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Rotary Club hosts Mother’s Day celebration for mothers in need

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Posted at 8:53 PM, May 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-11 22:53:57-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of mothers who aren’t surrounded by big families got a special Mother’s Day treat Saturday courtesy of the Draper-Riverton Rotary Club.

Organizers hosted a party at Rose Park Elementary School for about 300 women. Some of them are refugees, some came from local shelters and some are part of single mothers groups.

Event organizer Cesar Diaz said he has held lunches like this in the past, but he could only afford to host 40 or so women. He said now that he has joined with the Rotary Club they can get a lot more people involved.

Diaz said it’s important to remember to help those in need.

“We tend to forget the ones who are lost, and our goal is to at least—We cannot help everybody; that is impossible, but if we can help somebody, we've done our job,” he said.

In addition to the lunch, each mother received a present.