Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club launches stocking drive for children of breast cancer patients

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club has launched its annual Michelle’s Place Stocking Project – providing over 100 stockings full of Christmas gifts to Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center for children of women undergoing breast cancer treatment in the community.

Through an ongoing partnership with Michelle’s Place, New Generations Rotary is very active in seeking donations for each individual child in the Pink Ribbon Assistance Program at the center. The Pink Ribbon Assistance Program provides financial assistance to women currently in breast cancer treatment, as well as assistance for back-to-school supplies, Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts for the holidays. This year, the need has grown and thanks to a local sewing club, the stockings have been upgraded to Santa sacks to be filled with toys and gifts for the families in the program.

“Michelle’s Place is grateful for the support of New Gen Rotary with our annual holiday program. In 2016, we helped a record 225 children whose mothers are currently fighting breast cancer. Without the help of New Gen, we could not have provided such a beautiful Christmas for these families,” Kim Gerrish, executive director of Michelle’s Place, said. “This program not only helps provide a brighter holiday, it allows children to be children and not worry about the health of their mom and gives dads the opportunity to share with other dads. It’s a great support opportunity for the entire family.”

New Generations Rotary is asking for donations before Dec. 8 of $50 for one child, $200 for a family of five or $300 to give something to everyone in the family. Donations will be used to purchase gifts for each specific child in the program. To donate to the project directly, visit www.tvnewgenrotary.com or contact [email protected].

The Rotary Club of Temecula Valley, New Generations meets 1 p.m. every Thursday at TGI Fridays located at 40830 Winchester Road in Temecula. The New Generations Rotary Club has lower monthly dues, focuses on more hands-on service projects and has a more lenient attendance policy, while encouraging members to visit other traditional Rotary clubs and district events.

Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club has several Stocking Project sponsors, including Essential Ink, Commerce Bank, Impact Marketing & Design and Live Mobile Solutions.

For more information, visit www.tvnewgenrotary.com or find the group on Facebook.

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