QI of Lake County, Ohio, USA
Our Quota Cares Month project
Service Chair Kay Hatala asked all members to “Pay It Forward” in the month of March. To do something kind for someone in need. Or someone they did not even know and submit their “forward” to her. Some members did many deeds, but listed is just some of the awesome kindness done in the community: Purchased Gift Cards at the Grocery Store and walked around and handed them out. One member donated the money so a teen could go on a trip with her church to look at colleges. And then a day stop at Disney. Others donated candy and craft items at different events for their Easter Egg Hunts. Not to mention their time. Clothes was donated to one teen who was spending his Easter Break in Africa for a Mission Trip. Others paid for someone’s lunch standing in line behind them or in the car behind them!! Also the local coffee house. One member who is a Professor at a local college took one of her classes to play Basketball at one of our local Exceptionalities school. They then got to tour the school and the next day the college students made them thank-you cards. That same member played on a “coaches team” against the same school. Many Quota members went to this event to cheer for BOTH teams!!What an experience and a great way to Pay It Forward!!!! Also Lake County’s Jr Q’S also did a Food Drive to donate food to the Food Bank.
How did our QCM project benefit our community?
Yes, did it raise awareness of our club! Facebook allowed this to happen. Lake County posted information about Quota Cares Month on their FB page. And a teacher from a local school saw it and asked if her class could make blankets to donate for the local homeless shelter and the battered womens shelter!! She said it was a “calmer” for the children. As of now, no new members were gained.
How did our QCM project benefit our club / members?
It benefited our club by getting our name out in the community, improved club morale, and we involved all members in a way that allowed them to go things as a group as well as on their own when time allowed.
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