Interact provides young people ages 12 to 18 the opportunity to make new friends, improve their community, develop leadership skills, and make a difference in the world. Interact clubs are self-governing and financially independent, with local Rotary club members providing support and guidance. There are ~11,000 Interact clubs and ~200,000 Interactors in >100 countries worldwide.
The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside sponsors an Interact Club at Gorsebrook Junior High.
GJH’s Interact Club does at least 2 projects each year. Their projects have included:
a brick-by-brick fundraiser to help build a school in Pakistan;
a purple pinkie fundraiser to support international vaccination against polio;
collecting gently used jeans for homeless youth;
the sale of Rafiki Friend chains to provide clean water for a year for 54 children; and
collecting gently used winter clothing for Souls Harbour for homeless people in Halifax.
Click here to view the video the members made for their Purple Pinkie fundraiser held during Dec 2015.
The GJH Interact Club also earns an honorarium for providing on-site child care services at the Cunard Centre during Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside’s annual Mom’s Day Brunch. Last year they donated their honorarium to Hope Blooms.