Giving back to the community is a hallmark of Rotary, and the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River has traditionally used its annual Wassail Bowl Christmas party as a time for club members to provide program funding, toys and clothing items for children in Lakewood and Rocky River.

This year's gathering resulted in donations of nearly $1,100 being distributed to the Lakewood Foundation and the Rocky River Women’s Club.

The Lakewood Foundation works in conjunction with city departments and community service groups on projects to enhance the lives of Lakewood residents. The RRAP is the Rocky River Women's Club's community resource supplying residents in need with food, personal care, and household items. Children enrolled in the program are provided school supplies, school lunch items, coats, gift cards, and presents from their holiday wish lists. Both are 501(c)(3) organizations.

The Rotary club encourages community support of these two organizations throughout the year. Donations should be sent to: Lakewood Foundation, 16024 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, and/or Rocky River Assistance Program, PO Box 16724, Rocky River, OH 44116.