Saturday, October 6, 2018

TAYLOR STUDENTS will benefit from Rotary's Operation Warmth

This fall, over 300 children from low-income families will receive brand-new winter coats courtesy of The Taylor Rotary Club

This will be the 10th consecutive year that the Taylor Rotary Club has partnered with Operation Warm, a national non-profit dedicated to providing hope, happiness and warmth for children in need through the gift of new winter coats. The collaborative, community-based program has impact far beyond the Taylor area. Operation Warm programs across the USA and Canada are bringing this initiative to the communities in which they work and live.

This year, the Taylor Rotary Club will provide new coats to children at the Taylor City Elementary Schools and Taylor Head Start. Both organizations will survey their students to determine the needs.

“New winter jackets do not just bring warmth to the students” stated Ed Bourassa, president of the Taylor Rotary Club. “But also brings a feeling of esteem to the children when they put on the new jackets. With the current poverty levels in the Taylor community, our children and schools benefit from this program in more ways than one. A new coat allows families to stretch limited financial resources to other basic necessities like food and shelter.”

With the help of Load 1, a local generous transport company, the coats will be picked up in the Chicago, at no cost to the Taylor Rotary club. This eliminates any shipping costs that would be incurred.

Taylor Rotary Club members will then use the Load 1 warehouse to sort the jackets to be shipped to each school. The schools would have provided the sizes, gender and number of jackets needed. With monetary support from the community, the Taylor Rotary is able to give the gift of warmth to these children right before the winter holidays. If you are interested in helping with the financial needs, you can send a check made out to Taylor Rotary Club DAF.

The check can be mailed to: Taylor Rotary Club, Box 155, Taylor MI 48180. The donation will be tax deductible.
You can also donate on line by going to the following link:

The Taylor Rotary Club is also hosting a Comedy night on October 19 and some of the income will be used to help finance this program.

The Comedy night will be held at the Knights of Columbus at 24900 Breast Road in Taylor. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and includes pizza, salad and pop – and lota of laughs.

For more information and tickets please contact Armando Sardanopoli at 734 895 5875 or

Rotary is a worldwide service organization with over 2 million members. Our mission is to help build a better world by emphasizing service activities that enhances the quality of life. The Taylor Rotary meets at noon on Thursdays for lunch at
WCCCD on Northline Road and welcomes visitors. 

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