BE A "THREELANTHROPIST"!
Help us ship more mobility. We need 1 million people to donate 3 dollars each so we can ship and give away 1 million mobility devices! And the funds will never diminish as we will do this work with the interest from the 3 million.
Our Mission: collecting, shipping, and distributing mobility devices.
We collect used and surplus mobility devices, ship them to developing countries, and distribute them--free--to people with physical challenges regardless of their race, gender, tribe, age, or religion.
While in Uganda in 2005 I saw people who had survived the disease of polio. Often they are rejected in their communities. I'm a polio survivor myself. Back in the United States, I realized that many people have a lightly-used and no-longer-needed mobility device from a twisted ankle, ski accident, or operation. I saw crutches at garage sales, in dumpsters, and unfortunately in roll-off containers headed to landfills. I knew that I had to do something; this was the genesis of Crutches 4 Africa.
• Allison “Allie” Astorga, a senior at Central High School in Phoenix
This is a huge group going to Kenya to help us achieve our dream of passing the torch to the next generation. Keep reading to see what the future holds....
Accompanying this year’s Ambassadors as their Team Advisors will be:
• Elizabeth Mahoney, last year’s team leader, who is Rotary District 5495’s chief of staff and will be our district governor for 2020-21
• Hazel McGuffin, returning 2017 ambassador, now a Rotaract member at NAU
• Dylan Boyd, returning 2017 ambassador, a senior at Mohave High School in Bullhead City
• Caleb Lowe, one of last year’s advisors, active Rotex leader and former RYE ambassador to Italy
• Kaley Gilmore, Rotary District 5495’s Inbounds chair for our Rotary Youth Exchange program
• Kevin Pitts, coordinator of the Rotary Leadership Institute and the annual USA-Mexico Friendship Conference
• John Wintersteen, assistant Rotary Youth Services chair and Interact district treasurer
Our Interact district is continuing to work in partnership with David & Candice Talbot and their Colorado-based Rotarian Crutches 4 Africa nonprofit organization, which has so far helped more than 100,000 crippled victims of polio and accidents in a number of African countries. This year’s Interact ambassadors team will be hosted by the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs of Naivasha, Kenya. Their members will be working together with our team to find and help those who have the greatest need for these life-changing mobility devices our Interactors have sent to that country.
The Interact Crutches 4 Africa Project was initiated by, and has become the signature project of, our Interact District 5495. Our Interact district leadership’s goal is to continue to expand the scope of this project, hoping to eventually make it the signature project of Interact clubs and districts around the world – just as polio eradication has been the signature project of Rotary.
There are three ways Rotarians and others can help support what these remarkable youth are doing by donating to the Interact Crutches 4 Africa project:
Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
It takes just $3 for us to ship one pair of donated crutches to Africa. What do you buy daily for $3?
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Thanks to all who donated through the Mary Swanson legacy link.