The Village for Early Childhood Education at North received a grant of $2,000 from the Littleton Rotary Foundation this summer. Each year the Rotary committee evaluates grant requests from organizations to improve communities. The Village was selected based on their application for funds directed toward the purchase of materials to build book bags.
“The funds will help us to develop a Book Bag Program, which bundles books and notebooks together in bags so students can take a selection of books home to share with family members. With this grant, each classroom will now have several Book Bags, some with a curriculum-specific content, others just fun,” said Marnie Yanacheak, Director/Principal at The Village. “Our goal is to have books coming home that all ages can enjoy. When a student reads with a family member, it builds a connection between schoolwork and home. We are thankful we can make this a reality.”
Members of The Rotary Club of Littleton represent a cross section of men and women in the greater Littleton area who are leaders in their various businesses, professions and vocations. The organization provides a venue for members to be of service through Rotary's numerous local and worldwide projects.