Posted by Barbara Beagle on Dec 17, 2017
Having granted $1,000 in 2017 Duck Bucks to the Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund (see http://www.kffbf.org/) earlier this year, Silverdale Rotarians helped deliver 120 American-made winter jackets to students at Woodlands Elementary School on December 5.
 
And what a day it was, as the firefighters opened boxes and boxes of coats (pictured above) and organized them by size. The coats were purchased via Operation Warm, a national nonprofit organization – see https://www.operationwarm.org/ .
 
Then came the distribution as each child tried on a coat for size (pictured below)
 
Four Silverdale Rotarians brought along bins of little ducks to hand out, emphasizing the connection between our 2017 Duck Race fund raiser and giveaway of much needed coats.  Silverdale Rotary President Kim Peterson remarked,  “the kids loved them…almost more than the coats!”
 
Pictured below: Rotarians President Kim and Steve Slaton getting ready for the kids to come by and choose a duck.
 
Pictured below: Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Scott Weninger (also a Silverdale Rotarian) helps a boy in his new coat choose his duck.
 
This is one of our favorite Duck Buck grant partnerships – seeing the faces of children in new coats!  Thanks to the Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund, generous Sponsors of our Duck Race, and the community that adopts Ducks, a lot of kids will be warm this winter!