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On a gray Sunday morning at the beginning of October, East Hartford families began lining up outside the Burlington Coat factory at 7:30 a.m. in happy anticipation of being part of our club's "Koats for Kids" campaign. Once again our club worked with East Hartford's Department of Social Services and the Burlington Coat Factory to help provide new winter coats to children. 
The Town identified the children in need and issued vouchers to them. Burlington Coat Factory generously gave everyone a 15% discount on the price of the coats. Children were able to shop and select the perfect winter coat for their needs.
At the end of the morning, 84 very happy East Hartford children went home knowing they would be warm this winter. The project was funded with a district grant.
 

 
 
Sometimes it is easy to "forget" about the many ways our work as Rotarians reaches across the globe. Here is a global story that our club has a very local connection with: Kevin Liner, grandson of President Bill Saunders, is working with the Rwanda teachers education program from the University of Hartford. Kevin sent a message to our club that the teachers in Rwanda needed pencils and pens for their students, and our club answered that call with donations. Kevin was able to fill an entire suitcase with the supplies when he packed for his trip. In the picture above he is with the large group of teachers that get to bring these supplies to their schools. In the picture below, Kevin is visiting boys at an orphanage where he delivered soccer balls for them to play with. Their smiles tell the rest of the story.
 

 
 
Our club's district grant project this year involved refurbishing the family homeless shelter in East Hartford. Rotarian Michael Kerrigan, Director of the local YMCA, took the lead on organizing the work for the project. Through meetings with the shelter manager, our club learned that the shelter needed painting and minor carpentry repairs, and hoped for a new washer and dryer and flooring. Our Rotary club had asked for $3000 in district grant funds and added an additional $1500 of our own money, giving us a total budget of $4500 for this project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Veterans Memorial Clubhouse
100 Sunset Ridge Drive
East Hartford, CT  06118
United States
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Want to find out more about the Rotary Club of East Hartford? Click the "About" link in the menu and email an inquiry to a Club Executive. Or send mail to:

Rotary Club of East Hartford
PO Box 380035
East Hartford, CT 06138-0035
 
 
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