Wool Street donates 20% of sales and all proceeds from all raffle items donated by organizations and individuals on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
There’s a humanitarian crisis in Zone 3 of Guatemala City. Thousands of people are living in garbage dump communities. These people scavenge in the garbage twelve hours a day. Their findings from the dump are used to clothe, shelter, feed, and provide for their children. The communities are plagued with violence, sexual, verbal and substance abuse.
For a number of years, Barrington residents have been assisting the people of Guatemala by participating in a variety of projects from fashion shows to frisbee throws, from food packing to fund raisers like this event you’re at now. If you’ve participated in Hope’s In Style, Hope’s In Flight, ChristKindl Merry Meals, THANK YOU! All have benefited the poor in Guatemala.
Much of these efforts have been facilitated by local Barrington Rotary clubs and the BHS Interact club. Rotary International is truly that – International. Barrington High School Interact Club is structured for students to discover and follow their passions for service. Club members provide service to international, tutoring, environment, special needs, elderly, health and veterans causes, just to name a few.
Local Guatemalan Rotary Clubs are providing assistance to the Guatemalan children. The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club has a long history of supporting the children in Guatemala with water and sanitation, nutrition, health and vocational training programs.
The Barrington High School Interact Club is jointly sponsored by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club and Barrington Noon Rotary Club. They encourage Interact students to follow the “Service above Self” motto of Rotary. Several of the students from the Interact Club were part of the team visiting Guatemala.
Funds raised tonight through the generosity of Wool Street will be applied towards projects approved by Rotary International to benefit these Guatemalans. There will also be a fun raffle. Your presence and patronage here tonight is greatly appreciated.
For more information about BHS Interact:
Go online to BHSinteract.com
For more information about the Guatemala cause: