Source: Peninsula Rotaract Club
In 2019, we decided that we wanted to deliver our own hands on community project particularly, in Education. We found our inspiration from another Rotaract Club; Adelaide City Rotaract Club who had run a very successful project providing backpacks with essential school items to students in need.

Following consultation with Adelaide City Rotaract Club we decided we wanted to run a similar project of our own.
To fundraise we held our annual trivia night in November 2019 (which was our most successful trivia night to date) raising $3,400.
We then researched through local teachers what would be the most appropriate/beneficial items to place in the backpack.

Once our backpack list was decided we contacted 5 schools in the area who were identified as having a low socio-economic status to give feedback on the bags and if they would be willing to accept them. COVID then hit and we sadly had to postpone the project.

We did not let this stop us. As soon as we were back meeting in person we planned our packing event and again contacted the schools to see if they were still interested. 

At the start of Term 2 (2021) we will be distributing 35 backpacks to each of the 3 participating schools within the City of Frankston for distribution to identified students.

Three generations of Rotary members assisting with the packing event: Peninsula Rotaractors,
Interact club members from Frankston High School and local Rotarians from Frankston Sunrise and Mt Martha.