BENEFITING: WEST SEATTLE ROTARY SERVICE FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2012
On December 1st the Rotary Club of West Seattle in partnership with the Sears Sodo, Sodo Kitchen, and with school administrators, counselors, and numerous community volunteers will bring Christmas to 100 children from West Seattle schools.
This project, perhaps more than any other, distinguishes the Rotary Club of West Seattle. It started from very humble beginnings in 1972 when a few Rotarians took several young people Christmas shopping for a few clothing items to a program today that annually involves Rotarians sponsoring a shopping spree for 100 students. The day begins early as students arrive and have an opportunity to talk about their shopping plans. Individual students are matched with Rotarian and other volunteers and they are off to shop.
Our goal is to be sure that all the kids have warm winter clothing, good footwear and other appropriate clothing. After an exhilarating shopping spree, the children return to meet Santa, receive additional donations, have lunch, sing holiday songs and are finally transported back to their respective schools.
How can you help? You can sponsor a child by giving to keep kids warm.