Friday, August 14, 2009
Good Things Come in Hundreds of Small Packages
The first day of school was a little more exciting for hundreds of children who received new backpacks full of school supplies from the Goodyear White Tanks Rotary. On Thursday of this week, volunteers from the Rotary Club delivered 400 back to school backpacks loaded with school supplies to the Arizona's Children Association Surprise office, filling the biggest room in the office. Last year the office received a total of two backpack donations. Upon hearing the plight of this office which serves approximately 800 children who would otherwise go without school supplies for the first day of school, the Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club came to the rescue with member donations of 300 backpacks and help from WalMart with another 100 backpacks. This is a mighty effort from a 60 member Rotary Club, that demonstrates that EVERYONE can make a difference in our community, especially in times of great financial need.
To work with Arizona's Children Association to conduct a drive for your organization or workplace, contact Leah Stegman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.944.7611, ext. 111.