The Wellington Rotary Club recently completed a community outreach project with the Lord’s Place, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless.
Club members had dinner and an evening of camaraderie Monday, Dec. 9 with the women of the Burckle House in Lake Worth, a homeless shelter for women. The Burckle House not only gives women shelter, but teaches them job skills and helps them get back on their feet. Rotarians “broke bread” with the women and learned about many of their circumstances. After dinner, the club presented holiday gifts to all of the women.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, club members had a morning of breakfast and camaraderie with the men of the Enrichment and Recovery Center in Boynton Beach, which is a men’s shelter supported by the Lord’s Place. After breakfast, the club presented holiday gifts to all of the men.
Both visits proved to be rewarding experiences to the club members who attended.
Maggie Zeller, community outreach chair, coordinated both events for the club. It is a project the club hopes to continue in future years.
For more information about the Wellington Rotary Club, call Bob Salerno at (561) 512-8247.
ABOVE: Burckle House residents enjoy dinner with members of the Wellington Rotary Club.