Amazing ShelterBox Support in Chatham

Members of the Chatham-Kent Secondary School Interact Club, Jennifer Rankin Interact Club Organizer (centre) and ShelterBox Canada Ambassador, Keith Koke

In June 2017, ShelterBox Canada was honoured to receive a donation from the Chatham Kent Secondary School Interact Club.

Members of this inspiring Interact Club presented their annual Year End Review to their local sponsoring club, the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise. What a busy year they had, participating in events such as We Day, leadership training, World Polio Day, We Scare Hunger, MetoWe, RYLA and the Chatham Kent Mental Health Run.

Each year the Interact students do a variety of student-driven, school-wide fundraising activities and awareness campaigns. We are overjoyed that the students chose ShelterBox Canada to be the recipient of the proceeds from their fundraising activities.

Through their hard work over the year, students in the Interact club raised $1,200 for ShelterBox. During the recent Rotary meeting, the Interact students presented Rotarian and Ambassador Keith Koke with a cheque for this amount.

Keith presenting Interact Club members with luminAID solar lights

Keith gave an inspiring speech to the students saying,

“They are making a difference to a family they will never see but can feel good that they have given a temporary home or necessary aids to some family in distress.”

Keith is a long-time ShelterBox Ambassador and whenever there is a huge disaster somewhere in the world Keith says that he,

“Gets into high gear sometimes and has a fundraiser in the community together with the seven Rotary clubs in Kent County.”

Notably during Typhoon Haiyan, Keith helped to mobilize support from Rotary clubs in the Kent district and helped to raise over $100,000 for ShelterBox’s efforts in the Philippines. He was also incredibly active in encouraging support around Kent County when the Nepal earthquakes struck in 2015. Thank you Keith for your continued passion and dedication for ShelterBox.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Jennifer Rankin (Interact Club organizer), all the Chatham Kent Secondary School Interact Club members, local ShelterBox Canada Ambassadors Keith and Nancy Penney and all supporters in the Chatham-Kent region.

If you are interested in joining our growing group of ShelterBox Ambassadors, or would like to raise funds for ShelterBox Canada, visit our website today.

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