The Drumheller Club has partnered with the Urban Spirits Rotary Club of Lethbridge and Projects Abroad to collect pyjamas, socks and stuffed toys to be given to children in an orphanage in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. “It struck a chord with us,” said Bev Krabsen of the Drumheller Rotary Club. “It seemed like a really good thing to get involved with.”
She adds this is a part of the mandate of Rotary to focus on young people locally and throughout the world.
The Rotary Club has set up collection boxes throughout town including the Bank of Nova Scotia, SJ Fashions, Greentree Mall, the Salvation Army Church and the Drumheller Health Centre, They are asking for new or gently used items for young people from birth to age 18.
Krabsen said already they are getting some great donations. One box at the hospital has already been filled.
“The staff is just amazing, nobody says where it comes from, it just appears,” said Krabsen.
The Rotary Club will be collecting the pyjamas and stuffed toys until August 23. For more information on the project, contact Rachel Sheils at 403-823-2215.