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Help ninety children go to school by joining the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury’s...

RO TARY C LUB O F SHR EWSBU RY

90 packs for 90 years In celebration of ninety years of service 1926-2016


What’s it about?

A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline. Many families cannot afford basic items such as pens or exercise books to enable their children to go to school. Education is the best way for a poor child to escape poverty.

Get involved

To mark the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury’s ninetieth anniversary we’re inviting the community of Shrewsbury actively to support this hands-on project. Whether you are an individual, a group or a business, your backpacks may be the only gift the children will ever receive.

“I wish everyone could have a backpack like mine.” Sosa, aged 7, Malawi.


The ideal donated backpack should include:

• backpack • notepad • pencils • pens • crayons • eraser • ruler • sharpener • pencil case • towel Clothing for children between 4 and 12 is suitable and secondhand items are fine as long as they are in good condition.

On completion of the collection in Shrewsbury the packs will be sent to the established charity Mary’s Meals for distribution.

• shorts or skirt • t-shirt or dress • flip-flops or sandals • small ball e.g. tennis ball • soap • toothbrush • toothpaste • spoon

You can label your backpack to show whether it is suitable for a boy or a girl and suggest what age.

Please don’t include any liquids (including liquid soap) or be tempted to add any other gifts such as toys or sweets as this can cause problems with Customs during delivery.

Scroll down to see how you can get involved.


How you can get involved:

• Provide a filled backpack • Provide a new or used backpack • Provide all or some of the contents • Give a donation If you are a business or organisation, you are free to advertise your involvement in any way you see fit.

R OTA RY C LU B OF SH R E W SBURY

Help us reach our target 90 packs for 90 years

If you would like to help and get full details of the project and how to make your contribution contact: Rotarian Paul Pascoe 01743 289 240 p.pascoe@btopenworld.com

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with thanks to

Rotarian Philip Henshaw 01939 220 142 phil.henshaw@btopenworld.com

Rty 90 backpacks  
Rty 90 backpacks  

The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury, which is celebrating 90 years of service to the Shrewsbury area and beyond, aims to collect 90 backpacks to h...

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