Roswell Rotary was fortunate to work with both the Elkins Point Interact Club and North Fulton Rotaract Club for an extraordinary month of service.
Elkins Point Middle School Interact Club created OPERATION WINTER WRAP, a holiday snack/meal campaign focused on providing backpacks full of healthy and delicious snacks and meals over the winter break. The campaign was named Operation Winter Wrap because when a student donated one pack of snacks/meal options or two packs from a teacher the club choose from multiple gift wrap options in order to have their lockers or classroom doors wrapped. The campaign was a huge success with over 100 lockers wrapped and 75 backpacks distributed.
Interactors were able to create, plan and vote their way through the entire process. From the very start, they set attainable goals based off the total number of the student population they wanted to reach. “Candimometer’s” were created to measure their success based on the total number of donations.Interact advisor Mrs. Shantae' Streeter partnered with Mr. Will Jones ,EPMS Counselor in order to obtain back packs as well as a means of issuing the back packs to the receiving families.
Long hours were works with Interactors coming in early mornings, during lunch and after school to create skits for the announcements to promote the campaign, wrap lockers/doors, count snacks, pack back packs, etc. They know they made a difference while focusing on "Service above Self" during a very happy time of the year for most but also a challenging time for many.
North Fulton Rotaract Club and Roswell Rotary gathered on a Saturday morning to enhance the landscaping at a new Homestretch apartment in Roswell. Working together, over 50 wheel barrels of mulch was distributed, shrubs pruned, weeding and walls pressured washed. Both clubs plan to continue the joint effort next spring by painting a new fence and additional plantings. HomeStretch guides working homeless families with minor children in north metro Atlanta toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing LifeSkills education, mentoring and supportive housing.