Our guest speaker at last week's meeting was Barbara Kopack Hill.  Barbara is on the Board for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau and a Rotarian with the Overland Park Rotary Club!
Barbara shared an update on what the JCCB is doing to prepare for this season's Holiday Shop.  The JCCB Holiday Shop serves 10,000-12,000 low-income community residents each holiday season.  Clients sign-up to participate in the Holiday Shop, which lasts about 1 week in early-December.  Once clients arrive, they are escorted through the shop by a volunteer who helps them pick out books, clothing, personal care items, toys, and much more!  JCCB is community funded (no government funding) and relies on the generosity of donations and volunteers to provide this amazing service to our community.  The JCCB Holiday Shop is one of our club's favorite volunteer events!  This year we have 20 members volunteering their time on Tuesday 12/5.  There are still some volunteer slots available on other nights!  If you are interested in helping with this awesome event, please visit their sign-up page here:  JCCB Holiday Shop Volunteer
To wrap-up our meeting, club members assembled holiday food boxes for Harvester's Community Food Network.  Our club was able to donate 50 boxes to Harvester's this year!  Each box includes green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, corn muffin/bread mix, stuffing, and gravy.  Boxes were delivered to Harvesters last week – just in time for the Thanksgiving!