Global Outreach

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RCCC realizes that, while our local community is Frederick, we must also serve our global community. Giving back should not be limited to our backyard while our international partners struggle to satisfy the basic needs we take for granted. Our club actively searches for and commits to long-term projects in our international committee to help satisfy those needs. We leverage our resources with that of The Rotary Foundation and other Rotary clubs to help make a difference worldwide.

Hope in South Africa

Hope in South Africa is a global partnership that empowers communities to enable every citizen to become healthy, responsible, contributing members of society. RCCC helps the organization by donating money and even travelling to South Africa to volunteer. LEARN MORE

Cambodia Reads

Cambodia Reads helps to expand access to basic educational materials and enrichment experiences for elementary age children in the village of Poum Me’an, Kampong Cham in rural Cambodia. Books, educational materials, and furniture for the project are all purchased locally in Cambodia to help empower their local community as well. LEARN MORE

Cyprus Friendship Project

The Cyprus Friendship Project brings teens together from the eastern Mediterranean area, where a border separates Turkish-speaking Muslims on the north and Greek-speaking Christians on the south. The yearlong project aims to break down the historical stereotypes and mistrust that currently exists between the two groups, while promoting peace. LEARN MORE 

Bikes for the World

The mission of Bikes for the World is to make quality used bicycles and parts available to lower income people in developing countries. The program also generates skilled employment in bicycle repair. LEARN MORE 

KIVA

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, CA, that celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities through micro-lending loans. RCCC partnered with KIVA for the first time in 2017 by selecting programs to support in South and Central America, Asia and Africa. With a reported 97% payback rate on the micro-loans, RCCC’s contributions will be used over and over again to grow small businesses and opportunities around the world. LEARN MORE

Thailand Dental

Through a local non-profit organization here in Frederick, Yogamour Global, Dr. Mark Pitts and his wife, Shawn, have had the opportunity to visit an isolated elementary school in the Mae Taeng District of northern Thailand to provide dental care since 2013. With contacts in Chiang Mai, Thailand, who are doing volunteer work through Yogamour Global, small teams of volunteers have been assembled to visit an isolated mountain elementary school in the Mae Taeng District to provide basic dental care, cleanings, oral hygiene education, and palliative care, including dental extractions, to over 100 children (as well as some of their family members) and staff members at the school through the course of annual 5 or 6 day no-cost clinics. Thailand Dental has purchased portable dental equipment that is maintained in Thailand to allow for us to return easily and set up additional clinics, or would allow other volunteer dentists to provide care at the school. If a child needs treatment that Thailand Dental cannot provide in its portable clinic setting, the volunteers arrange for the patient to be seen at a dentist in the closest town, and then pay for all transportation and the cost of dental treatment.

World Peace and Understanding

RCCC promotes world peace and international understanding between cultures and countries, whether through guest lectures, exchange programs, or service projects.