Free dictionaries from Rotary Club

Free dictionaries from Rotary Club

freedictionarykid-webPhoto: Assumption Regional School student Chloe Cooke with at her new dictionary.

On Sept. 24, third graders from Assumption Regional Catholic School received a gift from members of the Absecon-Galloway Rotary Club.
Rotary Club members Linda Eattock, Anne Thomas, John Brilla and Dave Waldman presented each of the third grade students with their own dictionary.
For many years numerous Rotary Clubs across the nation have participated in “The Dictionary Project,” a nonprofit effort that provides funds for the purchase of dictionaries to donate to third grade students.
According to Linda Eattock, vice president and branch manager of TD Bank Galloway, the group began participating in this cause in 2003 by distributing dictionaries to classes in the Absecon school district. Once they began raising additional funds they grew in their efforts and expanded into Galloway schools and eventually private and charter schools.
“This is the second year that students at Assumption Regional Catholic School have benefited from this great project,” said Mary Ellen Schurtz, principal. “To see the student’s faces and the excitement of knowing these books are theirs to keep and use is priceless! We commend the Rotary for their tremendous efforts.”
The Absecon-Galloway Rotary Club, along with 38 additional participating Clubs in Rotary District 7640, distribute over 16,000 books each year to various school districts.

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