Disease Prevention and Treatment

We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time.

Rotarians giving polio immunization drops to school children in Pakistan
Pakistan and Afghanistan are still Polio endemic countries. Rotarians from District 5220 traveled to Pakistan to participate in a National Immunization Day. Millions of children are vaccinated every year thanks to the fundraising and life saving work of Rotarians.

Peace and Conflict Resolution

By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

Clean Water and Sanitation

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.

Teacher and student standing by a water filter supplied by Rotary
Bio Sand Filters funded by a District 5220 Rotary Global Grant were installed in homes and schools of the impoverished mountainous regions of Mindanao in the Philippines.

Maternal and Child Health

Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Health workers in a clinic testing blood pressure and for diabetes
Rotarians from clubs in District 5220 provide health care clinics in their communities and in remote areas of the world that do not have access to regular health care.

Basic Education and Literacy

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

Rotarians in District 5220 provide dictionaries to 3rd graders, engage in Read In’s in their local elementary schools, donate scholarship funds to high school seniors, give away backpacks and school supplies, hold annual speech contests, and provide mentoring and leadership opportunities, and more.

Rotarian painting colorful little libraries
Rotarians build, stock, and distribute Free Little Libriaries in their communities and on school sites.

Economic and Community Development

We create opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.

Supporting the Environment

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment.

Rotarians plant trees, do neighborhood cleanups, refurbrish parks and playgrounds, and keep highways free from litter.

Modesto Rotrians planting bushes to beautify a park
Modesto Rotarians spent part of the weekend beautifying their section of the Virginia Trail Corridor. Modesto Rotarians planted bushes and plants and repainted fencing. Everyone was able to help in their own way and get the project finished in record time.