Rotary Club of Bordertown rotary president Rose Milton and newly initiated member Sathu Vallvanpillai are working together on a new project to help students in Sri Lanka.
The pair are on a mission to collect secondhand school backpacks and school shoes to donate to students back at Sathu’s former school in Sri Lanka.
Bordertown Rotary president Rose Milton told the Chronicle that it would mean a great deal if community members from across the Tatiara could jump on board to help the cause.
“Shoes and school back packs are items which our school students take for granted,” Rose said.
“When shoes are grown out of here in Australia, they are often thrown out. Similarly with bags, they are thrown out or taken to the op shop.
“The poor children at Glasgow School would really benefit if they were given these items to use.”
Sathu was first inspired to join Rotary after reading about the ongoing volunteer work the organisation was doing for countries overseas. Sathu believes it is important to give back and said he would continue to help and support the work of Rotary.
If members of the community are able to help with donations of shoes of any size and bags in good condition, please phone Rose on 8753 7260 or drop them off at the Bordertown Salvos.