Tacoma Rotary Raises the Paddle for Reach Out and Read
Tacoma Rotary 8 is proud to support Reach Out and Read. We know that reading to young children from an early age has a tremendous impact on lifelong literacy skills. Rotary 8 is thankful to the clinics that have chosen to participate in this program, and we are honored to help provide books to kids and families in need." - Susan Barbeau, Tacoma Rotary 8 Literacy Chair
During their annual Rotary Dinner and Auction, Tacoma Rotary 8 "raised the paddle" in support of Reach Out and Read Washington. Rotarians' generosity was on full display, as members pledged a total of $22,500 to support our work. Those funds will be used to purchase new, high-quality children's books for many Reach Out and Read clinics serving low-income families in Pierce County.
Our sincere thanks to Rotary President Becky Fontaine, Susan Barbeau, Tacoma Rotary 8, and everyone who generously donated to support early literacy in Pierce County!