What a great start we've had for this Rotary year!
Your participation is appreciated more than you can imagine!
I’ve designated September as Crown Point Rotary’s Imagination Library Month!
As the school children get ready to go back to school I’d like us to focus on those children who won’t enter the school system for another 1-5 years! In particular those children who don’t have all the gifts of time and family available to help them prepare for life’s journey.
Rotary International’s service partnership with The Dollywood Foundation’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides opportunities to collaborate in support of basic education by fostering a lifelong love of reading and learning from an early age. Through this partnership, children receive access to age-appropriate reading materials to help establish a strong educational foundation early in life.
Crown Point Rotary joined in on this effort a year and a half ago. With Dolly Parton’s  Imagination Library we have committed to providing a book a month for up to 300 children in our community for the next 5 years. We are only able to do this because of our partnership with Rotary District 6540, Crown Point Community Foundation, and you!
While 300 children is quite a few, there are over 750 families within our own community that are in need!  The need is obviously bigger than our club can take on alone.  We are launching an internal initiative this month and our goal is to get 100% participation from our members.
After our internal initiative, with the help of Crown Point Community Schools Corp, we will be rolling the initiative out to the community.  The ultimate goal is to set up an Endowment for the community to provide books to all pre-school children in need for years to come.
A fund has been established with the Crown Point Community Foundation, the Crown Point Rotary Foundation Fund, all donations to this fund will be tax deductible.