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Poverty Alleviation


Daybreak Rotary helps alleviate poverty by collecting and distributing food and volunteering at local missions. The Poverty Alleviation Committee was formed in 2003, and our club has worked with local agencies to help local people who can't afford basic needs.

Primary needs in Bartlesville are:

Once a month, we pass an envelope for contributions at meetings to help four local agencies buy food to help local people. These are the Salvation Army, Mary Martha Outreach, Agape, and Concern. We rotate the donations between recipient agencies. Since Oct 2003, Daybreak has collected over $70,000.

Our club volunteers to cook on Saturdays six times a year at Agapé Mission (suspended during COVID).

At Christmas time, we help the Salvation Army by ringing a bell for the Red Kettle Campaign.

Even during COVID, we have continued to support these agencies from our operating funds.  We believe in it!