Community service is the heart of our club.  You will find our members helping to improve our community in a variety of ways - collecting and distributing school supplies to low-income students, volunteering at a thrift store, serving meals at homeless shelters, supplying emergency items to the Navajo nation, holiday parties for residents in assisted living homes, packing food boxes for seniors and many other projects. Below are some of the local, regional and international projects, past and present, of the Sandia Rotary Club.
Silver Horizons
Silver Horizons is a local non-profit that provides free groceries, utility assistance and minor home
repairs to extremely low-income seniors in our area. We support Silver Horizons by packing 
food boxes, loading and delivering meals to seniors, stocking shelves and other tasks to 
help keep the food pantry ready to serve.  A recent Club grant also provided a
freezer chest to expand their donation storage space.
Rio Grande Food Project
Members pack boxes for families and individuals with food deprivation. Club members
processed over 1,000 shirts for participants in the Rio Grande Food Project's 
Fun Run. A Club grant provided them with a commercial food scale.
Women's Housing Coalition
The Women's Housing Coalition is an Albuquerque non-profit organization providing transitional
housing and support services to single women and their children. Our Club received
a Rotary District 5520 grant to help the Coalition replace their leaking roof.
We also supplied backpacks with required school supplies 
for each child at the Women's Housing Coalition. 
Theodora Africa
Members of our club founded the Theodora Africa Project in conjunction with members of the        
Rotary Club of Accra Spintex, in Ghana West Africa.  The Project uses a sustainable business
 model to help trafficked women learn new skills, become confident professional 
office workers and earn middle class incomes.  The Rotary Club of
Albuquerque Sandia continues to support this project.
Solano and Hannett Houses
Each year the Club hosts holiday parties at both Solano House and Hannett House
assisted living homes. Residents are made merrier by songs, goodies
and gifts provided by our Club members.
The Rock at Noonday
Our Club members support The Rock at Noonday by serving meals to hundreds
of homeless persons.  The Rock is also a recipient of Club grants
which purchased pantry shelves and a freezer.
Cloud Dancers

Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship provides equine assisted activities to disabled individuals.
In cooperation with a grant from our District, our club provided helmets
and cones for therapeutic activities.
Women To Be
By providing girls with reusable sanitary pad kits and reproductive health education,
Women To Be supports young girls in Nepal, Mexico, Zambia, and the Navajo
Nation in New Mexico. Sandia members and our Interact Club sewed
hygiene kits for Women To Be.  We have also supported them
with club grants.
Roadrunner Food Bank
The Roadrunner Food Bank is a statewide food distribution non-profit. Members of our Club have
volunteered at the Roadrunner Food Bank on many occasions, including as seen here
weighing, repackaging and sorting bulk food for distribution.
APS Title 1 Student Homeless Program
Sandia Rotary Club provided holiday gift packages to Albuquerque Public School
Title 1 Student Homeless Program.  Included in the packages were 
hygiene kits, gifts and family requested clothing.