Every year during the Christmas season a program called Project Share gets involved in Flagler, Pierson, and Seville areas to support struggling families, and transitioning children. The Rotary Club’s main service project, Project Share, raises money all year long to get ready for the Christmas season. They receive support from different churches and stores who provide toys, gift cards, and bicycles for 1300 children.
The Rotary Club is an international organization of nearly 1.3 million people worldwide, including community and business leaders. Mrs. Roseanne Stocker, the founder of Project Share described, “Rotarians have this ideal of service above self and serving humanity with the ultimate goal of world peace because everything we do in serving others we believe is a way to work toward world peace.”
Project Share is different from programs such as Toys for Tots because they provide gift cards for homeless teenagers. When they get donations from supporters there is often a shortage in teenage based items, so they provide gift cards.
Project Share is a yearly project that you could get involved in and receive community service hours for. Chad Mohrbacher, a senior at FPC stated, “Project Share was fun, and the feeling of helping kids get the toys is great.”
If you are interested in donating items then it can be dropped off at Eagle’s Nest Storage, 2601 Moody Blvd, Flagler Beach. To donate online or find information to sign up, go to their website located at: http://www.projectshareflorida.org/donate_now.asp.