Lions Club member leads project to help school children
Blue, grey, black and pink. Backpacks of many colours emerged from boxes and garbage bags on Angela Hamilton kitchen floor.
got 19 for Stuart Wood, 30 for A. E. Perry, 30 for Arthur Hatton, said Hamilton as she read out a list of schools and their corresponding figures.
Bingham 23, Rayleigh 10 . . . 16 schools altogether. knows the numbers well. She has juggled and stretched and shuffled them a hundred different ways in an attempt to make the donations match the need hoping for some kind of miracle before next weekend.
On Saturday, Aug. 6, the Kamloops grandmother and her fellow Paddlewheeler Lions Club members will hand out backpacks and certificates for school supplies to dozens of children from across the school district.
It a charitable undertaking the club has proudly done for the past seven adidas years, with each year bringing a greater and greater demand.
know that not every child will get one, said Hamilton. we do our best. the project first year, the Paddlewheelers distributed 75 backpacks to kids in need.
As of last year, the demand had more than doubled.
This time, 320 children are on the list needing help but the club only has enough donations for 210 packs.
been tough to get donations, said Hamilton.
don know how many more years we adidas going to be able to do this. still time to help the Lions Club purchase enough packs and supplies for all the children on its list.
Anyone wishing to contribute a donation can mail it to the Kamloops Paddlewheeler Lion Club at Box 1304, Kamloops, V2C 6H3. Donations of $25 or more w adidas ill recei adidas ve a tax receipt.
grandchildren have been helping me from day one, said Hamilton. organize all the backpacks, all the supplies and certificates. I couldn do it without them.