Community Projects

 

Make A House A Home

Our Rotary Melbourne Make House a Home project (MAHAH) has assisted hundreds of homeless people since it commenced over five years ago, with our volunteers purchasing, packing and delivering sets of homewares helping Launch Housing as they find new homes for the homeless. You can watch our video to see how it all works.

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Catering for Change

Giving a hand up, not just a hand out, is a vital way to renew the fight against poverty and homelessness.
Rotary Melbourne has successfully provided seed funding to For Change Co towards its Catering for Change Pilot.

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Rotary Safe Families - now inclusive of Greek Community

The Rotary SAFE Families Inclusive Communities Initiative is focused on providing prevention of abuse information via printed translated Guides and films, to our many CALD (culturally diverse Australian communities). It now includes materials for Melbourne's Greek community.

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5000 Acts of Kindness

To celebrate our historic 5000th Club Meeting on 30th August 2023, Rotary Melbourne launched its 5000 Acts of Kindness project.

At the heart of Rotary is the ideal of service and doing good for one another. We are people of action, and we know that each little act makes a difference. Join us in making that difference, by performing your own Act of Kindness, and encouraging others to do the same.

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Black Rhinos Football

Rotary Melbourne works in conjunction with AfriAus Care to help the Black Rhinos team, helping young migrants from African backgrounds to integrate, engage and develop relationships, preventing crime through participation in sport. Watch this video to learn more.

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End Hepatitis Now Project Update

The End Hepatitis Now project was launched in late 2019. A Rotary Melbourne partnership has been formed with Hepatitis Victoria.

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Supporting the Environment

In June this year, Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation announced our Seventh Area of Focus - Supporting the Environment. Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus now cover all seventeen United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

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Rotary Connects

Rotary Connects is a six-step process to help identify issues and create projects that involve members and deliver outcomes that benefit the community. Want to know more.....

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Gathering of Kindness Project

Gathering of Kindness, a Rotary 100 Years Project

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End Trachoma Trailer Update 2020

Past President Peter Rogers wrote:  "You will be pleased to hear that our Mk2 version of Interactive Face Washing Trailer is nearing completion in the Darwin workshops of our partner Inpex.

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Interactive Water Trailer

Past President Peter Rogers presented a Rotary Melbourne 100 Year Project: Interactive Water Trailer - End Trachoma 2020. 

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End Hepatitis Now

Peter Clark presented our Rotary Melbourne initiative:  "End Hepatitis Now" as one of the five R100 Centenary Projects.

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Taking Water to the People

Nganampa Health Council showed the following on Facebook this week.  Pic shows a water trailer designed and made by Ross Engineering in Alice Springs and funded by SA Health and will be used at "sorry" camps, bush camps and meetings to enable face and hand washing.  

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Signing MOU with Launch Housing

Rotary Melbourne has signed a MOU with Launch Housing to support  Launch Housing's mission to house the homeless.

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Ending Homelessness Forum

Summary of the Ending Homelessness forum, by Marion Macleod, which was facilitated at the Multi District Conference 2019.  This forum was outstanding and generated much discussion and interest.

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End Trachoma by 2020

Led by the Rotary Club of Melbourne, the EndTrachoma by 2020 project unites Rotary clubs across Australia, to work towards eliminating trachoma by preventing the spread of infection that causes this avoidable blindness.  This project is endorsed by 2017-18 Rotary International President, Australian Ian Riseley, and Zone Director Noel Trevaskis, and has been endorsed as a project to commemorate Rotary Australia’s centenary year in 2021.  

 

 

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Healing the Hurt

Beginning as a response to the Victorian Commission on Family Violence in 2017, the Healing the Hurt project focused on the needs of children  who live in traumatic situations. While there are numerous agencies and therapists who support families, they lack the specialised training to treat trauma.

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Rotary SAFE Families

Welcome to our Rotary Melbourne 100 Year Initiative - Rotary SAFE Families.  Become part of the solution in the prevention of family and elder abuse and locate support for anyone abused or in danger of abuse.

You can become an Ambassador for SAFE Families - Stopping Abuse in Families Everywhere.

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