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Imago Dei Middle School Relationship:
Our club has begun an ongoing relationship with Imago Dei Middle School, a private, tuition-free Grade 5-8 downtown Tucson middle school exclusively serving low-income families.

School Alumni Center, Grade 5-8 Classrooms, Science Lab, Library

School Family Pantry, Aquaponics system & garden

 
 
 

THREAD Project:

Dove Mountain Rotarians visited Imago Dei Middle School on Sept 7th, 2020 and presented school officials with a check to cover the cost of materials for sewing 10,000 masks for the THREAD (Together for Hope, Resiliency, Empowerment, And Development) project. The donated funds are from the Dove Mountain Rotary Charitable Fund and a matching grant from District 5500. When the students return to campus, there will be opportunities for club members to mentor students.
 
Peace Pole at a Local Park:
   Our club will soon install a Peace Pole at Tangerine Sky Park in Marana, Arizona
 “Peace Poles” are internationally recognized symbols that send messages for peace, in our world full of conflict. There are more than 250,000 Peace Poles in every country of the world, dedicated as monuments for peace.
 Languages: English, Spanish, Tohono O'odham Nation language, Mandarin, & Hebrew.
 Tohono O'odham language was selected in reference to the original native inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert area: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tohono_Oʼodham
 
SERVING MEALS TO HOMELESS VETERANS:
In 2019 and again in March, 2020 just before the shutdown, Dove Mountain Rotarians and friends of the club served meals to homeless veterans. The meals were part of an event called "Veterans Stand Down", sponsored by Veterans Serving Veterans. The volunteers found it to be a rewarding experience and were pleased to have this opportunity to serve our veterans.
 
BEEHIVE SENIOR CARE ADOPTION:
Dove Mountain Rotary has adopted the Bee Hive Senior Care Center. Club members had a Valentine's Day party for the residents. Shortly after, visits to the home were prohibited because of the pandemic, so the club members sent notes and cards to the residents. Honorary Member Brigitte Hentges also made Easter cards for each resident. When the center re-opens to visitors, further service projects are planned.
 
FOOD BANK BENCHES:
DM club members constructed benches placed at the entrance of the Marana Food Bank, so that patrons would have a place to sit when using public transportation caused them to arrive before the Food Banks daily opening time.
 
 
VOLUNTEERING at "Feed My Starving Children":
DM club members & friends of the club volunteered at a local church location to package food for people in developing nations.
 
 
SHELTER BOX DONATION:
DM Rotarians donated a ShelterBox to provide a family emergency disaster relief from a natural disaster or conflict. Right now, there are more than 104 Million people around the world that have been displaced by natural disasters and world conflict.
 
 
 
Dove Mountain Rotarians Help at El Tour Aid Station:
DM Rotarians, Interactors, and Friends of the club have volunteered each year at an El Tour Aid Station in Marana.

 
DM Rotarians Pack Boxes for Food Bank:
The members of Dove Mountain Rotary shopped for cleaning supplies and personal items, then packed boxes for the Marana Food Bank. The boxes went to senior citizens in the Marana community.

DM Rotarians Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity:

A group of Dove Mountain Rotarians and family members donned hard hats and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. They worked on landscaping, roof trusses, and general construction.
 
 
.... AND MORE  SERVICE PROJECTS TO COME FROM THE DM ROTARY CLUB !!!!