is collecting used crutches, canes, collapsible wheelchairs, and folding walkers for the Crutches 4 Africa program, a Rotary sponsoredproject through Rotary International. The items will be sent to pre-determined areas of need in Africa, where they will be given to people who have beenaffected by illness or accident. Recipients are given the opportunity for mobility again, a basic human right that raises their self-esteem. The project costs our donors nothing except a little time to drop the items off and it spreads goodwill half way around the world! In the last six years, Crutches 4 Africahas distributed 32,000 devices to 13 countries. For the whole story, visit http://crutches4africa.org/.
Drop off sites where we are collecting the items are:
- , 93 Winchester Street,
- Brookline Covenant House, 30 Washington Street, Brighton
- , 165 Chestnut Street, Brookline
Cleaned items may be dropped off during normal business hours from July 23,2012 to August 10, 2012.
ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF BROOKLINE: The Rotary Club of Brookline is dedicated to fighting hunger in our community. But Brookline Rotary’s reach extends beyond combatting hunger locally to other community efforts andinternational projects. The club has gifted $295,000 over the last ten years. Brookline Rotary dispenses $20,000 to $30,000 annually . 68% of Rotary’s funding supports local projects besides Brookline food pantries,among them the Brookline Education Foundation, the , Brookline veterans and the Women’s Lunch Place. The club also provides local support for literacy projects and the Senior Center. Internationally, causes such as relief in Haiti, clean water for a Honduras village and worldwide polio eradication are funded by Brookline Rotary.