2008 Quota Cares Month Winners

Quota International of Cupertino

Top Winner

Cupertino Quotarians made memories for children in need during Quota Cares Month last year. The most basic needs of Cupertino’s low-income children are met by West Valley Community Services, a local community organization that provides clothing, toiletries, and other essentials. Once basic needs are met and a budget stretched, there’s little money left over for the toys, snacks, games, and other items to bring joy to children’s lives. Recognizing that it’s the little things that make a difference, Quota International of Cupertino volunteered to provide a favorite childhood tradition—Easter Baskets.

It was a true community effort, as the club contacted the local Lions Club to encourage their participation and invited potential Quotarians identified by the club to take part as well. All of Cupertino knew about the project, thanks to updates in the local newspaper and on the town’s Web site. By the end of March, the club, in conjunction with the local high school district’s adult education program, assembled baskets of candy, healthy snacks, toys, games, and stuffed animals purchased with money raised from their fall poinsettia sale. They contacted the local Lions Club for help and spread the word among potential members as identified by current members. The baskets not only brought joy to the lives of children in need, but also invigorated the club and introduced it to countless community members—including the three new members the project brought on board.

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