Assistance to Large Tallinn Families in Need in 2011

For the third year in a row, the Club decided to assist large families in need – this time in Tallinn.  Again, the Ottawa Rotary Club made a contribution, as did the Tallinn firm Gildhall, and other private contributors.  Estonia adopted the Euro on January 1, 2011 and this time the budget voted by the members for the project was in Euros – 5000.00.

Again, the Committee members visited the families that had been found with the assistance of the city’s social welfare office.  As a consequence, 10 families purchased footwear and winter clothes for their children (total of 31 children).  The same shoe store that had cooperated with the Club previously, gave a generous discount as did Prisma from whom the clothes were purchased.  Other families were assisted with payments made for either rent, Kindergarten fees, extra-curricular activities, household items (most of them were donated by the Club members, as were a computer and printer).