• Country: Turkey

  • Club: Rotaract Club of Karşıyaka

  • District: 2440

  • Number of people involved: 60

  • Total hours volunteered: 48

  • Quantifiable Results:

    App. 80 gifts for children each year

3 years ago, we have taken action to introduce our project named “Wish Tree” to make our little sisters and brothers have the gifts they wish!

Every year we conduct this precious project for 3 years and the forth one will be completed in April 2018.

In this project, we visit our ‘Sister School’ in Yamanlar, Izmir, Turkey to collect the wishes of students. We list all of the reasonable wishes and then place a ‘wish tree’ in a local shopping mall. The visitors pick one of the gifts included in the list to purchase it then place it under the wish tree. Then, we hang a gift card on the tree on behalf of the visitor. All day, we gather so many gifts for children. In Turkey’s National Children’s Day annually celebrated in April 23, we meet with the children at school, of course with our ‘wish tree’. Each one picks a gift card from the tree and get the gift. So, in this significant day, we both make them happy with small gifts and share pleasant time!