Last year, our district governor Carles Campistròn created an award to recognize the best Rotaract service project of the year. We are very proud to tell you that our club, Rotaract Barcelona 92, was awarded this prize at the Rotary district conference in Santander last May for our ongoing joined projects “Comida en Acción” (Food in Action) and “Sonrisas Solidarias” (Solidary Smiles).
“Comida en Acción” started a few years ago as a bi-weekly meeting to prepare sandwiches for around 50 people with financial difficulties including many homeless people. It has grown a lot since then and now we are serving more than 200 people in our community. Through collaborations with other organizations we are able to offer a complete meal including a warm dish, a sandwich, sweets, juice and fruit. Last year, the initiative of “Sonrisas Solidarias” was included. Here, we offer basic dental services like hygiene, extractions and dentitions with the help of some collaborating dentists. Rotaract members take care of the administration and give a presentation on dental hygiene while the patients are waiting.
The prize money of €500 will go towards the projects so that we can continue helping as many people as possible. If you are visiting Barcelona, feel free to write us a message. Chances are that your visit coincides with one of the projects or our weekly meetings. And for Saturday, October 28, we would like to invite you all to our annual International Charity Autumn Ball. We are looking forward to welcoming you all in our beautiful city!