Service Opportunities
Here are some opportunities for service in Brookline. 
Some are projects of Brookline Rotary, and others are affiliated community opportunities.
Holiday Gift Giving.  In this season of sharing, members will have the opportunity to adopt a family and purchase gifts for them for the holiday season.  Our community partner, Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, has identified families who could use some help this holiday season.  The list of clients with their wishes will be on the events page starting 11/11/22.  Please sign up for the individual(s) you wish to support and bring your unwrapped gift, labeled with the number of the client for whom it is intended to our Yankee Swap on 12/1/22.  The club will be purchasing gift wrap and donating it to the Center so the parents can wrap the gifts themselves. This activity is open to any non-members who wish to participate.
Thanksgiving Feast.  On Thursday, 11/17/22 we will be assisting the Brookline Police in their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the community.  Please come to the Tappan Green: Stem building starting at 3:30 for set-up and then stay to join our neighbors at 5:30 for this annual celebration of thanks and to clean up.  Sign up for the meal at 617-730-2248 or scan QR code listed under events.
Stuffing backpacks with weekend food for low-income students in the public schools.  Monthly starting in September, fourth Wednesday evening 7:00PM - 8:30PM.  Contact Phil Sandler
Stuffing backpacks with school supplies for low-income students through Steps to Success (STS) and Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA).  Donations of goods and dollars can be made till 8/18/21.  See website for list of items that are needed.  Members are invited to Pizza and Packing of these backpacks on, August 25, 5:30 pm, VFW Brookline.   Register on Website.  Contact Susan Rack, Service Chair with questions
Feeding Reading  From now till the end of September, purchase 1-10 designated Kellogg Products and select your favorite children's book from their Feeding Reading website.  Books will be shipped directly to you.  Drop books off at Audy Mobile for delivery to a local family shelter. See complete rules here
Brookline Day  September 18th at Coolidge Corner .  Staff a Rotary table all day collecting donations for Ukrainian relief and promote Dog Day.  Sign up on Rotary website
Freshman BBQ  10:30 to 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/6/22 Rotarians provide person power for this annual event welcoming about 1000 Freshman to Brookline High School the day before school starts for orientation.  Partnering with the PTO we will set up the courtyard, grill, staff buffet tables and breakdown.  Sign up on Rotary website.