A Life-Changing Gift
When Rotarian Steve Jackson recently took an early morning phone call he couldn’t believe his ears. ‘I’d like to donate $10,000 towards your club’s Second Guide Dog Project’, said the lady on the other end of the line. ‘I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now and this is what I’d really like to do. However, I do want to remain completely anonymous’. After thanking her for such a generous gift Steve assured her that remaining anonymous would not be a problem. The donor went on to explain that the reason for the donation was a deeply personal one.
She had been to the Rotary Club of Orange North’s ‘Lead the Way’ Concert in September and was deeply moved by the music, the interviews and the fact that the money from the concert was all going to someone who would receive the wonderful life-changing gift of a guide dog.
This coming Saturday, 8th December the Rotary Club of Orange North will man collection buckets inside the Summer Centre to help realise their total goal of $35,000 towards their Second Guide Dog Project which is very much within reach. You too can support this worthwhile Rotary project at Christmas by making a donation on Saturday between 11:00am and 1:00pm when Cantar Ladies’ Choir and the Orange Male Voice Choir will be spreading a little Christmas cheer.
Our picture features Orange North Rotarian Steve Jackson with Autumn (the club’s First Guide Dog) and handler Angie at Autumn’s graduation in Sydney in October. Autumn has now been matched with a suitable recipient who has received the best Christmas present a visually-impaired person could ever receive.