The Huntsville Interact Club, sponsored by local Rotary Clubs, is comprised of 10 to 20 energetic students between the ages of 12 and 18 who want to give back to their community and to help those in need. They regularly volunteer their time to help those around them while developing their leadership skills, promoting international and community understanding and discovering the power of Service Above Self.
In December 2016, the Huntsville Interact Club was given an opportunity to help the local Salvation Army. Our local Canadian Ski Patrol Muskoka Zone was re-branding their uniforms and they had a number of decent, good quality jackets that had nowhere to go.
Before the jackets could be given or donated to anyone, all of the stitched-on ski patrol emblems needed to be painstakingly removed from the jackets. There were three or four emblems per jacket, so the Interact members spent many lunch hours holding “un-stitching bees” until the task was complete. Finally, approximately 40 jackets were donated to the Salvation Army to then be distributed to local community members in need.
Pictured is Nicola DeRoode and Chantel Musselman of the Huntsville Interact Club receiving a cheque from Rotary Club of Huntsville, President Jennifer Jerrett and Club Member Peter Redwood for $565 from the proceeds of the auction of four of those jackets during our own Rotary Christmas party.
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Story and photos courtesy of the Rotary Club of Huntsville