On December 15th, 2018, the Utah Valley University (UVU) Rotaract members contributed to the Frodsham Community Christmas Party. The Frodsham Community hosted its 27th annual Christmas party in Farmington, Utah. For the last twenty-seven years, the Frodsham’s, long time residents of the Farmington area, have reached out to the community to bring service to hundreds of people throughout Davis county and Salt Lake county during the Christmas season. For many, Christmas time is full of good memories and love. However, for others, the time can be bleak due to less fortunate situations that they may be going through. The Frodsham Community Christmas Party seeks to find those who are in need during the holiday season. The event provides a warm meal, wrapped new Christmas gifts, gently used clothing donations, toy donations, as well as food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and a variety of other necessary items to those in need. (http://www.frodshamcommunitychristmas.org/ )
Members of the Frodsham Community during the Christmas Party
While serving over nine-hundred guests with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the 2018 Frodsham Family Christmas party was a great success. This year, UVU’s Rotaract club decided to reach out and provide service during the event. Kyle and Mckenna Warren, grandchildren to the founding Frank and Barbra Frodsham, helped to organize UVU Rotaract’s efforts with the Frodsham Community Christmas Party. In addition to the Warrens, Jesse Sandstrom and his wife Abigail, as well as sisters, Hannah and Hailey Bieker came to help out in the event. All who attended and were able to be part of the event left saying they had a strong feeling of service and the reward of helping in the community.
(L to R): Mckenna Warren, Kyle Warren, Hannah Bieker and Hailey Bieker during the Christmas Party
Rotaract seeks to help the world, both on the local and International level. “Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves” (https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary).
Mckenna Warren and Kyle Warren after the event,
With many of our friends and neighbors experiencing difficulties, we as the UVU Rotaract club thought that this was a perfect event to lend a hand. Today, we live in a world where there is constant need. Many of these needs go unknown to most people. UVU Rotaract hopes to be able to make a difference in the lives of those who need it. We will continue to reach out and give aid in any way that we can.
Kyle Warren, UVU Rotaract President-elect (2019-2020)