When long time member Milo Vassallo's daughter donated redundant stationery to the Club's associated charities, Dave Champagne immediately thought of the poor children in Haiti who can benefited from the extra pens, binders, folder, etc. for their school supplies. Milo and his wife Rita came up with an idea of purchasing backpacks filled with extra school supplies like dictionaries, books and small toys for the children to be donated to Haiti. When members heard about this worthwhile project, they all chipped in resulting in the purchasing of 35 backpacks filled with useful supplies. Milo also managed to connect with his friend the Honorary Consul General of Haiti to ship the backpacks. Inside the backpacks are binders, crayons, exercise books, ball pens, pencils, calculator, dictionary, story book (Tom Sawyer) ruler, etc. and a Rita personally sewed face mask. (See attached pictures)
This project is another shining example that a small Club like ours can rally to fulfil a commitment to helping the less fortunate children in a heart warming way. Special thanks to the Vassallo family for leading, researching and executing for the benefits of the children.