Washington High School Interact, Glendale, AZ supporting orphaned children at Open Arms Home for Children, South Africa. Throughout the school year Washington Interactors participate in making “kid-sized” quilts - 68 of them this past school year!  These quilts recently make the journey (over 10,000 miles!) from Glendale to the Open Arms Home for Children near East London, South Africa (http://www.openarmshome.com/).
As Rotarian Bob Solis (and co-founder of Open Arms) said to Washington HS Interact Advisor, Jill Green, upon returning from South Africa,
“The lovely quilts from WHS Interact arrived with me at Open Arms last week.  As you can see from the attached photos, they were a big hit!!!  We had a drawing with the names of our 8 cottages in it and the kids in those cottages got to pick out their favorite quilt.   It was a moment of great joy and the children are so happy to have a quilt to call their own.   It is now the dead of winter in South Africa so they are getting lots of use, both for sleeping at night and then coming to gatherings in our hall. 
Please extend my most sincere thanks to every single student who made a quilt for the children.   I hope the smiles on the faces of the children at Open Arms serve as a great reminder of the work that WHS Interact does to change the world!!!”
Congratulations to Washington Interact!  Take a bow!