Welcome to the Millbrook Rotary Club's Service Projects page, where our commitment to community and global impact shines. Annually, we proudly support local initiatives such as scholarships for Millbrook High School students, providing school supplies for those in need, gifting books to 8th graders, and distributing dictionaries to 3rd graders across four local schools.
Our dedication extends to fostering youth development through programs like the Interact Club and Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly (RYLA), as well as participating in career days at Millbrook High School. Community welfare remains at the forefront with our support for local food pantries, highway cleanups, addiction recovery centers, and cultural and artistic endeavors.
On a national and international scale, we collaborate with Rotary International to eradicate polio through PolioPlus and provide disaster relief with ShelterBox. The impact of our donations and funded projects in the current year, from surgical interventions in Zimbabwe to clean water initiatives in India, showcases our commitment to making a positive difference. Explore the diverse range of causes we've championed over the years, from aiding veterans with PTSD to contributing to disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Join us in our mission to serve and uplift communities, both near and far, as we continue to embody Rotary's spirit of "Service Above Self."

Projects undertaken and causes supported annually by Millbrook Rotary include:

Local Projects/Contributions (annual support)

•  Scholarships, Millbrook High School

•  School supplies for students in need, Millbrook & Webutuck (See letter from Webutuck below!)

•  Book gifts for 8th graders, Millbrook Central School

•  Dictionaries for 3rd graders in four local schools

•  Support of Millbrook HS Interact Club

•  Youth Exchange (international), incoming & outgoing students

•  Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly (RYLA), 3-4 MHS sophomores

•  Participation in Millbrook High School Career Day

•  Food for Folks Food Pantry (Lyall Memorial Federated Church)

•  Comida de Vida/Food of Life Pantry (St. Thomas Episcopal Church)

•  Adopt-a-Highway road cleanup, four times a year

•  MARC (Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers)

•  Millbrook Arts Group (MAG)

•  Millbrook Community Day

•  Home Show ShelterBox display (donations fund a ShelterBox)

•  Radio Rotary – Hudson Valley

•  Business Directory


National/International Projects/Contributions (ongoing support)

•  PolioPlus – joining with Rotary International to eradicate polio throughout  the world; funds matched by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

•  ShelterBox (disaster relief) – each box provides tent and basic needs for 10 people.  [Millbrook Rotary is a Hero Donor – committed to one box ($1,000) per year]

Donations/Projects Funded in Current Year (2019-20)

•  Fistula Foundation (Zimbabwe), surgery for women in rural areas of Africa

•  Wheelchair Foundation, provides wheelchairs for needy in developing countries

•  Bocker family (Union Vale), house destroyed by fire following plane crash

•  Global Grant Project w/other Rotary Clubs, clean water in deprived villages in India

•  Shalom Centre of Africa, conflict resolution in tribal lands of eastern Africa

•  Gift of Life International (El Salvador), nutritional needs for a child after heart surgery

•  Angels of Light, holiday giving to local children who have life-threatening illnesses

•  American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (Saratoga NY), for veterans with PTSD

•  Puerto Rico Disaster Relief following earthquakes (organized by Liberty Rotary Club)

•  HOAM (Hope On A Mission), food & assistance for homeless in Poughkeepsie

•  Millbrook Diner, provided thousands of hot meals for the needy during COVID19 

•  North East Community Center food pantry (Millerton), increased need, COVID-19

•  Cardinal Hayes Home, toward deck & ramp on adult workshop building, Millbrook


Gifts to Community in Prior Years

•  Welcome to Millbrook signs (in collaboration with Village of Millbrook)

•  Restoration of monument at Route 343 intersection