On January 27th, we held our first Marietta Partnership for Literacy meeting of 2020 at the Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center. Mary Ansley Southerland, President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Marietta, shared the Legacy of Love and Learning tote bag and its contents with everyone.
RCoM applied for and was awarded one of only four $10,000 Rotary District 6900 Competitive Grants for 2019-20. These funds, along with additional money raised from other fundraisers this year, will allow RCoM to distribute approximately 5,500 tote bags filled with information promoting early learning, language nutrition and skills that will carry a child successfully into Pre-K ready to succeed.
Roughly 5,500 children are born at Kennestone hospital each year. In order to make sure that every child gets a tote bag and an early start to a life of literacy, RCoM will hand off 500 of these tote bags to Kennestone each month throughout the year of 2020.
Each tote bag contains
– Book called “First 100 Words” (A bilingual copy for Hispanic families) – An application for a library card – A list of recommended books to read – A letter from the rotary club – And more!
Cheers to early literacy!