2004 Quota Cares Month Winners

Chloe Fay, Quota International of Sand Springs, OK

Chloe Fay

Quota International of Sand Springs, OK

Since 1987, Chloe Fay—Programs and Places chairperson for Quota International of Sand Springs—has welcomed children from pre-kindergarten through high school seniors to her Afterschool Club. Children from an economically deprived area have found food, fun, and fellowship at the club. They come hungry, not only for the snack supper provided, but also for attention, a listening ear, and support and safety to just let them be “kids.” The Afterschool Club is directed by Chloe and exists solely on volunteer efforts and donations. There is no charge to the children who attend, and they participate in games, music, arts and crafts, homework help, and cooking safety; the center even offers a lending library. It’s a safe place for kids who would have no supervision until someone gets home from work, and it’s located in an area with no other recreational activities for these children. Many of the families served by the club are the “working poor,” those who are not served by programs for project housing. Chloe stopped counting at 400 the children her center has served, and that was a few years ago. The club members have also learned the value of volunteering by making tray favors for Meals on Wheels, and they have planted flowers and cleaned up the neighborhood. When asked what motivates her to continue this gargantuan project, Chloe says she just has a love for children. She makes it all sound so simple as she works hard to make an impact on young lives.

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