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Our Projects & Initiatives

The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman is made up of young professionals and students ages 18 to 30 who strive on serving the community.  It is one of the main reasons individuals join Rotaract in order to get involved and to give back to the community they live in.  Team RCGC is involved in several initiatives throughout the year either through volunteership, partnership, or by its own effort.  As part of the Rotary family, Team RCGC is deeply rooted in community service in order to improve the quality of lives of their communities and when selecting a project the club uses Rotary’s areas of focus:

  1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  2. Disease prevention and treatment
  3. Water and Sanitation
  4. Maternal and Child Health
  5. Basic Education and Literacy
  6. Economic and Community Development
 

With keeping the areas of focus in mind,  the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman have several ongoing need base projects throughout the year.  These ongoing projects are projects that have been an initiative for RCGC for more than one year.  Team RCGC is proud and very grateful to be continuing our work with community by participating throughout the year with these initiatives:

 

The Brown Paper Bag Project for Clients of DCR

The Brown Paper Bag Project is a monthly-ongoing initiative that began in 2012 in collaboration with the Department of Community Rehabilitation.  Every month members pack brown paper bag lunches for clients of DCR who are a part of the mental health court system in the Cayman Islands.  The Department approached the Club to fund and to provide volunteers to ready the lunches.  Team RCGC was more than delighted to help and with over a year of the project being established, the Club is looking forward to more years of working with DCR.  The Brown Paper Bag Project provides lunches for about 18 to 21 clients every month, some who do not have access to a healthy meal on regular basis.  Each lunch consists of a hot sandwich or patty, a fruit snack, chips, an apple,  and juice.  Members meet  on the evening prior to  court to decorate bags with inspirational messages and pack lunches. These packed lunches are then delivered to the Department for distribution at court.  

Nadine Andreas Foster Home Outings

Over the years, Team RCGC has been involved with providing outings for the residents at The Nadine Andreas Foster Home.   It has been wonderful to to develop a relationship with the home and with the residents.  Members look forward to outings and holidays with the residents, staff and their families.  The outing vary from Turtle Farm visits, Beach BBQs, Beach Days with Red Sail Sports, Movie Outings and others fun activities throughout the year.

Meals on Wheels Delivery

Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors and the infirm by assisting them in maintaining their independence at home through our daily home-delivered hot, nutritious lunches and friendly smiles. To inspire hope and encourage wellbeing while bringing the community together through volunteerism.  The programme in the Cayman Islands officially started with the help of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central.  Team RCGC began volunteering weekly with the Meals on Wheels programme on a bi-monthly basis, even getting their own route.  The Club presently has a Meals on Wheels Chairperson who works closely with facilitators at MOW and recruits members to continually fill the weekly route.

The Annual School Supply-a-thon for DCFS

The Annual School Supply-a-thon for DCFS is annual fundraising initiative put on by the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman. It begins at the beginning of the Rotaract year in July and runs through September in time for the reopening of schools on the island.  100% of the proceeds raised are used to purchase school supply kits from a local office supply store and donated to the Department of Children and Family Services.  Recipients of the supplies are determined on a need-base by the Department.  

Blood Drives

Members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman are encouraged to become blood donors for the Blood Bank at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority.    The importance of donating blood is highlighted in an annual blood drive where members encourage and promote the community to donate blood either partnering or working with another club or organization or taking the initiative into their own hands.   

 

Other projects that we are proud to be a part of:

  • The Ken Chan Run
  • Beach and Road Side Clean Ups
  • Literacy projects with LIFE
  • District 7020 projects
  • Partner Projects with Rotary and Rotaract
  • Collection for the NCVO Telethon
  • End Polio Now
  • Special Olympics Healthy Athletes
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Teen Summit Talks
  • Cayman Islands Humane Society Dog Walks
  • Member interest projects