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  • East Haven Rotary will again for the 16th year in a row, be providing clothing for children in need this Saturday January 7th. The annual project was recently renamed the “Ben Mazzucco Clothe Our Children” campaign in memory of the long time Rotarian who passed away in January of 2016. Rotarian Mazzucco was the creator of the project and its Chairperson for many years.

    Chairperson Barbara Brow is expecting approximately 90 deserving children who will be given the funds to shop for items of clothing at Kohl’s Department Store. Each year Rotarians receive suggested lists of names of children from the elementary schools in the East Haven system.

    Fund raising events again were coordinated by teachers at elementary schools in East Haven. The Clothe the Children Committee and the East Haven Rotary continue to be very pleased with this unique “kids helping kids” type of fundraising.

    In addition to Rotary raised funds, monies for the program are raised through direct donations received from local businesses and residents. It has been in this area that the economy has had the greatest negative effect.

    On January 7th, the children (recommended by school nurses and teachers) and their parents/guardians will meet Rotarians at Kohl’s Department Store in Branford and are able to shop for items of clothing totaling $ 100 per child. The club monitors quite closely that all items purchased are classified as clothing and that the sizes will correspond to the child present. While at Kohl’s Department Store, the purchasers will also receive the benefit of any sales prices that the store may be offering at the time of purchase. The store also generously extends an additional discount to the Rotary, which enables the club to increase the number of children served.

    During the past fifteen years, the East Haven Rotary “Clothe Our Children” program has provided clothing for well over 900 children, which with the above mentioned discounts, totals over $ 100,000 worth of merchandise that they have received.

    Anyone wishing to donate may mail checks payable to the “East Haven Rotary Clothe Our Children” c/o Treasurer Carl Ruggiero, 12 Oak Hill Drive, East Haven, CT 06513.

    Capotorto’s Apizza Fundraiser

    Please join us at Capotorto’s Apizza for a fundraising event. The event begins on Sunday, March 5 at 11:00 am and ends on Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 pm.

    The Club will receive 20% of eat-in or take-out orders (excluding tax and gratuity) with the event voucher below.

    Capotorto’s Apizza is located at: 688 Foxon Hill Road, Millbrook Plaza East Haven, CT 06513 203-469-8404

    Anginette Wars

    The East Haven Rotary Club is having a fundraiser on Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Tasting Cookie, Most Decorative Cookie, Most Creative Table Display.
    Interested bakers can contact easthavenrotary17@gmail.com or 203.314.9342 and fill out the registration form on our Anginette Wars page.

    Our Registration is now closed due to the overwhelming response! Please join us for a fun and tasty evening!

    Spectators can purchase tickets to vote, have some appetizers, enter our raffle for prizes such as Yankees Tickets, and enjoy the cookies! Tickets for spectators are $15 per person. Tickets available below or by calling 203.314.9342.

    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    April 15 at the East Haven Senior Center, 91 Taylor Avenue, East Haven.

    Our club is hosting its 7th annual “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” from 8:30 until 10:30 am.

    Breakfast includes pancakes and sausage, juice and coffee.

    Amber Alert ID cards will be offered and other activities will be available to explore.

    The Easter Bunny will be greeting every child and giving each a special Easter treat. Children 8 years of age and younger will be admitted free. Admission for adults and children over 8 will be $ 5 per person, with all proceeds going to the East Haven Rotary Club.

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