Crutches for Africa
Our ReCSWUSA was the "pathfinder" donor supporting the District 5495 Interact Crutches 4 Africa international service project and seven Ambassadors' trip to Kenya. For this project, Interactors around Arizona collected crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, canes and other mobility devices, then wrapped and packed them for shipment to Kenya. The team of 14 from Arizona, partnered with the founder and co-founder of C4A in Colorado, spent two weeks distributing the mobility devices to individuals as well in batches for rural and to urban "squatter" villages. The eClub's $1000 donation helped launch the $20,000 fund drive to make this all happen. Collecting mobility devices and fundraising for next year's C4A project, including sending six Ambassadors to Kenya, has already begun. For 2019, $25,000 needs to be raised.