Rotary Club of Grand Island, New York

 
Undie Sunday – a great success! Over 20 large bags, stuffed with packages of new underwear and socks were delivered to Buffalo’s City Mission and St Lukes Mission of Mercy last week, as G I Rotary completed a project to help the homeless and abused. it’s! For over 10 years GI Rotarians have embraced this project, this year’s chair, Kerri Nowak, enlarged the one day project into a week (Undie Sunday for a Whole Week) and added a new feature – Red Clothes Hampers to be a distinctive drop-off spot for the collection. It worked! Adding collection spots at the schools helped also – EarlyAct students (Rotary’s service club for elementary students) at Huth Rd show off these distinctive hampers. Take a consistently good project, add a few new features, involve students, schools, churches and the community, the result: a real help for the folks that society forgot, pushed to the side and abused in our inner cities, an area that is as much a part of our larger community as the pleasant parks, woodlands and boating sites in our upscale suburb!