Photo by Bob Dombroski
On Saturday, November 14, nine Rotary clubs from Dane County helped sort and pack educational materials for the Rotary-supervised Books for the World program.
Over 50 Rotarians from the Madison Breakfast, After Hours, Waunakee, Madison East-Monona, Fitchburg-Verona, Reedsburg, DeForest, Sun Prairie, and West Towne-Middleton clubs packed more than 15 tons (9 pallets) of school and library books. The pallets of books will soon be shipped to Houston, Texas, and Rotarians there will load them into sea containers destined for schools in over 25 countries where students are taught in English. These resources, donated by schools and libraries across Wisconsin, will be used by students in these countries for an additional 5 to 8 years.
The Wisconsin Operation, which has been supervised by Madison Breakfast Rotary since 2005, is the second largest Books for the World processing site in the USA (Texas being the largest). Since the Wisconsin program began, the club has also shipped school desks (more than 1,000), classroom tables, and library shelves. The sea containers, which are purchased by the Houston-area Rotary clubs, remain with the schools to be converted to teaching space and health clinics. 
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