Please help Flagler Beach Rotary Club make Christmas dreams come true for needy children.
In 2014, Flagler Beach Rotary Club's Project Share provided Christmas toys for 1200 children in Flagler County and in Pierson. Three hundred fifty new and gently used bicycles; groceries; as well as new and gently used clothing were also distributed.
Every month, Project Share provides groceries for 80 families in Pierson. These families have been identified by officials at their school as being food-endangered. They literally do not make enough money to feed their children.
As we prepare for Christmas 2015, donations of new toys for children ages birth - 16 years are needed. New and gently used bicycles as well as clothing and blankets are also being collected. Deadline for donations is Friday, December 11, 2015. Donations can be dropped off at Eagles Nest Storage at 2601 Moody Blvd. in Flagler Beach.
Monetary donations are very appreciated and will be used to buy specific gifts for children. Checks can be made out to Project Share and mailed to Flagler Beach Rotary Club, PO Box 2005, Flagler Beach, FL 32136. Donations of food and monetary donations specifically earmarked for food are also very appreciated.
Now in its 16th year, Project Share has grown every year since its inception.
"The need seems to grow and grow, but we are thankful that our community pulls together to ensure that every child in our program is provided for," said Roseanne Stocker, Project Share's chairperson.
In 2014 Project Share provided more than $75,000 worth of holiday items to children in need. Flagler Beach Rotary Club, a small club with 36 members, accomplished this task with the help of many individuals, businesses and churches in the community. Flagler Beach Rotarians and other volunteers work hard to raise funds throughout the year.
Project Share was winner of Rotary District 6970's Best Local Service Project 2012 and is well known in Flagler County and in Northwest Volusia County as a major provider of holiday items. As the project grows, it has blossomed into a Rotary-led effort supported by many entities within the community.
"Project Share is a great example of how much a united community can accomplish," said Stocker. "It is only possible because hundreds of people pull together and help with funding, repairing bicycles, donating storage space, sorting food, putting up angel trees and helping in countless ways."
Project Share is an official service project of Flagler Beach Rotary Club a 501(c)(3) organization, Registration No. CH32924