For the 2nd year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines has partnered with Midway Elementary School in the collection of winter coats for grade school students and other individuals within the community of Des Moines. Donations of coats were dropped off at Corky Cellars in Des Moines during the month of November.
Last year, members of the Des Moines Rotary Club and citizens of Des Moines contributed a total of 85 coats and $950 in cash, which greatly benefited both the students at Midway Elementary School and other less fortunate residents of our community. This year, the club collected over 130 coats and $615.00 in cash donations!
On Thursday, December 8th, Rotarians, Steve Swank and Ric Jacobson, along with several staff members of Midway Elementary were on hand to pass out the coats to families in need. Rebekah Kim, the Principal of Midway Elementary, was pleased with the selection of the coats and commended the club for their support. Over 100 families were served that night, but, sadly, many families were turned away because all of the coats had been distributed. The club plans to spend additional dollars to purchase more coats to meet the need.
The Rotary Club of Des Moines would like to express gratitude to the citizens of Des Monies for their generous contributions and exceeding last year’s efforts. Special thanks to Ric and Dianne Jacobsen of Corky Cellars for supporting the coat drive and hosting wine tastings again during the month of November. For more information about this project and how you can get involved, please contact Steve Swank, Community Service Chair, for The Rotary Club of Des Moines.
For more information about the club, please visit www.dmrotary.org.