Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rotarians Deliver Coats For Kids in Schoharie County

This is a follow-up story to the article on Rotarians in Rotary District 7190 partnering with Operation Warm to provide coats for kids in Schoharie County who lost clothing during the devastating floods in late August.

The attached slide show tells the story better than

Schoharie County Coats for Kids 5

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Rotarians Warming the Hearts of Children

Rotarians from around the capital district in New York rallied to raise over $5500. to acquire 340 new warm winter coats for children in Schoharie County who lost their belongings during the devastating floods after Tropical Storm Irene.

Working with their strategic partner, Operation Warm, one of the largest not for profits in the nation providing new winter coats for children, thirty-three Rotary clubs raised the money in a two-week period.   This money was proportionately matched by the local Rotary District 7190 with a grant from The Rotary Foundation.

Next Wednesday, November 16th, Rotarians will travel to Cobleskill to present the coats and then travel on to Middleburgh, Sharon Springs, and Gilboa-Conesville schools to complete the distribution.

Rotary is a powerful community of people networking together locally and globally to help others. I’m happy to call myself a Rotarian.

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Hats For A Purpose: Mission Accomplished

Happy News!  Today, we distributed 125 beautiful handmade winter Hats to children in need n Southern Saratoga County.  Thanks to all the talented people who knit, crocheted or wove hats – it was a rainbow of colors.  As I hear back from any of the groups distributing the hats, I will let you know.

Earlier in October, we sent an additional 100 Hats For A Purpose down to Schoharie County for distribution to the children there who lost their clothing in the devastating floods that followed Tropical Storm Irene.

Think of 225 children wearing what you created.  Think of 225 children wearing something brand new and warm.  What a lovely tribute to each of you.

I know several of you have started working on Hats for next October.  That’s terrific!  Let me know if you would like to help once again to make a difference in the life of a child?

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