Rotary in Action -The February Community Service Project will take a two-pronged approach: 
  1. We’ll help the non-profit Matter by packing meals that will be distributed to community members in need.  EMRC member Jeremy Newhouse directs international operations for Matter and is thrilled that we’ll be able to support Matter’s local work.
  2. Second, we’ll put together care/thank you gift baskets for local hospital workers who are directly supporting patients with COVID-19. 
Both projects will be done at the MATTER facility in St. Louis Park in a socially-distanced manner.
(Location information is in the Sign Up link.)
There are multiple ways you can assist with the project. Help with the purchasing of products to go into the gift baskets, writing thank you notes that will be included in the baskets, helping to pack meals and arrange baskets, delivering gift basket items to MATTER, delivering baskets to the hospitals, donating money.  With so many ways to participate, there’s really no excuse for us not to achieve 100% participation! 
We have space for 12 people in each shift.
Wednesday, February 10, Noon to 1:00, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 11, 4:00 to 5:00, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Can't volunteer? You can shop online and donate items (including gift cards) for the gift baskets. You can also make a monetary donation to this project. And you can write Thank You cards. When ordering, choose delivery to Afira's house. Or, drop off your donated items at Afira's house  by February 3 at 6820 Cheyenne Circle in Edina.
Shop online with this link to Target.