Rotary Clubs in the Eastern United States and across the Caribbean Basin are combining resources to promote Community Service Projects reflecting Rotary International’s Six Areas of Focus (basic education and literacy, economic and community development, disease prevention and treatment, peace and conflict prevention/resolution, water and sanitation, maternal and child health.)
The project, known as “Rotary has a Heart”, is using Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016, as the signature for the many projects in the first quarter of the year. Approximately 1600 Rotary Clubs in the 29 districts in zones 33 and 34 are doing Community Service Projects around Valentine’s Day. Each Club decides for itself how they want to participate.
The Rotary Club of Charleston-Breakfast participated in this effort on February 13 with “Happy Feet”, a program that provides and distributes shoes for students who attend title 1 elementary schools Sanders Clyde and Memminger Elementary The two schools are also where club members read to the students on a weekly basis and contribute books to building their libraries in lieu of speaker gifts. Happy Feet was a great success when eight Rotarians helped 58 kids pick-out shoes at Rack Room shoes on King Street. Donations included 60 pairs of shoes (one extra per school) accounting for $2,306 in club giving.
Edward Scarborough, Community Service Chairperson of the Rotary Club of Charleston-Breakfast and longtime resident of Charleston spearheaded the project. For more information about our club’s Community Service Projects, please contact Edward Scarborough at Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org