Austin Rotaract to trick or treat for change

Published 6:55 am Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Austin Rotaract, a local service organization for young professionals, will trick or treat for change in the community on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 pm.

Rotaract members will most likely be wearing maroon t-shirts or sweatshirts that say Austin Rotaract on them when they knock on your doors asking you to donate spare change. This is a common fund raiser among Rotaract groups all over the country.

All change donated will benefit local community causes. Past projects by the Austin Rotaract group include a clothing drive for the Woodson Kindergarten Playground project and Toys for Tots donations. Rotaract members also serve supper at the Salvation Army once a month, participate in the United Way day of Caring, and they are always looking for other volunteer projects in the community.

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“We are all young professionals invested in Austin and we want to do everything we can to benefit this great community,” said Kate Jordal, Rotaract member. “When we knock on your door and ask you to donate spare change, please know that the money will stay right here in the community and be put toward worthy causes.”

Rotaract is a Rotary sponsored service club for young professionals 35 years of age and younger. The Austin Rotaract Club was chartered in September of 2008 and currently has about 25 members. Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm at the Coffee House on Main. For more information about Rotaract or for any questions about the trick or treat for change event, e-mail