Quota Club Service Project Directories

DIRECTORY 3: Seasonal Service Projects

Doing seasonal volunteer work is a great way to fill a gap in your calendar. Seasonal work also adds structure to a project—for example, a holiday theme can dictate the elements of an event: snowflakes for decorations, bells for nametags, etc.

There are a few times of year in particular that our clubs seem to find exceptional success. Click on the links below for a full list of activities within each season.

You don’t need to be bound by traditional holidays—each month and day of the year has one (or more) nationally recognized themes. Consider recognizing Diabetes Awareness Month, Physical Fitness Month, or one of the thousands of other possibilities. And, of course, as Quotarians, you also have the opportunity to celebrate Quota Cares Month each March. Click here to learn about the award-winning ways Quota clubs have filled March with Quota Caring since this program began.

You can also create your own holiday! For example, Quota International of Paso Robles, California, created its own “Noise Day,” when they visited a local school, explained the dangers of noise, gave out earplugs, and held a poster competition.


QI of Atascadero, California, U.S.A.

“Club made up school backpacks filled with school supplies and other personal items. These were given to homeless shelters for women and children.”

QI of Curaçao, Curaçao

“Each year our club delivers schoolbags with school supplies in them to several schools on the island who had requested the donations for disadvantaged children at their school. We have distributed 1,000 schoolbags this year and we started four years ago with 250 bags. We receive most of the materials from our sponsors. Each school sends in the quantity they need, and a list is made to divide the deliveries among our members.”

QI of Paradise, California, U.S.A.

“Quota donated books for needy children. Donations of books and money for books came from local businessmen.”

QI of Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.A.

“Gave 44 children of U.S. soldiers in Iraq $40 gift cards to Wal-Mart for back to school shopping.”

SEASONAL SERVICE: Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)

QI of Alstonville/Wollongbar, New South Wales, Australia

“Club had members and others decorated bras and displayed them along a fence to promote breast cancer awareness. Generated publicity all over Australia.”

QI of Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota, U.S.A.

“Donated heart pillows to breast cancer survivors. The pillows are meant to be used under a seatbelt.”


QI of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

“The club supports two women’s refuge centers in a 350 km radius. They provide personal essentials and special gifts for the women and children at Christmas.”

QI of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

“Rent out sites at Craftarama. The club has a list of vendors, uses word of mouth, and contacts other clubs. They send flyers to other clubs having craft shows to distribute to stall holders and visitors. They also visit other shows and contact stall holders from there. Club holds the Craftarama in November, a good time for Christmas shopping. They maintain a high standard of craft to keep people coming and get new sites to keep interest. The event is good for fellowship and publicity, and all funds support local needs. Last year nearly $12,000 was raised.”

QI of Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia

“We make Christmas puddings to raise funds. We have helped to build a sunny sitting room and a palliative care room at our local hospital. This project has given us heaps of fun and satisfaction.”

QI of Nundah-Clayfield, Queensland, Australia

“Sing Christmas carols at the hospital every year.”

QI of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

“Donated items to a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Also held knitting nights at the shelter. The club also provided Christmas presents for the children.”

QI of Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.A.

“Club brought a signing Santa (for deaf children) to local mall. Used contacts in school system and newspaper ads to promote event. ”

QI of Southeast Texas, Texas, U.S.A.

“At Christmas time, our club collects underwear for low-income, school-age children as well as socks and small shoes with a surprise inside the sock or one shoe.”

QI of Taree, New South Wales, Australia

“We have adopted the Women’s Refuge for disadvantaged women and children in crisis, an ongoing project. We regularly supply pamper packs for the women who arrive with very few possessions. This project is successful because it is a club involvement that is a yearl, ongoing project. There is no publicity for this project because anonymity is very important for these women and children. Toys and clothes are provided for the children, especially at Christmas.”


QI of Southeast Texas, Texas, U.S.A.

“Easter Baskets for boys and girls homes. Items are put in backpacks, tote bags, buckets or such with a personal item included with candies.”


QI of Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia

“Organize a deaf camp; get support from District 24.”

QI of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

“Held a garden competition in the town. The money is donated to the cancer support group, which supports those in the town who have cancer. The garden competition is a very popular event in the town’s calendar of events and involves all sections of the community: those with gardens, the public who view them on two open days, and singers and crafts people who perform and have displays in the gardens. The event provides great publicity for the Quota club as the town newspaper is a joint promoter of the competition. Club members enjoy and have fun working together on the days of the competition. It is run over two days; recently it has been held on alternate years instead of every year and there is no longer a competition but an open garden display.”

If you would like more information about a project listed in this directory, please e-mail staff@quota.org. We will send you the reporting club’s contact information.

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