Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground, or “Sweat Equity”:
Rotary Contributions to the World

Besides contributing their own resources, Rotarians hold fundraisers for specific causes both here and abroad. Rotarians also participate in making humanitarian programs work. Rotarians inoculate children, provide on-site expertise, and actively facilitate projects of all kinds by means of material, technical, and professional assistance as well as manual labor to improve the quality of life of those in need.

Rotary clubs in two countries or in different parts of one country often partner together so that a Donor club can meet the specific needs and use their contributions of funds, materials, and manpower effectively when partnering with a Recipient club whose region is experiencing hardship. Such projects and contributions are under direct supervision of District Governors in the partner areas.

Rotary clubs are autonomous. As a result, many Rotary clubs choose to support not only Rotary’s projects but also non-Rotary organizations that provide humanitarian service to improve the quality of life in a region.

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