Clubs throughout District 5495 hosted community service projects as part of the district's second annual Week of Service, April 16-24, 2022.
Clubs big and small planned and participated in projects -- including volunteering at the local food bank, giving away free formal prom attire to high school students, cleaning up a local park or trail, furnishing an apartment for a refugee family recently relocated to Phoenix, providing clothes to homeless shelters and more.
The mayors of both Chandler and Mesa declared April 16-24 as "Rotary Week of Service" in their communities in honor of the work performed over the years by the local Rotary clubs, and the impact their work has had on local citizens.
Local Phoenix television stations broadcast live at two Week of Service events: The Prom Closet in Glendale and the furnishing of an apartment for a refugee family from Afghanistan that recently relocated to Arizona.
The Prom Closet, sponsored by the Peoria North Rotary Club, was held April 2 and April 16 at Landmark Elementary School in Glendale. Over 70 Rotary volunteers from numerous clubs assisted in the project, which served nearly 500 students from over 70 high schools in Arizona.
Twelve East Valley Rotary Clubs -- including the ASU Rotaract Club -- worked with the International Rescue Committee to fully furnish an apartment for a family recently relocated from Afghanistan. Clubs provided furniture, toiletries and food for the family.
The Rotary Club of Sun City, joined by other West Valley Rotarians, helped at the Valley View Community Food Bank in Sun City.
 Prescott Sunup
  Mesa West
 Tempe Rio Salado/Camelback Crossroads
  Peoria North