P-3703

Christmas Baskets

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Total Budget: $3,500

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Our Christmas Basket program provides food for meals to families in need during the Christmas Holiday Season. We would like to serve 70 families this year.


Our Christmas Basket program reaches out to partnering agencies such as Catholic Charities, United Way and Project Self-Sufficiency to identify well deserving families who are in need of food during this season. We work with the Larimer County Food Bank to see what they have for us to distribute as well. This year we would like to serve 70 families.

To fund this annual event we ask our donations from our club (since we are not meeting in person, a portion of our regular dues are used as community donations). Below is a list of what we include in the Christmas Baskets. Each year the basket varies based on the availability from the food bank, whatever we don't get from the food bank we purchase at a local grocery store:

-Ham

-Bag of Potato's

-Bag of Flour

-Bag of Sugar

-(2) gallons of milk

-(4) cans of vegetables

-Butter

-Cheese

-(2) loafs of bread

-Dozen Eggs

-Gravy packets

-(2) cans of peaches

-apple juice

-peanut butter

Volunteers

During the weeks prior to the Basket Delivery date we have volunteers that help with distribution. The food is delivered to the family in need by our Rotarians and their families. The distribution of the meals usually takes less than 2 hours per volunteer, typically the Saturday before Christmas.

Prep Day:

The day prior to the distribution, all the food is picked up from the food bank and grocery store. We meet at a local business where we have space for putting together the food baskets for distribution. We usually have 4 to 5 volunteers to get all the food into each of the baskets (grocery bag or box) in a couple of hours.

Distribution Day:

Our club distributes the Christmas Baskets the weekend prior to Christmas. We usually have our delivery volunteers meet at the business where the baskets are put together. Each delivery volunteer will get an address/map for their basket delivery, usually 2 to 3 baskets per volunteer. The entire distribution is done within a few hours. Our club members and families look forward to participating in this great project for our community each year.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins (Foothills)

Primary Contact: Kelly Moll

Email: kelly.moll@scouting.org

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Collins (Foothills) (5440)

20-Nov-20

$2,500

$1,000

$3,500

Total

$2,500

$1,000

$3,500

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History Log Entries

20-Nov-20

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Creation of project page.

20-Nov-20

by Karen Morgan

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

20-Nov-20

by Karen Morgan

System Entry: Project signed by Karen Morgan.

20-Nov-20

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project signed by Kelly Moll.

5-Dec-20

by Randall Looper

Kelly,

The District has decided to give every project $1,000 so we can use all the money that is left. I will cancel the signature process. Once that is done please adjust the DDF financing and the Budget that is in the documents area. Than do the signature process again. Once that is complete I can approve the grant.

5-Dec-20

by Kelly Moll

The finance budget was changed per Joe Looper, Matching grants in the district are being matched at $1,000 per project.

5-Dec-20

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

5-Dec-20

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

5-Dec-20

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

5-Dec-20

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

5-Dec-20

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project signed by Kelly Moll.

6-Dec-20

by Karen Morgan

System Entry: Project signed by Karen Morgan.

9-Dec-20

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

10-Dec-20

by Bill Kehl

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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