December was a big month for Quota volunteers. Thirteen of us were “Santa’s Helpers” at the Project Self Sufficiency family holiday party. Seventy-seven families participated in a wonderful afternoon of games, horse-drawn carriage rides, food and fun. As part of the fun, one hundred-seven children came through Santa’s Workshop where Quota,rians assisted children from age 1-18 in choosing the perfect gift for their mom or dad and then had it beautifully wrapped by our expert wrappers. In addition, we provided 600 (mostly homemade) cookies that the kids enjoyed decorating. We had as much fun as the families. It was a great day!
Also in December, Quota fulfilled the wish list of all the classroom teachers at Putnam Elementary. Every classroom in grades 1-5 was given one or two games of their choosing. In addition, each pre-K and Kindergarten student, 80 in all, received a soft throw blanket and a teddy bear. These have been traditions that Quota has provided for many years. We hear that the blankets and bears return to school on special “read-in” days when the kids enjoy reading with their blankets and bears at hand.
All in all we volunteered 86 hours for Quota projects in December, and an additional 72 hours for community projects. In total, our group volunteered 1340 hours in 2017, and had fun doing it.
A special THANK YOU to those who supported our fundraising events in 2017. With your support, and participation, we were able to provide financial assistance and other services to those in need in our community.