Ladysmith Rotary donates cabinets to Resources Centre

Rotary volunteers recently donated custom-made cabinets, cupboards and benches to the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith recently installed cabinets

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith recently installed cabinets

Staff and program participants at the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association now have more space for storing everything they need, thanks to the generosity of Ladysmith Rotary volunteers.

The Rotary Club of Ladysmith recently built cabinets, cupboards and benches for the kitchen and children’s room at the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA).

Club members volunteered their time to build, stain and install fastenings for the cabinets, cupboards and benches, and they installed the finished products at the end of June.

The cabinets, cupboards and benches were custom-made by Bill Hutchinson on behalf of Rotary.

LRCA executive director Dennis Lait approached Ladysmith Rotary asking if the club could donate any money for the project when he found out the LRCA could not afford the millwork.

“We didn’t have sufficient funds to complete it, but taking a look at it, we thought we could do it,” explained Hutchinson.

Hutchinson was going to team up with Loyd Fair for the project, but Fair passed away quite suddenly.

“Loyd was the builder of our club for years and years,” said Hutchinson. “We’re going to miss him.”

Hutchinson started building the cabinets in February.

“I quite enjoyed doing it,” he said.

Rotary volunteers installed the cabinets, benches and cupboards at the end of June.

“The staff and even the participants in the programs are very grateful to Rotary for doing this, as it allows them to have a place to store toys and books,” said Lait. “It also makes it more accessible for kids and parents to see what there is. This is another example of Rotary’s commitment to the community and giving back.

“We’re very grateful. By them doing this and us not having to go out and pay for the millwork, it allows us to put more into our programs.”