QI of Beckley, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Quota Cares Month—Honorable Mention Winner
The Beckley Quota club collaborated with local high school students to help teenaged residents of a counseling center in their community. Club members and students worked together to create an “island paradise” complete with Caribbean cuisine, tropical drinks, live island music provided by the students, and travel information researched and presented by students. Quota members served as hostesses and offered recruitment information to guests, who arrived with donations of luggage for the counseling center. Teens normally arrive at the counseling center home with belongings in cardboard boxes or plastic trash bags. The donated luggage, totes, and backpacks will afford some dignity to youth in crisis.
The project allowed the students to learn public speaking, island geography, and the importance of community service while allowing club members a chance to perform hands-on service with young people. The substantial donation of luggage to the counseling center forged a new relationship with the Quota club that will involve more service in the future. The successful event also attracted five potential recruits to the club.
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