Community Grant Funded Project Supported by Rotary Club Volunteers
In the blazing sun, on July 25th, Gratitude Generation (GG) volunteers - many of them from the Rotary Club of Northbrook including Past-President Gary and Bev Moriello;  Past District Governor Rick and Helen Rivkin; Larry and Sue Kanar; Ron and Roberta Knight; Ned Schechter and Padmini Malladi helped ensure hundreds of kids are set for success and treated to something sweet on their birthdays! 
Thank you to everyone who came out to pack at the Highwood Rec Center on Green Bay Road in Highwood. Volunteers packed 210 Gratitude Gifts and 250 Backpacks.  The supplies for packing school backpacks and birthday bags were funded by a community grant from the Rotary Club of Northbrook.
Gratitude Generation (GG), a 501c3, in Deerfield, Illinois plans various packing events to bring the community together in supplying backpacks for local low-income students and Gratitude Gifts (birthday supplies) for homeless and foster care youth. Even in during the Covid challenge – GG is working to get these items into the hands of the innocent by hosting masked, safe volunteer opportunities.