The Rotary Club of Bradford sponsors a variety of fundraising and service activities on the local, national, and international level. Here are just a few examples of our Rotary dollars at work:
Rotary Youth Exchange
Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
The Rotary Club of Bradford sponsors scholarships and supports the educational institutions of our area such as the Bradford Area High School and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Charities and Special Events
Through pancake breakfasts, our Bowl-A-Thon, our annual spring concert, and other local fund-raisers, the Bradford Rotary Club is proud to be a sponsor of so many community service events. We sponsor the Firefighter of the Year and support McKean County Special Olympics, The Bradford Landmark Society, The Tuna Valley Trail Association, Futures Rehabilitation Center, Evergreen Elm, The Adopt-a-Highway Program, Polio Plus, and more. Of all the charities we support, McKean County CARE for Children holds a special place in the heart of the Bradford Rotary Club. Dedicated to helping mentally and physically disabled children in our community, we have supported CARE for decades and will continue to for years to come.
On the international level, we help support the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. The Foundation's Humanitarian Programs fund international Rotary club and district projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world. The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. The Bradford Rotary Club's members are actively committed to contributing to the Rotary Foundation through individual contributions and fundraisers.