Early Childhood Literacy





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Darien

Total Budget: $12,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Provide take-home literacy kids for approximately 150 children in Darien Il.

This proposal completely replaces our Food For Kids application (P-4693).

Our new proposal is an early literacy program, targeting and families children entering school for the first time. We propose to purchase materials for and distribute literacy kits to approximately 150 children in Darien. The age of the children would be 3, 4, or 5 year old children, depending on when they first show up in our local schools through preschool screenings, or when they enter kindergarten the first time if not a part of the preschool program. We are working in conjunction with Indian Prairie Public Library and our local elementary school districts and preschool programs to determine appropriate books, materials, and resources, as well as early literacy information for parents.

Once the materials are in hand, we would have one or more packing events where we would fill bags which would be provided to the school staff to distribute to children and families. These packing nights would involve all 26 Rotarians in our club plus 20 or so local volunteers. Our proposed budget is $12,000, of which $2,179 would come from the District grant.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Darien

Primary Contact: Chris Gerrib

Email: cgerrib@comcast.net

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Chris Gerrib

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Karen Swinger

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Chris Gerrib

System Entry: Project signed by Chris Gerrib.


by Marshall Schmitt

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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