Hazleton Rotarians love giving back to the community! Our annual shopping spree puts smiles on many faces!

This was a co-operative effort, taking place on Saturday, December 7th, by the Hazleton Rotary Club, Boscov’s Department Store and the United Way of Greater Hazleton. Over 30 children whose names were provided by The Salvation Army, Catholic Social Services, Commission on Economic Opportunity, United Charities Home were given an hour to purchase gifts for themselves and/or family members. Special thanks is extended to Boscov’s for providing refreshments for everyone once the shopping ended.

“This is the eighth time this project has been undertaken by the club and we hope it continues. It’s always fun for the adults to watch as their “shoppers” very carefully select just the right things.” says project chairperson Kathie Oh. “Its also a good experience for them to have to shop for what they want, but keep within a certain amount of spending money. They handle that pretty well.”

Special thanks to the following Rotary Club members, as well as some family members/friends, who served as chaperones or helped in any way: Marty & Marlene Gallagher, Donna Barna, Michele Ustynoski, Mikel Cammisa, Marylynne and Bill Spear, Valerie White, Pat Ward, Stephen Seach, Charles Decosmo, Casey Flaim, Tim & Michelle Genetti, Michele Kushmeder, Sharon Mylet, Alan Whitaker, Mary, Megan & Sean Malone, Ron Avellino, Lana Fowler, Michele Holzman and Pat Korb