The Rockport Rotary Club, led by an idea from the evening meeting members, have created a unique way to bring together several issues - children in need or a crisis situation, interaction with our men/women in blue and the desire to complete a service project by Rotarians. This project is quick and easy, meaningful and touches on several areas of focus.
The Comfort and Joy Bag project is designed to hopefully bring just a bit of those two feelings
to a child/young person who may need it. We have packed these bags with some basic supplies, games, toys, school supplies, journals and a stuffed bear - all in a durable zippered tote.
On November 15 at 2:00 the club will present the first 50 of these fun-filled bags to the Rockport Police Department's Lt. Larry Sinclair. He will distribute to individual officers and patrol cars. Any time an officer comes in contact with a child under the age of 16, they will give them one of our Comfort and Joy Bags. Contact can for any reason - fire, accident, flat tire, welfare check, etc.
We are hoping that these bags may comfort a weary heart and create happy moments through what we give. It is  a blessing to be able to make someone’s day brighter and better.
While we hope never to re-do this project of creating 50 Comfort & Joy Bags, we will be ready to supply more when the need is there.
Check out our Photo Album of the evening we stuffed the bags. Our District Governor Debbie High and  'First Dude' Joe were able to join us. DG Debbie was our photographer.
For information about duplicating this project with your club, please contact Nancy Paulson at 361-463-8791 or