“Coats for Kids,” first implemented by Rangwala, has been a signature project of the club for more than a decade. Each fall, 56,000 letters are sent to parents throughout the Glendale area, requesting donation of coats, jackets and warm clothing, which their children may have outgrown. Rotarians collect the donated clothing from local schools, have them cleaned and refurbished by members of the Southern California Cleaners Assn., and then they are distributed to children by Rotarians during a school event.
Over the years, an estimated 30,000 garments have been given to the needy. Rangwala has been involved in many other club projects, including donating time to an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico.
Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at the Oakmont Country Club.
Center accreditation is renewed
Glendale Adventist Medical Center's campus preschool and child care center has earned a five-year renewal of its accreditation by the National Assn. for the Education of Young Children. Only 8% of preschool and early childhood education programs nationwide are accredited by the association.