2015 Palmdale rotary children's shopping spree

Our Volunteer Helpers with Our Palmdale Rotary Banner Anxiously Await the Kids to Bring
Their Gifts to The Wrapping Table at the 2015 Children's Christmas Shopping Spree
The Rotary Club of Palmdale conducted its 18th Annual Children’s Shopping Spree at the WalMart Super Center on 10th Street West in Palmdale on December 5, 2015.  Eighteen children from needy families were selected by club members to participate in the shopping spree.  Each child was treated to an early morning breakfast at McDonalds and then escorted by a club member or volunteer throughout the store to shop for family members.  At the completion of shopping the packages were all wrapped with festive holiday wrapping paper and bows for exchange at Christmas.  In addition, each child was given and gift card which they could use at the time or wait until after Christmas to select a gift of their choice.  The club established two objectives for the shoppers: To learn to budget the funds provided to them and to better understand the meaning of the holiday season in which it is more rewarding to give than to receive.  Those objectives were successfully met.


Breakfast for Everyone Before Shopping Begins
Dave Maddock With Our Volunteer Helpers
Shopping Begins with the Kids and Their Escorts
More Shopping as the Kids Work on Their Christmas Lists
And Still More Shopping Until the Lists are Completed


Then Its Off to Checkout
The Wrapping Team
The Wrapping Team at Work