Rotary contributes to Christmas gifts for foster children

Published 12:57 pm Friday, December 8, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The Rotary Club of Chilton County has chosen the Department of Human Resources as one of the recipients for funds raised through the A Taste of Chilton County event.

Rotary Club President Roger Yeargan presented Chilton County DHR director Marilyn Colson a check for $500 on Dec. 7 toward Christmas gifts for foster children.

“We try to have fundraisers during the year, and we appreciate the support that the people of Chilton County give us in things like the Taste of Chilton County that allows us to raise this money because the money stays here in the county, and we felt like this was a worthy organization that needed some assistance and could use the assistance for these foster children,” Yeargan said. “Our hearts go out to these children.”

Colson said DHR raises funds for Christmas presents for foster children each year. Some who give toward the Christmas gifts choose to sponsor a specific child. Funds, like those from the Rotary Club, help buy presents for those who are not sponsored, ensuring that every child receives something.

“If there is any money left at the end of our Christmas thing, this is in a fund just for foster children and we only use it for foster children’s need throughout the year,” Colson said. “We don’t spend it on anything else.”

Colson said the Rotary Club of Chilton County has supported Christmas Gifts for foster children in Chilton County for the past several years.

“We appreciate their support every year,” Colson said. “They are very supportive, as is the whole community It’s just amazing.”

The Rotary Club of Chilton County is a civic club, which works to raise funds to distribute to various local organizations. The club meets each Wednesday at noon in the Peach Park meeting house.

“We would love to have some new members,” Yeargan said.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Chilton County, call Yeargan at (205) 351-1913.