REGINA OSKAYA

Kitchener Christmas Project

 
On December 17th, 2015 Oskaya members and our Taiwanese exchange student, Jacob, delivered Christmas Bags to Grade 4 and 5 students at Kitchener Community School. This project has been a passion of our club for 8 years. It first began with shoe boxes and one class of approximately 17 students in 2007.  We now fill backpacks or bags for 50-60 students from 2 grades and 4 classes.The bags are filled with books (reading and activity), toques, gloves, socks, crayons/markers, tooth brushes, body wash/ shampoo, toys/games and candies. Each bag is individually labeled with the child's name making the presentation more personal. We love to see their expressions as they receive their gift, which may be the only one they receive. We are glad to help with in our Rotary community and we love our partner schools.