In 2018-19, 32% of Sarasota County third graders and 37% of Charlotte County’s were not reading at grade level. Rotarians consider this unacceptable because after the third grade, students read to learn. To help teachers, ... continue reading
The Rotary Club of Sarasota, through its charitable arm, the Rotary Club of Sarasota Foundation, is working with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading and The Patterson Foundation to supply Kindergarten Readiness Bags for ... continue reading
Food Insecurity is a significant factor in student absenteeism By Nick RossiFor the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students are from low-income families. 51% of students in ... continue reading
Click to enlarge.Photo by Sharon Kunkel / Goodwill Manasota Goodwill Manasota, Rotary Club distribute thousands of books and dictionaries to area students Partnership enables children in Sarasota and Manatee counties to receive an anatomy book ... continue reading
Playground upgrades made possible by $8,000 grant from Rotary Club to Children First; area named in honor of supporter Jo Rutstein by Sharon Kunkel, Patch poster This winter, Children First requested a grant of $8,000 ... continue reading
Together Women Rise (formerly Dining for Women) is an international service organization supported by the Rotary Club of Sarasota. During season, members and guests usually meet once a month at various members’ homes. Attendees usually ... continue reading
Our School Pantry Program provides food directly to parents of children who attend the school, is located on school grounds, and open to families during regularly scheduled hours. We are able to provide fresh and nonperishable food to families who may otherwise go without. Email Lou Schwartz at Jollylou.firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and volunteer to help serve this need.