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Helping Students since 1926

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

Kindergarten Readiness Bags

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

School Based Pantries

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

Photo by Sharon Kunkel / Goodwill Manasota

The Dictionary Project

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

Rotary Club grant enriches playground, helps honor supporter of Children First

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

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