PHILIPSBURG:— In December the Interact Club of CIA had a donation drive to help those in need in the community. The Interactors were asked to collect books, toys, personal and sanitary items, nonperishable foods and clothing for men, women, and children. Their drive was so successful that they turned over the surplus items to The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle, their sponsor club, for distribution.
Mid Isle donated the remaining items out on their behalf. The nonperishable food items were given to Scotiabank’s Food Drive in December. Books were put aside as the nurses on the maternity wing at the SMMC has asked Mid Isle to include books in their Baby Welcome Bags to encourage new parents to read to their baby. An assortment of books, toys, and clothes was given to The New Start for Children Foundation and the Hope Out Reach Foundation. The children’s ward at the SMMC also received a selection of toys, books, games and cuddly toys. The remaining items were donated to The Salvation Army including some French books which the superintendent informed us along with some of the other items would be going to Haiti.
Interact clubs bring together students aged 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Interactors connect with leaders in their community and around the world to take action to make a difference in their school and community, discover new cultures and promote international understanding, become leaders in their school and community and to have fun and to make new friends from around the world
Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary clubs sponsor, mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
Mid Isle will be holding their Fundraising Motor Treasure Hunt on Sunday, March 19th starting at the Kim Sha Beach, see any member of Mid Isle for more information or call 520-1052 or 520-1899. The proceeds from this event will go towards a fetal monitor for the maternity wing at the SMMC and other needed items.
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Source: St. Martin News Network
Mid Isle donate Items collected by the CIA Interact Club.