Dover Rotarians came together to fill a need in our community as the Rotary Club of Dover heard from organizations that come in contact with those that are without warmth during the Winter and homeless.

Over the past couple of weeks, our club decided to step up and help as we gathered 9 bags of hats and mittens that were dropped off to Community Action Partnership of Strafford County.

This past week our Club reached into our community funds Jim Munro, Pam Munro, Cate Ouellette Rafferty, Noreen & Frank Biehl, Melissa Lesniak and little sister, Kristen shopped yesterday with $1,000 at Ocean State Job Lot, where Store Manager, Dan gave us a generous discount and we had the opportunity to share our shopping with Ruth Griffin, who loved what we were doing for the Dover community.

We were able to help our local homeless people with:

  • 15 - headlamps
  • 10 - warm women’s hats
  • 22 - 10 x 12 tarps
  • 102 - protein bars
  • 90 (3 cases) - hand & body warmers
  • 12 - full coverage balaclavas
  • 30 - pairs of men’s socks
  • 30 - pairs of toe warmers
  • 20 - pairs of women’s socks
  • 60 - $5.00 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards.

It’s about hearing what our community needs are, asking others to help and we get to work to make those that do not have Winter clothing a little warmer.