For the fourth consecutive year the Monrovia Rotary Club has provided clothing and a toy to children referred by a local service provider. Dr. Sylvia Domotor, founder and chairperson of the event, said 65 children, many victims of or witnesses to domestic violence or drug abuse, were the beneficiaries of a department store shopping spree, likely providing them with the only gifts they will receive this Christmas. Each was chaperoned through Kohl's by one of 47 student volunteers from the Interact and Renaissance clubs at Monrovia High and by students from Kaizen martial arts. The event was paid for by year-long donations from members of the Monrovia Rotary Club. The sales at Kohl's generated a substantial gift card bonus which will be donated to Monrovia Public Schools.
Monrovia Rotary Club welcomes visitors and seeks service-minded individuals to join its membership. The club meets Tuesdays at noon at the Monrovian Restaurant on Myrtle Avenue. More information and a link to RSVP for a meeting at www.monroviarotaryclub.com
Source: press release
- Brad Haugaard