The trustees of the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation have awarded $40,400 to support the work of 24 local agencies serving young people in and around Providence.
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Members of the Rotary Club of Providence and the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation are joining forces to help maintain literacy among Providence school children over this summer of pandemic uncertainty. We'll be purchasing literacy enrichment kits for distribution at city parks where children gather to receive meals. Each kit contains a copy of Highlights magazine, some crayons and fun stickers. Staff members from Providence PlayCorps will show the kids how to enjoy the variety of fun and educational content in Highlights.
 The foundation will contribute $5,000 from the Childhood Literacy Initiative to purchase 1,000 kits. Rotarians and friends are invited to make donations with a goal of $2,500 for an additional 500 kits.
You can contribute securely online - CLICK HERE.
With one distribution in July and one in August, our Summer Fun(d) will serve approximately 750 children, including many from our partner school, Harry Kizirian Elementary.
The Rotary Club of Providence is embarking on a new approach
to its community service and philanthropy:
The Childhood Literacy Initiative
A lot of club members took part in
bringing this idea to where it is today.
And the more members who take part in the future,
the better the chances for success
toward a very ambitious goal.
What’s it all about  >>

Founded in 1911, the Rotary Club of Providence is a fellowship and service organization of men and women dedicated to the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. We are one of over 35,000 clubs in more than 150 countries, with over 1.2 million members.

We serve the local community with active support for literacy and other needs related to children.
Our wide-ranging partnership with Providence's Harry Kizirian Elementary School includes placing a small library in each classroom through the generosity of a longtime member, having Rotarians read to students, and a beautification effort with Rotarians adding brightly colored paint along the corridors and creating an imaginative mural based on student drawings in the main lobby.
Proceeds from club fundraising activities support the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, which distributes grants totaling more than $50,000 each year to the Childhood Literacy Initiative and local agencies serving children.
Our weekly meetings feature interesting speakers and opportunities for members and guests to socialize. Fellowship activities include a bowling league, a book club and parties for almost any occasion.
If you're interested in serving your community and adding enjoyment to your life through the company of like-minded men and women, we're interested in meeting you! Click here to learn how you can become a Providence Rotarian.

Upcoming Speakers
Sally E. Lapides, CEO of Residential Properties
Aug 17, 2020
Real estate market in RI and specially in Providence during Covid-19
Curt Columbus of Trinity Repertory Company
Aug 24, 2020
The impact of Covid-19 on Trinity Rep and the RI performing arts
Kelly Perry, Director of Horticulture@Swan Point
Aug 31, 2020
Kelly will talk sbout horiculture at Swan Point for Our First in-person Rotary meeting!
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Providence, RI 02904
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