Last chance to help Templeton Rotary help needy
Thursday, Dec. 19, marks the last day of collecting donations before Templeton Rotarians begin putting together Toy and Food baskets for the community’s needy families. For those who have fallen on hard times, help is on the way.
Each year, the Rotary Club of Templeton depends on the help the generosity of its residents and workers to fill the bins, delivered by Mid-State Solid Waste, in every school and various businesses who have graciously allowed them to be displayed in their entries and foyers. In the first week of collecting, Templeton Elementary School’s office was busting at the seams with barely enough room to walk, the kids had gathered so much food and so many toys. Maria Spencer, Speech Therapist organizes a contest for the class that brings in the most donations, and Mrs. Serena’s kindergarten class won the popcorn party.
The holidays will be a little brighter this year for many Templeton families thanks to the kindness of children and adults who recognize the need to share, even if it’s just a little so that others might have at least something. On Saturday, Rotarians, some Templeton Unified School District staff and a handful of local volunteers who have “adopted” bins, collect items, sort goods, wrap toys and get the packages ready will see their efforts come together as happy families walk away with their burdens lifted a little and their spirits raised.
Submitted by Georgia Vreeken