Clackamas Rotarians turn attention to Wichita Center coat drive
Sunrise Rotary Foundation Inc., an adjunct to the Clackamas Sunrise Rotary Club, held its 14th Annual Humanity in Motion Golf Tournament at the Eastmoreland Golf Course on Sept 15, netting proceeds of just over $20,400, bringing the total raised over $217,800 in the golf tournament's history.
Now the Rotarians are gearing up for a coat drive that will be a bit different this year, although they'll again be partnering with the North Clackamas School District's Wichita Center in Milwaukie, which runs a clothes closet and food pantry for families in need. Through Nov. 18, Rotarians will volunteer to distribute coats as well as donate costs to purchase coats in partnership with the school district.
Rotary member Erin Mitchell said that the coat drive will focus on student populations attending Lot Whitcomb Elementary and those families who use the service center. Members of the public who want to help can donate coats directly to the Wichita Center from noon-4 p.m. on Mondays at 6031 S.E. King Road.
"Funds are our priority at the moment so we can buy sizes we know they need," Mitchell said.
Clackamas Sunrise Rotary Club meetings recently moved to Bob's Red Mill at 7 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month. Visit Clackamas Sunrise Rotary or here for more information about how to get involved with the club or service center.
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