During the month of February, Rotary District 7770 sponsored “Rotary Has Heart”, an outreach project to insure that no child would go hungry in our community.
After a discussion with the Okatie Rotary Club at a January meeting, President Annemarie Neubecker met with Lili Coleman, Executive Director of Bluffton Self Help to share the idea of a food drive. The meeting resulted in a great partnership between Okatie Rotary and the non-profit organization which serves families in need. David Jacox, Rotarian from the Okatie Club, organized the effort by creating fliers and coaching club members on where to shop for items. Lilli Coleman, Executive Director of Bluffton Self Help, visited the Okatie Rotary Club on February 4th in order to express her support and gratitude for the effort. Okatie Rotary gathered non-perishable foods from various locations and plantations in the area. The food drive ended officially on February 14th Valentine’s Day.
Bluffton Self Help Board Member, John Orth, attended the Okatie Rotary Meeting on February 11 to express thanks on behalf of the organization as well as to accept a preliminary accumulation of food items.