This is what Rotary does…we make things happen. It only took a few hours for Rotarians to coordinate and make the request happen.
It all started with an email from Lena at Food4Kids. “I saw your social media post about Free Book Friday at Rotary Summer Literacy – do you have any left over books?”.
A few emails to our Literacy Captain Paul Takala and members of the ICYIC Committee and on Wednesday August 8th Rotarians delivered over 450 new books to Food4Kids to put in the summer food backpacks. The food packages that will be delivered to the kids will include a new book. What a great way to feed the brain too!
Thanks to our partners at the Hamilton Public Library and First Books Canada, books have been selected and packed for each child in the Food4Kids program.
This is the magic of Rotary. An email, a phone call and then the delivery of 450 books for children across our community. Food4Kids provides summer food packages for over 450 children across our community. Started as a weekend food program, the need to continue to nourish and feed children in the summer months continues. Rotary is pleased to make literacy education part of the summer program!
Ever wonder why you are a Rotarian? This is what is possible! A simple project that makes a huge difference in the life of a child. Why not introduce Rotary to someone new this month…during Membership Month! Be proud to be a member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton!