Rotarians Warming the Hearts of Children

Rotarians Warming the Hearts of Children from Wheeling's Needy Families. Area residents help Rotary provide new winter coats to local children through purchase of $25 raffle tickets at Hoyne Savings Bank.
September 28, 2010 (Wheeling, IL) Continuing its 50 year tradition of community service, The Rotary Club of Wheeling plans to distribute new winter coats to needy children attending Wheeling area schools. "A winter coat is an essential item in Chicago's winters," said Jim Bradley, Community Service Vice Chair of the Club. "A coat provides more than just warmth, it allows a child to attend school, and receive an education. A new coat provides the added benefit of increasing self esteem- who doesn't like getting new things?" Children receiving coats will be anonymously selected by School District 21 and Wheeling High School, and coats will be provided during the Rotary Club's annual Thanksgiving Food Baskets Day. The Rotary Club of Wheeling is working with Operation Warm, Inc.®, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to distributing high quality, new winter coats to children living in need.