Quota International of Kent Valley, Washington, USA
Our Quota Cares Month project
Our 4th annual Quota Cares Western Day was held on Mar 16th at Reber Ranch. Our Club provides a day of Western fun for children with special needs and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. The children receive a cowboy hat, scarf, and a passport to Western activities at the entrance, then on to souvenir pictures, petting zoo, face painting, stick pony races, roping contest, bean bag toss, pony rides, and even a tractor driven hay ride. This year we added a pottery shack that was a huge hit. We top it all off with a Western style lunch. This was our largest Quota Cares Western Day event so far, serving up over 450 meals to our guests.
How did our QCM project benefit our community?
We used many volunteers to help put on this event and received much vendor assistance, including Smith Bros Farms, our local milk provider. We had a dozen sign language interpreter students from Kentridge HS and parents and children from the People to People program at a local middle school which assists in student international travel. We also invited friends who have expressed an interest in our Club, including a woman who obtained a donation from her employer to help with food. The Kent Reporter, a local newspaper also sent a photographer and featured our event in a short artical. This gave us the exposure our Club needs. Several of our volunteers expressed interest in our Club, although only one has made a commitment to join at this time.
How did our QCM project benefit our club / members?
This project involved every member of our Club from the planning stage, to set up, to working the event, and finally, the clean up. Our day of giving back to the community is something that we look forward too. It warms our hearts to see the impact we make on the lives of these special children and their families. We were entertained by the Kent Parks Adaptive Cheer Squad, another group that we support. Their enthusiasm and energy always bring lots of smiles. Our Club eagerly looks forward to our 5th Annual Quota Cares Western Day and have been gratified by the support of our friends and vendors who make this event so successful.
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