Our Service Projects
The Rivertowns Rotary Club is proud to support a variety of causes throughout our community and abroad. Our current projects are found below: 
     - Awarded a $1,500 scholarship in each of our four village high schools during 2017.
       Since inception of the program more than $100,000 has been awarded.   
Pictured are the 4 local high school seniors were awarded $1,500 scholarships by the Rivertowns Rotary Club.  Pictures are (l to r):
Tim Allport (Scholarship Chair),  Dayman Theodule (Hastings), Katie Sturmer (Ardsley), Alissa Abramson (Irvington), and Yukali Okkotsu (Dobbs Ferry), Greg Neff (Club President) 
     - Established Rotaract service clubs at two Mercy College Campuses.  Dobbs Ferry
       Club received a Volunteer Spirit Award from Volunteer New York for performing
       over 3,000 hours of service in a school year.  
     - Gathered toys for over 100 disadvantaged children in the 4 villages during our
       annual Holiday Toy Drive last December.  Over 1,000 children have been
       served since the program was implemented.
     - Sponsored local high school sophomores in attending Rotary Youth Leadership
       Award weekends.  As a way of “giving back” attendees performed service
       projects that benefitted our communities.  
     - Provided back packs and school supplies for over 50 needy students in the
       Hastings School District. 
     - Collected pajamas and reading books for over 200 children in shelters and group
       homes in Westchester as part of Pajama Program’s national effort.   
     - Raised funds for the American Cancer Society by participating in the Relay for Life
       event.  Our team, Rivertowns Rascals, raised over $5,000, making us the top team
       in terms of dollars raised.    
     - Financially supported summer reading programs in local libraries.
     - Financially supported Rotary’s ongoing initiative to eradicate polio from the world.
       Only 6 new cases of polio were reported world-wide during 2017. 
     - Participated both as hosts and financial supporters in Rotary’s Gift of Life program
       providing free heart operations for 389 children from under-developed countries.   
     - Provided 60 school uniforms for children in Nepal.  Without these uniforms,
       students would not have been allowed to attend school.
     - Donated computers to an orphanage in Kibera, a slum neighborhood of Nairobi,
       Kenya, for use in the local school.
     - Assisted financially with water projects in Africa in which new wells were dug and
       modern filtering systems were installed to enhance the health of local communities.