Toot4Tucker led by Tawa Rotary was held on Thursday 1 December; 2nd day Monday 5 December (with backup Thurs 8 December). Toot4Tucker involves collecting non perishable food items and donations for Tawa Foodbank. This year's collection results : Food items 3289; cash donations 784.40; plus cash donations from sergeants' session, joint Tawa Rotary/Lions meeting of 6 December to be included. It made a big difference having a larger group of collectors on the second evening.
Tawa Rotary is grateful for the participation in this significant community initiative as we travel through the streets - with the help of friends, family, local service organisations - the Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade, Lions Club of Tawa, Salvation Army, Cubs and Scouts, Community patrol and local business - Tawa New World and One Agency Brooking Realty.
All items donated go to the Tawa Food Bank. For more information on this project and previous years' collections, see here.
Note of appreciation received from Major Heather Rodwell, Tawa Salvation Army, 21 Dec 2016:
"I am writing to express my deep appreciation for the support Tawa Rotary Club given to us as administrators of Tawa Community Foodbank, The arrangement with New World having the Toot4Tucker donations deposited for our use has worked superbly and we are now having the joy of giving to needy families in our community.
We have been able to be generous with the goods making up the Christmas hampers which means that the people assisted will enjoy their Christmas day. We could not do this without community support, and the assistance of the groups who participated in the collection.
Please pass on my appreciation to all the Rotarians.
Have a wonderful Christmas and safe & refreshing holiday season.
Heather Rodwell, Major l Corps Officer - TAWA CORPS"