Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Local Rotary Donates to Literacy Center

The Visalia Breakfast Rotary Club has given five hundred dollars to the Tulare County Library Literacy Center

Sue Gillison, Literacy Program Manager, in thanking the Club said, “With a forty-one percent illiteracy rate in Tulare County, and statewide budget cuts for literacy programs, the financial support we receive from the Rotary is invaluable. Our tutors are volunteers, but they need books, supplemental materials and supplies to serve their learners well. We are most grateful that we have these funds to invest in the future of the adult learners in our county.”

The Breakfast Rotary made the gift as part of their Community Support Association program. The monies are earmarked for the adult literacy program of the Center. The Rotary Club has been an ongoing benefactor of the Tulare County Read to Succeed Program.