A Busy Month of Service!

It's been a busy month of service already for our club with our biggest project, Christmas food baskets, yet to come.  
 
Several members helped collect gifts, money, and distribution for "A Christmas Wish".  It is a new name for an effort to provide a great Christmas for kids in families with financial challenges.  in previous years volunteers headed by our former member, Tina Davis, partnered with the American Legion and it was known as Operation Christmas Hope. This year the volunteers partnered with the Arlington Boys and Girls Club.
 
in addition to gifts donated by members in our community, the project is aided by cash gifts, a grant from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, and money raised in partnership with the Arlington Runners Club and its Hot Cocoa Run.

Hot Cocoa Run December 9:

 
On Friday all of the donated and purchased gifts are arranged by age appropriate in the Boys and Girls Club's gym.  Parents and guardians come to the gym to pick from the thousands of gifts for their kids.

A Christmas Wish!

 
On Friday, December 15, our club bought lunches and gifts for over 200 senior at the Stillaguamish Senior Center.  Members helped with dishing up plates and waiting table, and. of course, our own Santa had to make an appearance to distribute candy canes and gifts.

Christmas Luncheon at Senior Center

Even though it was a lunch for seniors, Santa had to zero in on a grandchild one of the senior brought to lunch:
 
 Next Thursday members of our club and our Interact Club, along with family and friends will pick up food our members and our club has purchased from the Rotarian owned Arlington Bargain Market, pack the food in boxes at the Boys and Girls Club, and deliver the boxes to families in our community.  
Yes, It's The Season for Giving and Service Above Self!


 
 
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