LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS
The Rotary Club of Hammond actively embraces the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”
Each month, the club comes together for a community service project. Through activities like volunteering in schools, building homes for those in need, beautifying parks and green spaces and hosting blood drives, members are able to find a cause they are passionate about and give of their time and talents.
We also raise funds for grants to community non-profit organizations through three “Signature Events”: Movie Night Under the Stars, Hammond Christmas Parade, and the Shamrock Run. For these projects, it’s “all hands on deck” to ensure a memorable experience for all and that we reach our fundraising goals.
Movie Night Under The Stars
Rotary helps kick off the Holiday season with our annual “Movie Under the Stars” event in November at Cate Square. Families bring their kids, blankets and pets and hunker down for caroling, hot chocolate and a seasonal feature movie on the big, inflatable screen. Rumor has it there may even be a few snow flurries…!
Hammond Christmas Parade
The holiday celebration continues on Saturday, December 7th with the Hammond Christmas Parade. Bands, floats, dancers and other surprises await the crowds lining the street. It’s a great event, and a Hammond tradition.
Over the last 8 years, the Shamrock Run has attracted hundreds of elite runners competing to qualify for the Crescent City Classic, teams from local employers and organizations, families and 4-legged friends. Choose the distance that’s right for you: a 1-mile fun-run, the 5K or the 10K qualified course. Winding through the beautiful Southeastern Louisiana University Campus, the event boasts one of the best after-race parties on the Northshore!
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries. Click here to learn more about participating in World Community Service.
The international causes that the Rotary Club of Hammond has supported include campaigns to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and flooding in Serbia, and the Rotary Shelter Box program.