Elvira Elementary asked for 128 binders, one for each student in their fifth grade, so that teachers in this low income district would not have to purchase the binders themselves for their students.
The Rincon Rotary partnered with locally-owned Tucson office supply provider Gibson's Office Solutions to fill the grant at a lower price and faster than national chains and big box stores.
Rincon Rotary's support is part of its Rotary LOCAL program, whose mission is to help improve the local community through educational outreach. Rotary LOCAL can provide manpower, resources from local business partners, or in some cases, direct financial support to teachers who apply for assistance.
To find out more about Rotary LOCAL and how it may be able to help you, go to rotarylocal.org. Primary support for Rotary LOCAL comes from the Rincon Rotary's annual fundraiser, The Tucson Taste of Chocolate.