Local Projects our Club is Involved In

EYE SCREENINGS — Each year the P-G Rotary joins with Lions Clubs to make a difference in the lives of over 4,000 people. Vision Van equipment is set up at the Kentucky State Fair in the Health Horizon’s area and the volunteers provide FREE screenings to anyone at the fair. For many people, this annual screening is the only vision care that they can afford and rely on.

ADVENTURE CAMP — Twice each year our Club sends a squadron of volunteers to the BSA Adventure Camp that provides a day in the “wilderness” shooting, fishing and other activities for the physically impaired children of our area.

KRISTY LOVE FOUNDATION — The Kristy Love Foundation is a survivor-led, trauma-informed program that provides comprehensive services to women suffering from addiction, prostitution, and human trafficking. The Kristy Love Foundation strives to “provide a listening ear to a silent heart” so that women may heal in a safe place, become confident, financially self-sufficient, and develop healthy relationships with their families and within their communities.  The Rotary Club of Prospect-Goshen and the District Rotary provided funds to build the Kristy Love Klothes Kloset.

CLEAN WATER PROJECT — Partnering with WaterStep and the Louisville Sunrise Rotary Club, we were able to provide clean drinking water for folks near Pikesville, KY. This is one way our Club is involved in providing clean water to those in need.

APPLE PATCH — Always looking for ways to make a difference in our own backyard, we are on the schedule each year to help with a project at the nearby Apple Patch Community to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These projects and Apple Patch will help each of them achieve their highest potential and lead independent and productive lives.

WAYSIDE MISSION — Our group collects and delivers to the Mission clothing and goods that will assist the homeless every year during the holidays.

SMILE KENTUCKY! — Club members annually volunteer for a day on the dental van and at the School of Dentistry to help provide needed dental work for children throughout the area. Some of the children participating in Smile Kentucky! Treatment Day have extensive dental needs — more than can be addressed in one day. These children are invited to receive free follow-up care at U of L School of Dentistry funded by the Prospect Goshen Rotary Club. Since 2002, the Rotarians have provided over $80,000 towards follow-up dental treatment. To read more, go to:  www.smilekentucky.com

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS — THIS ONE IS RIGHT UP OUR ALLEY!! It’s not about bowling. It’s about kids! Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an easy and enjoyable way to make a positive difference in a child’s life and our “teams” always have a great time and bring in needed dollars for this great cause.

COAT EXCHANGE — Started by one of our honorary members, Rotarian from Rhode Island, Ted Loebenberg, this project is one of the easiest to be involved with. Held at various locations around the area the Friday after Thanksgiving, you simply need to drop off a coat for those in need of a coat. It couldn’t be more simple!!

BELL RINGING — Each year, individuals and families turn to The Salvation Army for help during the holidays and our Club stands shoulder to shoulder with them to ring the bells at the Prospect Kroger every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

TOYS FOR TOTS — With the help of our own retired Marine, Tom Wilson, our Club helps meet the mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve each year by collecting new, unwrapped toys which will be distributed as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children in our community. OOH-RAH!!! www.toysfortots.org

PROJECT WARM — Those “handier” people in the Club have donated time and expertise in helping winterize a lot of homes in the area.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY — P-G Rotary has worked on several houses in various stages of construction and we look forward to working on more in the future.

PROJECT DROP OFF — Because we can’t always provide hands-on help at a project, we have another great way of helping those in need with monthly drop off projects that assist with collections for food, shoes, clothing, old golf equipment (yes, that’s in here too), baby goods, eye glasses and more.