Clare House 'Play to Learn'





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Total Budget: $5,490

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Provide 250 bags with learning games, toys and supplies to children as they transition from Clare House in Anchorage, Alaska.

To assist Clare House as they build a process of learning for the children who come through the transitional housing until their mothers can re-establish a stable household on their own. Clare House offers a safe warm shelter, food and necessities to mothers and children who are in distressed situations. Rotary members will research, purchase, deliver and any necessary set up of games, toys and instructional learning supplies, using the project funds, to provide learning opportunities and at the same time enjoyment of play. Some of these children have had interrupted education and schooling due to moving a lot and inconsistent home lives. When the family is ready to leave Clare House, Rotary provides a carry bag for each child with learning supplies and their favorite of the games or toys that they have learned to play. Rotary members will replenish the inventory of games, toys and supplies as children transition out and new children come into the housing facility. Anchorage International Rotary Club has an existing relationship with Clare House as we provide dinner six times per year including the annual holiday dinner right before Christmas. Our hope is the project helps these children with learning and some consistency in their lives of not losing everything they know when they are moved.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Anchorage International

Primary Contact: Kevin Fimon

Email: ffskevin@gmail.com

Project Status

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 2021-22 Rotary Year.

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Anchorage International (5010)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Kevin Fimon

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Kevin Fimon

System Entry: Project signed by Kevin Fimon.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Jay Tung added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jay Tung.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Debra Mason

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

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