Even though children are not in classrooms, Rotarians from the Tucson Kino Rotary Club once again distributed over 1,600 dictionary/reference books to all third graders at 21 local schools in the southern part of Tucson and as far west as Baboquivari in Sells. 
 
“We do this every year and normally are able to hand them directly to the children to witness the joy each child expresses when they can write their own name in the book and take it home with them,” says Rotarian Buck Crouch, President of the SUSD School Board. This year, due to the pandemic, the books were distributed by school staff.
 
The program is financially supported by the Tucson Kino Rotary Club, the Long Realty Long Cares Foundation, and the South Tucson Cyber Lions. “This is such a great project that it motivated me to become a Rotarian,” said the newest Tucson Kino Rotarian, Richard Stevenson. 
 
Pictured are Rotarians Buck Crouch, Andy Townsend (Principal at Elvira Elementary) and Richard Stevenson. 
 
Learn more at kinorotary.org.
 
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