Merrimack Rotary holds Coats for Kids program

The Rotary Club of Merrimack sponsored the Coats for Kids program this year.

The program provides winter coats for children in Merrimack who have none. This year, the program gave away 29 coats to children in Merrimack.

"This is the 10th year the Coats for Kids program has provided winter coats for Merrimack schoolchildren," said Paul Belfiore, a Rotarian coordinator. "Like last year, the Merrimack Rotary was able to fund the entire program without the need for outside donations. The children who receive the coats are so grateful for the seasonal gift."

Founded in 1971, the Rotary Club of Merrimack is a volunteer organization of business people and professionals supporting the community. Merrimack Rotary projects have included scholarships, raising of the Roger Duhamel Pavilion, Twin Bridge Trail Markers, reconstruction of Kids Kove Playground, support for Merrimack flood relief, the Merrimack July Fourth festivities, the Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest, Interact Club, lighting at Reeds Ferry fields and more.

The club works with other Rotary Clubs on international projects such as eradication of polio, Pure Water for the World and hurricane relief in Honduras.

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