Happy Feet for Kids!

feet2Happy Feet for Kids! is the District-wide service project for 2017. We have partnered with the well-respected Children’s Home Society  of North Carolina to provide shoes for foster children in their care.

Our goal is to have Rotary Clubs purchase 500 pairs of athletic shoes for middle and high-school age students. At the District Conference in Raleigh being held April 7-8, 2017, Rotarians will sort, label, and pack the shoes in Rotary backpacks for foster children living in our District. The Children’s Home Society will distribute the shoes to the children.

feet3The 500 pairs of shoes represent the approximate distance we will travel on our way to the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta being held June 10-14, 2017.  What a way to make a difference!

To reach our goal, each club should provide pairs of shoes representing at least 25% of their membership.  The popular brands of shoes include:  Nike, Puma, Adidas, and Skechers.  Try to split your goal into 50% for boys and 50% for girls.  Your Assistant Governor will work with each club to break down the Area-wide Goals listed below:

Area Clubs AG Pairs of Shoes
1 Marie Howard 36
2 Susan Martin 25
3 Keith Dimsdale 36
4 Charles Marcom 42
5 Jennifer Piekarz 15
6 Nathan Byrd 57
7 Joyce McKinney 75
8 John Sperath 48
9 Scott Reynolds 79
10 David Hayden 87

Let your Assistant Governor know when club members have purchased shoes to keep track of our progress toward reaching our goal of 500 pairs of shoes.  You will also be recognized by District Governor Rusine Mitchell Sinclair with a Chuck Taylor All-Star high-top shoe pin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Taylor_All-Stars ).  Donated athletic shoes can be collected by the club throughout the year.  When you reach your goal, you can notify your Assistant Governor and pick-up will be arranged or you can bring them to the District Conference in Raleigh on April 7-8, 2017.

Posted in District News, International Projects.