Rotary Club about the special custom gift baskets built, assembled and
shipped with a hand-written note...all from the hands of disabled people.
Laurie's love of animals and helping people in need led her to create Aunt
Laurie's in March, 2015. The baskets are filled with a variety of products
created and assembled by people overcoming disability and learning new
skills. Working with her "clients" (workers), Laurie helps them gain
confidence and skills to ultimately gain a job in the community. For more
information, check www.auntlauries.com
Happy Feet 2016
The Bluffton Rotary held it’s annual “Happy Feet” event on Saturday, November 5th at Payless Shoes. Happy Feet donates a new pair of shoes to students from three Bluffton elementary schools. This year 298 children received new shoes to wear to school.
The Bluffton Rotary wants to thank the social workers from Michael C. Riley Elementary, Red Cedar Elementary and Bluffton Elementary for their work with the parents and students leading up to the event. Children from families struggling with financial difficulties were invited to attend. There were many smiles and thank you’s from the children and parents as they walked out of the store with the new shoes.
Rotary also wants to thank Maya Smith, Payless Shoes Manager, and her staff, who worked tirelessly to have the necessary children’s shoes readily available for the event.
This year 16 Bluffton Rotarians, 2 prospective members and 2 Rotarian guests volunteered to work Happy Feet. It was a heart warming experience to see 298 happy children with their new shoes!