Spanish Fork Rotary and Chamber Supports Sub for Santa

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 15:44
Spanish Fork Rotary Club Donates to Nebo Sub for Santa and Nebo Pantry

The lights are strung, the snow is sparkling all around, and there’s a bit more cheer in peoples’ countenances. It truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” And with this magical time derives love and charity, something the Spanish Fork Rotary is continually focusing their efforts on all year long. This season the Spanish Fork Rotary has teamed up with Nebo School District’s Nebo Dragon Pantry for the sixth year in a row, to provide clothing and food for those students and families in our educational community.

Julianne Roberts, a member of the Spanish Fork Rotary, said, “I love getting my entire family involved in the Nebo Pantry project. My kids go with me to pick out items to donate and always make sure it is something they would want themselves as they prepare to give it to others. Through Rotary I am able to learn more about the people that this project serves and how much it is needed in our community. As my children get involved it is something I am able to teach them to understand as well.” 

The Nebo Pantry is a program based at Landmark High School in Nebo School District. Its purpose is to collect clothes, coats, hygienic supplies, and food to give to students and their families in the district. The Nebo Pantry was started in 2014 by Monica Hullinger.  Monica works in student services as a social worker and has been employed with Nebo for 18 years. She is passionate about the pantry and students in need. 

Lorraine Dedrickson, member of the Spanish Fork Rotary said, “As a member of the Rotary group in Spanish Fork, I consider it a privilege to be a part of gathering and donating to the Nebo Pantry. It gives joy to everyone that donates and the gratitude that is felt by those that run the pantry. It is a blessing to know these are goods that are needed and appreciated. It helps to make my Christmas so much better to contribute to this wonderful cause. So many wonderful people donate and do all the work to make it all happen. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for the experience to help in some small way.” It truly is a Merry Christmas in Nebo School District.

“It’s a great opportunity for our kids at Landmark to get involved. The students organize and prepare the items that come to the pantry through generous donors,” Monica Hullinger explained. 

Eryn Rogers, current Rotary President said, “So many students right here in the Nebo School District are facing incredible hardships.  It was a surprise to me that there are a number of students who do not have a place to shower.  This year there was a need for towels and washcloths at the Nebo Pantry at Landmark Highschool.  Spanish Fork Rotary Club is proud to support the Nebo Pantry for the 6th year in a row.  We were able to gather donations of coats, shoes, clothes, toiletries, washcloths and towels from our members and from the local community.  Giving trees set up in local businesses where employees and customers can choose an item to donate were the main source of public donations.  We are grateful to be part of such a generous community that wants to make sure every student has a source for basic necessities.  Thank you to all those who donated this year!”

Thank you to the Nebo District employees who also donate generously to the Nebo Pantry. 

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By Lana Hiskey