It all began in 2012. We, the local rotary club, wanted a fun way to raise money for our causes while having fun and providing a great time for others. We came up with a bicycle tour over one of the most scenic roads in Arkansas, which just happens to be in our backyard. Planning and executing WAM is a team effort that takes the entire club and many community partners, but there are a few who are leading the charge.
The proceeds from Wheel A'Mena support our signature projects each year:
THE POLK COUNTY WARM UP PROJECT
We provide coats, hats, gloves, and socks to any man, woman, and child in Polk County in need of being warmed up. We often host an Open Closet day where the community can come and select a coat of their choice. We also work with community services, schools and day cares in the area to provide coats to individuals who seem to be without warm clothing.
THE BLESSING BOX
We have placed a community box near our county court house to provide needed food and toiletry items for the community. We strive to ensure there is a constant supply of these needed items in the box for anyone in the community.
We would welcome your direct contribution to our projects. If you would like to bring new or gently used coats, warm hats, gloves, or new socks to support our Polk County Warm Up Project. If you would like to bring new toiletry items or non-perishable food items to support our Blessing Box. We would graciously accept your donations and will provide collection bins at our check-in location.