Olivet Elementary 3rd graders receiving their dictionaries January 2013
In January 2000, the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, through its “Rotary Dictionaries for Kids” Project, raised $25,000 to purchase brand new MacMillan dictionaries to give to nearly 2,000 third grade children and their teachers in Santa Rosa. The Rotary club of Santa Rosa Foundation has delivered dictionaries to every third grade student at the Santa Rosa elementary schools every year since. Every January more than 60 Rotarians hand-deliver dictionaries to 30 elementary schools in Santa Rosa. Our goal is a simple one: we want to encourage children to be curious about learning and to help them incorporate reading into their lives.
Here is a video of the 3rd grade classes at Olivet Elementary receiving their dictionaries
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