The club learned about District 5495 Interact's signature international service project during its June 7 meeting.
Crutches 4 Africa is a project supported by our Interact district for several years. Throughout the year, Interactors collect mobility devices -- crutches, canes, wheelchairs, scooters and more -- and store them in two units here in the Valley of the Sun (one in the west valley and one in the east valley). Each July, the district sends a team of Interactors along with several Rotarian advisors to Kenya and Mexico to distribute the devices to disabled citizens in those countries.
Dan Coons, chair of this year's trip to Africa, and Edgar Martinez, an Interactor who participated in last year's trip to Africa, spoke to our club on June 7 and told of their experiences distributing the devices and personally "changing the lives" of recipients.
This year, 11 students and four adult advisors will be traveling to Africa and Mexico in July. Working with local Rotary and Rotaract clubs in those countries, the team will distribute thousands of mobility devices.
Contributions are needed to help defray the cost of shipping items and sending the students to both countries. The adult Rotarians pay their own way and the students must pay a portion of the expenses. Clubs are asked to support the effort as well. 
Individuals who would like to contribute, can scan the QR code below to make an online donation with your credit card: