We had over 60 people come together to spend $1,400 of the grant money to supply Waccamaw Elementary and Carolina Forest Elementary with clothing they desperately need during the school year. We were able to purchase 48 pairs of shorts, 88 t-shirts, 100 pairs of underwear, 100 pairs of flip-flops, 105 pairs of pants, and 185 pairs of socks. This was only the first round of shopping.
It was a huge success as far as productivity and results go. We left the University around 9:30 this morning on a CCU motor coach. When we arrived, we were able to break into 10 groups of six. Each group had an American student as a team leader that was given the packet of what they needed to purchase. The team leaders were briefed yesterday about what they had to do and some things they might run into so they would be able to guide the group.
We divided and color-coded the groups. Green was responsible for select Carolina Forest needs, and orange was responsible for Waccamaw needs. Two checkout lanes helped divide the clothes, and sort them for the schools with ease. Since the project went so smoothly, photos and everything were completed by 11a.m. We were able to bring people together from different cultures to participate in something so universal- service. Rotary’s motto, “service above self,” was an action shared today by so many people. An exciting day for Partners In Service.
Yours in Rotary Service,