Quota International of Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
Our Quota Cares Month project
Our 3rd annual Quota Cares Month “Pajamas for Kids” project brought in 171 new pajamas for the children in foster care in our county. We also received two stuffed zebras and an anonymous cash donation of $20. There were also about two dozen gently used pajama bottoms donated, but we did not include those in our final count as they will be distributed elsewhere. The Volunteer Coordinator for DHS was delighted with the results, event though we collected fewer pajamas than the previous two years.
How did our QCM project benefit our community?
This is the first year we opened up the collection process to the general community. Previously, we had limited our efforts to Quota members and high school students in the Health Occupational classes. (Last year, the students themselves collected 171 pajamas!). We had collection boxes in a variety of businesses around town this year: Credit Union, Gift Store, Senior Center, High School, Coffee Bar and Women’s exercise gym. We even had a collection box earlier at our Quota booth at our annual fundraiser Christams Bazaar (collected 33 pair there). There was a nice writeup in the local paper about Quota Cares, so that also helped with raising awareness. Members have already suggested publicity improvements for our efforts next year.
How did our QCM project benefit our club / members?
This event always has the most attendance of any of our evening meetings. We all wear our pajamas, have pizza and salad, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and visit time. We invite the DHS Volunteer Coordinator and her assistant, and after dinner, sort and count all the pajamas. It is a fine time with lots of smiles and laughter all around. Quota Cares Month is a service project and special evening that we all look forward to each year.
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