Service Projects

Hayward Area Rotary Charitable Foundation

In 2009, the local Hayward Area Rotary Club formed the Hayward Area Rotary Charitable Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. This allows not only Rotarians but also non-Rotarians to make tax deductible donations to be earmarked for either specific projects or for general use of the foundation. If you are interested in making a donation please contact us directly by using the form on the contact page. Thank you for your donation in advance. All monies collected are directly used for worthy projects. No donations are used for operation of the club or the benefit of Rotarians.

BackPack Project - Hayward 
      This is an recurring project for the Hayward Area Rotary. Food will be packed each Friday for students at the Hayward Intermediate School for those students lacking sufficient resources for the weekends. Rotarians are needed each Friday to help with the sorting. Get involved! Contact Patti Patefield with your availability.

BackPack Project - Winter

Hayward Food Shelf

One Time Projects - Shue's Pond Gazebo, Park Theater Light System, Hayward Library Children's Reading, NorthWoods Strings Music without Boundaries Project, Mossy Foot Project


STRIVE - Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education - Mentors meet with high school seniors both in large groups and one on one to assist in navigating the path to higher education. This program is in the planning stages.  To get involved, contact Don Semler.

Dictionary Project -   In the fall of each year, over 200 new dictionaries will be hand delivered to the 3rd graders at the Hayward Primary School, Stone Lake Elementary School, Winter School, LCO Elementary School, HACIL Charter School, Waadookod00ding Charter School, St. Thomas Mission School, and the Northern Lights Schools - if you want to be involved contact Ed Haugen.

Academic Scholarships - Yearly scholarships are given out to 5-7 outstanding seniors in the Hayward High School.


International Youth Exchange - The Hayward Area Rotary Club has always enjoyed combining it's commitment to youth and character development and it's view of the need for international understanding. Therefore the International Youth Exchange Program has been well supported and thrives. This year is no different.