Homebound Community Living residents across Lambton County have been given roughly $3,000 worth of iPads, games, gaming consoles and other electronic devices, thanks to the Rotary Club of Sarnia.

Rotarian Bill Boynton, who organized the donation, said the club decided to provide Community Living residents with electronic devices so that they could speak, play and interact with friends and family while staying home during the pandemic.

“It was an unmet need,” Boynton said. “These residents have been affected by the lockdown. They normally lead very active lives in the community and are used to getting out and about. We want to enable them to stay engaged and for them to know that the community cares.”

Staff and residents at the eight Community Living residences that received the donations said they were thrilled by the act of generosity.

“The Rotary Club of Sarnia has consistently contributed financially and done countless hours of volunteer work for the Sarnia-Lambton community, as well as internationally, for the past 92 years,” said club president Sandra Graham. “We are always looking for opportunities to help those whose needs are not being met.”