What We Do
The Rotary Four Way Test
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
It means that we carefully choose the programs we become involved in based on that test.
Here are some we are currently supporting.
Hover over the logos to learn more about these important organizations which represent just a sampling of the charities we are involved in.
In Jacob's Shoes is a 501(c)(3) public charity formed in loving memory of Jacob S. Zweig. In Jacob’s Shoes provides shoes, backpacks and school supplies to local children in need. The children and families served come from all backgrounds. Some are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless, some are living in poverty, living in homeless shelters and/or in the foster care system. Some are victims of abuse or have experienced floods, fires or hurricanes. All are in need.
Since inception in 2009, In Jacob’s Shoes has proudly provided over 130,000 pairs of shoes and 9,000 backpacks complete with school supplies giving local children in need the opportunity to go to school prepared, participate in sports and enrichment programs and to Walk With Pride!
The Friendship Journey unites individuals of all cognitive & physical abilities through equitable opportunities. We provide inclusive programs & experiences to foster relationships, enrich lives and create a community that is home to everyone.
Our inclusive programs take place through recurring sessions and provide opportunities for children, teens and young adults of all physical and cognitive abilities to enjoy extracurricular activities while forming friendships.
At The Friendship Journey, we foster and nourish these inclusive friendships, sowing threads into the fabric of a kinder and more empathetic community. By sharing the path with our friends, the journey becomes more fulfilling for all of us.
Challenger Baseball of Broward County is an adaptive baseball program for all special needs children. Our game rules are modified according to the needs of the player, whether it means a teenage buddy pushing a wheelchair around the bases, or a coach helping the child bat and field.
This program allows these children the opportunity to play baseball and participate on a team like their brothers and sisters. Challenger Baseball provides them the opportunity to participate in sports, learn good sportsmanship skills, socialize and develop friends, and greatly improve their self esteem. Everyone is a winner and share in each others accomplishments.
Challenger Baseball is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Thanks to our private sponsors, we are able to provide uniforms, equipment, pictures, trophies and more, all at no charge to our families.
Founded in 1971, today Family Central Inc. (FCI) is the epicenter for comprehensive family strengthening, early learning, and training in South Florida. Nationally accredited on Accreditation and certified by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, FCI continues to transform lives through its mission to promote children’s success by providing quality family support and educational services so that every child and family can succeed.
Many of Family Central's early childhood programs and family strengthening programs focus on the social and emotional development of the children we work with and their caregivers’ ability to: identify, manage and facilitate healthy development for each child in this area.
Social and emotional milestones are often harder to pinpoint than signs of physical development. This area emphasizes many skills that increase self-awareness and self-regulation.
Vital Flight, Florida's only non-profit, ALL-Volunteer Pilot Organization, coordinates air transportation for special needs camps, military veterans that need assistance, cancer patients, and emergency responders (fire, flood, storm, etc.) is what Vital Flight is all about and shows how we help people. South Florida children in need.
In 2010, Vital Flight volunteers started a program, "A Special Day for Special Kids," to give children, especially those fighting serious illness, an opportunity for a free airplane ride. Recognizing that care givers are often "forgotten angels" in such situations, special emphasis was given to include the entire family.
Hands Across Waters. A successful collaboration was established between the Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland, Florida and the Rotary Club of Lod, Israel to utilize principles of water conservation within schools as a platform for promoting social interaction between various ethnic and religious communities in Israel. RHAW is transforming the next generation of water leaders to collectively address our most pressing environmental issues. In 2015, Israel was awarded its largest Global Grant from Rotary International to utilize principles of water conservation as a platform for promoting cross-cultural exchange amongst 10 schools of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.