Here’s a list of projects that Clubs are doing in their Communities, together with their fundraising projects.
Click here:   communityserviceclubrecap2016
Fundraising project Highlight—Dearborn Heights.    For the past 20 years The Dearborn Heights Rotary Club had raised over $100,000 by placing cash collection boxes at area businesses throughout the community.    

DH Rotary Collection Boxes details Click her for more information on how your club can do this in your community.

How to start a project!
Your committee is responsible for planning and carrying out successful service
projects that utilize funds and club members’ time to benefit those in need. For
each project, develop a timeline, establish criteria for measuring progress, and
consider the resources and tools available to support you. What follows is the
standard process for planning and implementing a Rotary service project. You
may wish to adapt it to meet the needs of your club.
1. Assess the situation.
Successful service projects must address real and current community
concerns. Conduct a needs assessment to identify community needs that your
club can address.
2. Choose a project.
The assessment provides criteria for choosing a service project. Consider
community support and involvement, the club’s history of service, resources,
the length of the project, and its sustainability.
3. Make a plan.
Set objectives, develop a work plan, develop a budget, and determine what
liability protection is called for.
4. Carry out your project.
Promote the project, raise funds, and manage project activities. Work with
your club’s public relations committee to make a plan for promoting the
project and managing the club’s public image.
5. Evaluate your project.
Determine what worked and what didn’t. Document your findings
When planning your projects, choose a community need that falls within Rotary’s
service priorities:
• Areas of focus
–– Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
–– Disease prevention and treatment
–– Water and sanitation
–– Maternal and child health
–– Basic education and literacy
–– Economic and community development
• Avenues of Service: Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service,
International Service, Youth Service
Strengthen your projects by collaborating with members who have expertise
in a particular area of service, other Rotary clubs, other organizations, and the
community being served. Find partners by:
• Contacting your district Rotary Foundation committee chair or district
programs committee chair
• Networking with other Rotary members at district and international meetings
• Browsing or posting on Rotary Ideas and Rotary Showcase
• Expanding your international connections through fellowship visits with other
clubs and through Rotary Friendship Exchange
• Connecting with fellow Rotarians on social networking sites


Communities in Action–Needs Assessment