Donations Info

There are many ways to make donations and other contributions to West Orange Rotary.

West Orange Rotarians at Camp Merryheart Summer of 2010
Rotary Foundation
Shelter Box USA

Change A Life Uganda is a nonprofit, nondenominational 501c3 tax exempt organization dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and disadvantaged children and their families through quality education and healthcare. They support educational sponsorships, income generating activities for families and medical treatment to enable the children and their families to live, learn, work and improve their futures. Change a Life currently helps children and their families in Nabbingo and Migyera Uganda.  In April 2011, The Rotary Club of West Orange adopted Change A Life Uganda as it’s new International Service project. Donating $2500 in order to help them drill a new well for the school children and their families.   Right now, the children of the school have to travel miles to collect dirty, contaminated water in jerry cans and haul them back to the school and boil the water before drinking or washing their hands.  It is the hope of the West Orange Rotary club that our donation along with the donations of others will help to provide clean, fresh water to the children of Migyera so that they can learn and thrive in health without fear of life-threatening diarrhea and infectious disease.

Through the Quarters for Water program the West Orange Rotary Club will continue their support to help raise money to complete the well project for Change A Life Uganda.

2010 Scholarship Recipients with members of the Scholarship Committee.
Gift of Life

Please help us purchase more Shelter Boxes for the Japan crisis as well as other disasters around the world.  Send a check made out the the “Rotary Club of West Orange Foundation”  (write “shelterbox” on the memo line) and we will purchase more shelter boxes.  Check out for more information.

Please send checks to:

The Rotary Club of West Orange

Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital

492 Prospect Avenue

West Orange, NJ  07052


The Rotary Club of West Orange Foundation

c/o Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital

492 Prospect Avenue

West Orange, NJ  07052

Just write “food pantry” in the memo section.  You can also drop off non-perishable food donations to the address above

The Rotary Club of West Orange Foundation is a 501c3 corporation and any donations made to this foundation are tax deductible.

The West Orange Rotary Foundation helps to fund the following charities and projects ANNUALLY:


  • We collect food and money for local food banks like Holy Trinity Church
  • Student scholarships are given annually to West Orange high school seniors.
  • Community Service – thousands of dollars are donated back to the community.  First Aid Squad, Community House, Main Street Counseling,   West Orange Animal Welfare League are only a few of the many local benefactors.
  • Ongoing benefactor for the Turtle Back Zoo’s South American Exhibit
  • Camp Merry Heart for Disabled Children in Hackettstown (an Easter Seals Camp) We maintain the Arts and Crafts Building, recently building a new patio handi-cap ramp for the building as well as having the roof replaced.  We sponsor at least one campership every summer.
  • Rotary Park – in conjunction with the Dept of Public Works in West Orange we helped renovate the park at the bottom of Mount Pleasant Ave at Main Street as well as replace the American and Rotary flags as needed.
  • Dictionary Project:  West Orange Rotary provides a new dictionary to every 3rd grader in West Orange every year, both public and private schools.
  • Pedals for Progress – collect used bicycles and sewing machines to be shipped to 3rd world countries.
  • Help the Children Hear – collect used hearing aides for children in Third World Countries.
  • Rotaplast – Rotary sanctioned International Service Project that provides free surgery for babies and children in 3rd world countries with cleft palate and other facial deformities.  The West Orange Rotary Club has been a Sustaining Member of Rotaplast annually since 1998.
  • Pure Water for the World – see link page
  • Gift of Life – provides life saving heart surgery for children with heart defects
  • Polio Plus – see link page
  • ShelterBox USA – see link page

If you would like to donate to one of the above charities or projects please contact us at:



or call  973-731-1971