship annually to a North Shore High School Senior based on their community service.

Runs an annual Bowl-A-Thon whose funds have been used to help autistic and special needs children throughout Staten Island. Over $300,000 has been distributed in the past 11 years through this event.

Works together with the other Staten Island Clubs on an Oktoberfest Event to benefit local Veterans in need.

Initiated an annual Luggage Drive where we help those less fortunate move forward through their already tough situations.

You too can support our efforts with a donation!

Support our Community Efforts through a Contribution to the North Shore Rotary Charitable Foundation