Special Spokes





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: San Clemente

Total Budget: $3,600

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Provide affordable adaptive tricycles to children with special needs (disabilities) in South Orange County, California

The Rotary Club of San Clemente will partner with OC Special Spokes is a 501©3 nonprofit organization that provides affordable tricycles to individuals with special needs through fundraising and community events. Adaptive tricycles increase a child's mobility so that they have the opportunity to better engage in their respective neighborhoods and communities with their peers while boosting their overall health and mental status. Rotarians connect with families in need and coordinate with volunteer physical and occupational therapists. Each adaptive tricycle prospect is evaluated to ensure proper fit and safety of the rider. Each custom adaptive tricycle cost $900, some even more. All tricycles are custom specified and then purchased by OC Special Spokes from AMBUCS International, a nonprofit organization on the east coast. Thus, four (4) tricycles total $3,600. San Clemente Rotary Club volunteers coordinate the operation. It begins with a prospect selection and fitting day event, assembly of the tricycles upon their arrival in Orange County, then in the special presentation event to the child or adult each tricycle for whom the tricycle has been made. Beneficiaries are children and a few young adults who are encumbered with special needs maladies. (Disabilities).

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: San Clemente

Primary Contact: Lori Donchak

Email: loridonchak@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

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San Clemente (5320)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Dennis Lindeman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Dennis Lindeman

System Entry: Project signed by Dennis Lindeman.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Lori Donchak.


by Stacey Giannoulis

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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