Adopt A Family Foot Hills Food Bank

 Foot Hills Food Bank 2020 Christmas Adopt A Family
On December 10.  Scottsdale North Rotary Club members took presents and gift cards to the Foothills Food Bank for their Adopt a Family 2020 Christmas. 
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School Holiday Bazaar

To support the 2019 Holiday Bazaar at Roadrunner School located at 3540 E. Cholla, club members (Dena Oppenheim and Linda Fulmore) purchased and delivered a variety of items:
  • Moms/Grandmothers: lotion sets, candles, makeup, nail polish sets
  • Teenage Girls/Girls: makeup, nail sets, nail polish, hair things, lotion sets, stuffed animals, bracelets, necklaces
  • Men/Grandfathers: cologne, body wash, deodorant sets, sports items, keychains
  • Teenage Boys: cologne, body wash sets, deodorant, hair gels, body spray, sports balls
  • Boys: toy cars, action figures, super hero items, sports items
  • Household Products: laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, toilet paper
Students will use earned points to purchase Christmas gifts for their families.
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School Grant

With a 2019 District Grant, our club provided zip-up jackets, sweatshirts plus thermal tops, socks and underwear to the West Granada Elementary School in Phoenix.
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End Polio Campaign

Our club was presented with a plaque recognizing our 2019 contributions to the End Polio Now: Countdown to History campaign.
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Foothills Food Bank


Working with the Foothills Food Bank, our club annually supports:

  • Adopt-a-Family - every year, our club purchases and wraps Christmas gifts for a family of four to six members. (approximately $300/year)
  • Annual Food Bank Donation - we donate $300 - $500 every summer to help the organization during these challenging months.
  • Foothills Food Bank August 2020 Newsletter: "Since 2000, the Scottsdale North Rotary Club (formerly the Pinnacle Peak Rotary) has been a wonderful supporter of the Food Bank. Stacy Edwards dropped off a shopping cart filled with school supplies and fantastic backpacks for our September school drive. The group has volunteered in the warehouse on Saturdays sorting food, hosted food and monetary drives with their 28 members and adopted families during the holidays. They have also done special projects assisting clients in need.  Thank you, Rotary, we can always count on your commitment to service in our community."
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School Supplies

On an annual basis, we also purchase school supplies for elementary schools ($500/ year). 

In 2018, Scottsdale Community Partners organized a Back-to-School event on July 25th together with the City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Human Services and the Scottsdale Unified School District in order to help children return to school equipped to succeed.  Our club donated 500 of the 1,000 free computer mice obtained at the Rotary District Conference, in addition to a $500 monetary donation to the event where up to 1,000 Scottsdale students that need help received backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes.


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"Assist an Elder" Project


Through Foothills Caring Corps (, our club has participated in their "Assist an Elder" program. 

Our club really made a difference in an elderly couple's life by doing significant repairs to their Cave Creek mobile home, with the help of a hired contractor.  We repaired the roof, leveled the trailer home, removed old flooring and replaced it with new vinyl tiles. Volunteers had to move items and furniture out and back into the home during the flooring state. The owners no longer have a big hole in their ceiling/roof.  One of the bathrooms has new sub-flooring, toilet and floor, plus the entire living room has a new floor. Finally, the couple also received a gently used "new" couch. Our club covered the $1,250 cost for materials, plus couch and volunteer time.


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Club Fundraiser: "Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children" Benefactor 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Road Clean-Up


Every April and October, you will find our club cleaning up Pima Road between Dynamite and Jomax Roads. Our efforts are part of the Scottsdale Adopt-a-Road program. After we bag the trash found on the one-mile segment, the clean-up crew enjoys breakfast at the General Store at Pinnacle Peak.

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Club Fundraiser: "Soldier's Best Friend" Benefactor

For several years, our club held a fundraiser to support the non-profit organization: "Soldier's Best Friend"
In the spring of 2018, we donated $17,366 which were the proceeds from our evening party and auction. In addition, we helped sponsor their Golf Tournament Fundraiser in November 2018.  In 2017, we raised $17,000 for the organization.
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Dig Deep

Dig Deep, is a non-profit organization working to ensure every American has clean, running water forever. Their focus is on Native Americans.  Our club donates annually to this entity.



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Project Amigo

Project Amigo is an international project that helps children receive a good education in the small Mexican village of Cofradia de Suchitlan, located in Colima, Mexico.  Our club has given a $600 Educational Scholarship donation that sponsors one student in grade 7 thru 12  for one year.

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Community Planting

Our club has been involved in several "community planting" projects, such as:

  • Plantings on the Pinnacle Peak Trail - we annually purchase and plant ~$300 worth of needed trees and plants for the very popular trail.    
  • Plant a Tree Project - our club supported the Carefree Desert Gardens ($275)
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Gabriel's Angels

Gabriel’s Angels is a non-profit organization focused on helping at risk children with pet therapy.  Our club applied for and received a District Grant for this organization for $3,500.

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Pinnacle High School

Through Pinnacle High School, we have sponsored an Interact Club and assisted them with their projects, e.g. $110 Club Rush Day and Personal Hygiene Drive for Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter.

We sent 3 high school students to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) at Camp Ponderosa in Heber, AZ.  Two club members attended:  Sherry Mischel (the District Chair/organizer) and Mike Jacoby (to drive a bus between activities).

Our club also annually helps with the costs associated with the Pinnacle High School Drug Free After School Party. ($500/year)

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