Rotarians help local children find the spirit of the holidays

Students enbjoyed a morning of shopping and lunch with Santa Clau

The Rotary Club of Ventura hosted  local elementary school students for a morning of shopping and lunch with Santa Claus during the club’s annual Christmas party on Dec.14.

About 60 children from Ventura Schools attended a shopping trip with Rotarians and Interact students.  Each student was given a $70 gift card from Rotary and then an additional $25 was provided by JCPenney for shopping purposes.

The Rotarians, with the help of a shopping list provided by the parents, shopped with the students and helped them make their purchases which will be wrapped up for Christmas at their home.  Students were then bussed to the Ventura Unified School District where they had lunch, did crafts, sang Christmas carols, selected a coat from the Coats for Kids drive and had a special visit from Santa.  They received a gift from Santa and were able to select gifts for immediate family members.   The party included a distribution of coats to students who attended. Coats were collected from the community during the Rotary’s 13th Annual Coats for Kids drive held throughout Ventura County.







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